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Sunday, 9 August 2015

Watercolour Wash & An Open Heart Thinking Of You Card

If you follow my Blog on a regular basis, you will probably have realised that I rarely post cards that have sad emotions involved.

I am actually very comfortable making cards that tell others that we are thinking of them during their tough times, since I used to be a Cancer Nurse. But having said that, I tend to prefer posts that are uplifting. And so I am going to try harder to share more 'sympathy' or 'thinking of you' cards in the future.
The stamp sets I am featuring today are:


And here are all the products I have used today .... yes, it is a nice short list today he he
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Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.
And here is how to replicate this card, and please feel free to CASE away

Begin by making your card 6" square base using Stampin Up!'s new A4 Whisper White Thicker Cardstock.
Next, trim a piece of Watercolour Paper to 12 cms x 12 cms
Spritz both sides of the watercolour paper using water and the Stampin Spritzer. Wetting both sides of the paper will stop it curling.
Now, ink up the Watercolour Wash Stamp with Mint Macaron Classic Ink Pad, and spritz the inked side of the stamp generously.
Stamp this onto your damp Watercolour Paper, holding the stamp on the paper for a few moments to allow the ink to sink into the paper.
Allow the Watercolour Paper to dry before proceeding.

You are now going to stamp onto the dry watercolour paper.

Begin by inking up the leafy stamp using the Mossy Meadow Classic Ink Pad and stamp a couple of times using off the page technique (i.e. you only stamp a portion of the stamp onto the paper to give a more natural feel to the card.
Now, ink up the bird stamp using the Early Espresso Classic Ink Pad, and stamp the bird so it appears to be sitting on a branch. Repeat but using the stamping off the page technique again.

Now for the sentiment.
Using the Early Espresso Classic Ink Pad again, stamp the 'So much my heart ...' stamp, and beneath that, stamp the 'so hard to find ,,,' stamp.

Mat (layer) the watercolour panel onto a piece of Basic Black Cardstock measuring 12.6 cms x 12.6 cms using Fast Fuse Adhesive.

Now wrap a piece of Basic Black Stitched Satin Ribbon around the card, and tie a pretty bow.
Apply stampin Dimensionals to the reverse side of the panel, and mount the card onto the centre of your Card Base.

And that is the card made ... Simple Huh?

Over to you now, ... and I hope you have as much fun making your card, as I had making mine,
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