Celebration Cards, Feel Good Cards

Wishing You Both Joy

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Hello there, I hope you’re having a lovely day!

Today’s card features the Cora Background, the Sending and Wishing stamp set, and the Wishing die cut, all from Simon Says Stamps.

I started with an A2-sized piece of Canson XL watercolor paper.  I stamped the background image in Versamark ink, poured Hero Arts white embossing powder over top, tapped off the excess powder, and heat embossed with a heat gun.

Then I taped down the panel to a flat surface and wet the entire background with a flat brush.  Using a round 6 brush, I dropped in a blue Winsor and Newton Cotman watercolor and randomly painted over the card, leaving some areas with more color than others.  When the panel was dry, I lightly rubbed over the background with a very slightly damp paper towel to remove any watercolor sitting on top of the heat embossing.

I die cut the “Wishing” sentiment from a piece of navy Recollections cardstock.  I also heat embossed the “you both joy” sentiment onto the same cardstock using the same white embossing powder from Hero Arts.

To assemble the card, I adhered the background onto an A2-sized card base and then adhered both sentiment pieces using liquid adhesive.  And that finished up today’s card.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Feel Good Cards, Just For Fun Cards

Hello

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Hi there!

Today’s card uses the Botanic Hello stamp from Mama Elephant.  I love this giant stamp which stamps the entire image you see here.

I started by trimming an A2-sized piece of Canson XL watercolor paper with the largest die from the Lawn Fawn Outside In Stitched Rectangles die set.  Then I stamped the image in Versafine ink, poured Hero Arts white embossing powder over top, tapped off the excess, and hit it with a heat gun.

For watercolors, I used colors from the Winsor & Newton Cotman Water Color Pocket Plus Set of 24 Half Pans.  I used Alazarin Crimson Hue for the flowers, and Sap Green for the leaves.  The sentiment is Payne’s Gray.  I did some very basic watercoloring, going back in to add some details with the same color once the base layer had dried a bit.

When the panel was dry, I adhered it to an A2-sized piece of Recollections gray kraft cardstock and then adhered that, in turn, to an A2-sized card base.  And that finished today’s card.

Thanks for swinging by!

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Feel Good Cards, Just For Fun Cards

Hello

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Hello and happy Friday! I hope you’re having a wonderful day!

Today I’m sharing a card using Mama Elephant’s Botanic Hello stamp. I love this large stamp that covers an entire card and has beautiful flowers and leaves to color.

I used the largest die of the Lawn Fawn Outside In Stitched Rectangle die set to cut down and add stitching detail to a piece of Canson XL watercolor paper. Then I stamped the combined image and sentiment in VersaMark ink. I sprinkled the card with Hero Arts white embossing powder, tapped off the excess, and then melted the embossing powder with a heat gun.

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For watercolors, I used colors from a Windsor & Newton Cotman watercolor set. This set is their Painting Plus (I’ve also seen it called Pocket Plus) set of 24 half-pans. It’s a great size to take on the go and in the past, I’ve prepped multiple heat-embossed card fronts using this stamp set and painted while on vacation.

The colors I used are Purple Lake for the flowers, Sap Green and Hooker’s Green Dark for the leaves, and Payne’s Gray for the sentiment. I started by simply coloring in the flowers and leaves with Purple Lake and Sap Green with a #3 round brush. I didn’t wet the watercolor paper first, so this was a wet-on-dry approach. I let it dry and then I went back in with a #2 round brush and added more Purple Lake (with less water) to the flowers to add detail, and Hooker’s Green Dark to the leaves to add veins. Then, I used Payne’s Gray to color in the Hello sentiment.

To finish the card, I used liquid glue to adhere the card front to an A2-sized piece of Recollections Grey Kraft cardstock and then in turn adhered that to an A2-sized card base.

Thanks for coming by!

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