I was excited to get started on today’s card with two challenges in mind.
The first thing I did was cut a 4″ X 1 1/2″ piece of Watercolor Paper. Then, I used three ink colors (Balmy Blue, Highland Heather, and Flirty Flamingo) with my Aqua Painter to paint the paper.
TIP: I started on the left side and painted across, cleaning my brush between colors, so I wouldn’t contaminate my ink pads.
I cut the Watercolor Paper larger than I needed, and glued it to a 4″ X 5 1/4″ Whisper White layer. I did this so the Stitched Rectangles Die would give a nice, even border. This is the second to largest die.
Next, I cut a Sweet Silhouettes tree branch from Watercolor Paper, and used the same painting method as the strip. TIP: I made sure the cut was straight, so the tree would be flush to the strip.
The sentiment, “You inspire me” is from the Silhouette Scenes Stamp Set, stamped in Memento Black Ink, and cut with an Ornate Frames Die.
Notice how the colors match the Woven Threads Sequins perfectly. These things make me very happy!
I was inspired by two challenges: Fusion (sketch and photo)
And, TGIF (watercolor)
Now for exciting news!
First of all, this month’s Host Code gift is something I know you’ll want in your collection. It’s the new, fabulous, Ornate Floral Embossing Folder! I’ve already used it on a number of my cards, and it adds gorgeous texture. Just add my Host Code (DGMYPXET) in the box provided when you order a minimum of $50.00 in the month of May, and I will send the embossing folder to you in June.
Secondly, I’m having a drawing for two items: the Thoughtful Blooms Stamp Set AND the Small Bloom Punch. Your name will be entered in the drawing when you place a minimum $100.00 order in May.
This is Stampin’ Up’s list of retiring items, so click here, then click on “Last-Chance Products” in my store. Order those bundles now while you get the 10% savings, and earn the Ornate Floral Embossing Folder from me, plus a chance to win the Small Bloom Punch and Thoughtful Blooms Stamp Set.
Last, but not least, if you are a customer of mine, you will be receiving the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog sometime in May, with ordering beginning June 3rd. The catalog happens to have a brand new stamp set (page 48) that coordinates with the Small Bloom Punch!
Thanks so much for stopping by. My birthday is in May, so I’m especially happy to have you celebrating with me!