Friendship Cards, Just Because Cards, Winter Cards

Warm Wishes Friend

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Hi there!

Here I am again, catching up with posts.  It’s it amazing how quickly the days fly by?!  I was inspired to use this background stamp by all the posts about snow that I was seeing on Instagram.  I grew up with snow but don’t have it where I live now.  I miss it!

I used a Wow! Embossing Pad and white Hero Arts embossing powder to heat embossed the Simon Says Stamp Outline Snowflakes background stamp onto a piece of Canson XL Watercolor paper.  I used painter’s tape to adhere the panel to my work surface and then used a flat brush to apply clean clear water over the entire panel.

Using an wet 8 round brush, I transferred some Bright Clear Violet and Red Violet to my glass media mat, keeping them separate and blending them just a bit in the middle. Then I randomly added the colors, and the blend, to the wet panel.  I used a heat gun to help the drying along and then, to add intensity, I wet the panel again and applied more color.

While the panel was drying, I used the Simon Says Stamp Big Friend die to cut the sentiment from Neenah Solar White cardstock and its shadow layer from My Favorite Things heavy vellum. I adhered the two together and set it aside.

I stamped the “warm wishes” sentiment, from the Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words Christmas stamp set, in Versafine Clair Nocturne ink, on a strip of Neenah Solar white.  I trimmed it down and backed it with foam tape.

To assemble the card, I trimmed the watercolor panel down to 4.25″ x 5.5″ and then adhered both sentiments.  Then I adhered the card front to an A2-sized card base.

Thank you so much for visiting!

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