1.Layer One – Card Base cut at 5.5 x 8.5, scored and folded
Category: Aqua Painter
I wasn’t going to do it as I seemed to have so many ideas going around in my head that I was getting a little confused, but then wanted to try a Criss-Cross Card. I’ve never done one of these previously. I have seen them around “blog world” for some time. As usual, I’ve adapted my card to fit the Australian standard envelope.
For the inside of my card, I again stamped the image in the bottom right hand side on Very Vanilla Cardstock & coloured the same as the front. I sponged Rose Red around the end of the Very Vanilla Cardstock using my SU Sponges & Pastels. This piece was adhered to a piece of Pumpkin Pie Caardsock. Using Rose Red Re-Inker, I dyed 2 flowers & kept one of them the natural colour. I adhered these together & mounted top left hand side of the card ensuring that the flower was not too far over so that I couldn’t slide the card into its pocket. A Basic Pearl was stuck in the middle.
Today’s card is taken from the sketch challenge over at Stamping 411 They always have a great sketch, not to mention the measurements!
Layer 1: 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″, scored at 4-1/4″ – Very Vanilla
Layer 2: 4 x 5-1/4″ – Wild Wasabi
Layer 3: 2-3/4 x 3-1/4″ – Rose Red
Layer 4: 2-5/8 x 3-1/8″ – Watercolour Paper
I stamped random images from “Growing Green” onto Wild Wasabi Cardstock, using Wild Wasabi Ink.
I stamped the same image onto Water Colour Paper in Chocolate Chip Ink & using my Aqua Painter, coloured the image with Wild Wasabi Ink. The flower image was stamped onto a scrap of Water Colour Paper again using Chocolate Chip Ink, coloured it with Rose Red Ink & my Aqua Painter. I cut around the flower & adhered it to the Water Colour Paper using SU Dimensionals. I stamped the sentiment in Chocolate Chip Ink.
Stamp Set – Great Friend, Growing Green
Ink – Rose Red, Wild Wasabi, Chocolate Chip
Cardstock – Very Vanilla, Wild Wasabi, Rose Red, Watercolour Paper
Ribbon – 3/7″ Taffeta Real Red
Accessories – Multipurpose Glue, SU Dimensionals, Aqua Painter
Until next time, Enjoy!
I decided to use the current “IN Colours” & Fifth Avenue Floral Stamp Set, along with my Aqua Painter. This is the end result.
Thinking of You…
It has been a couple of days since my last post. I have been busy out in the garden, but now it is just too hot again, so with all housework, etc completed, music in the backbround, Tennis on TV – sound turned down, and my stamps everywhere, I can play! What better way to spend Sunday arvo, except the beach or maybe fishing!
The inspiration for this card comes from the new sketch over at Stamping 411 and I have combined my group’s weekly challenge where we have to make a Sympathy card – see Here for the 1st card posted.
Again Stamping 411 have supplied the measurements for the sketch –
Base: 11 x 4 1/4″, scored and folded in half at 5 1/2″
Layer 2: 5 3/8″ x 4 1/8″ *** note: this is an extra layer, you could skip this one.. 😀
Layer 3: 5 1/4″ x 4″
Layer 4: 3 3/4″ x 3″
Layer 5: 3 5/8″ x 2 1/2″
For my card I used the Bigshot, Embossing Folder – Perfect Polka Dots – I am loving this folder, but you have probably guessed by now – and embossed Whisper White Cardstock.
Taking a piece of Watercolour Paper, I randomly applied Shimmer Paint and allowed to dry. If you are too impatient, this is where your Heat Tool comes in handy, but I am happy to do something else while waiting for Shimmer Paint to dry. Wipe your Embossing Buddy over the Paper. With your image, stamp over Watercolour Paper using Versamark. While still wet, apply Embossing Powder – White, over the image. Tap excess into your Tray, and heat image using your Heat Tool. I love embossing as I love to watch the Powder change colour….
Using an Aqua Painter and Poppy Parade, colour your image. This is the best part, as you can pick up the ink and with your Painter, lighten or darken your image until you are happy with the result. I kept mine light as I wanted to keep the whole card very clean. I then stamped my sentiment directly over the Shimmer.
I’ve found using Shimmer Paint, even the bright colour inks will look soft once stamped. It also gives a completely different to Watercolour Paper.
Adhere this stamped paper to Poppy Parade Cardstock. Adhere ribbon to the Embossed Whisper White RHS and adhere Poppy Parade to this piece of Cardstock. Tie bow and adhere to card.