Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Simply stunning encouragement watercolored card

Backyard Basics encouragement card with Stampin' Up's Backyard Basics and Trust God stamp sets

Does this bird not look like he wants to fly right off the card and give you an encouraging peck? This card is a reminder of the wonderful friendships I have created while stamping with my Stamp Camp c friends at Becky Liggin's monthly stamp club.  Becky is my fabulous upline with Stampin' Up and always has such gorgeous ideas. This one is simply adorable and actually fairly simple. I can't tell you how much I love this stitched satin ribbon. It's hard to describe it until you actually use it, but when you tie it in a bow, it just lays right where you want it to. It's like it has a memory. Want to make this card with 8 or 10 friends? You bring the friends and I'll bring the fun!
 
Stampin Up supplies used:
stamps: Backyard Basics, Trust God
paper: so saffron and very vanilla 8 1/2 x 11 card stock, primrose petals 12x12 core'dinations card stock, very vanilla envelopes
ink: basic black, primrose petals, crushed curry and coastal cabana classic stampin' pads
BigShot: labels framelit collection, beautifully baroque embossing folder
ribbon: primrose petals 3/8"stitched satin ribbon
other: blender pens
 
Directions:
Cut so saffron card stock at 5 1/2 on long end and fold for base.  Stamp with crushed curry on the front just randomly around off the edges focusing on 4 corners. Cut a primrose petals core'dinations piece with the labels collection framelit and then a smaller very vanilla piece with same set of framelits. Run the primrose petals piece through the Bigshot with the baroque embossing folder, then sand the primrose petals piece to show off the gorgeous embossed pattern. Stamp the bird and scripture in basic black, let dry.  Now it's time for watercoloring. Here's some tips from the Stampin' Up website on how to watercolor: 
 

Watercoloring

Watercoloring
Watercoloring 6.2.2

SO COOL! Did you know your inkpads could do that?  WOW!

Watercolor your bird as you like it. Believe me, no two birds in our group were the same! Stamp one more flower in crushed curry over the watercolored bird. Tie a ribbon with primrose petals ribbon and then adhere layers using snail adhesive. I used stampin' dimensionals on the top ivory piece to make it stand out. Adhere ribbon with glue dot.  Stamp scripture and flower on your envelope for that special touch!
 
***Tell me who you would send this card to in the comments below! 
 

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 Press the closed lid of a Classic Stampin' Pad down against the ink pad, creating a small pool of color in the lid; then open the lid. Use a blender pen, an Aqua Painter, or a damp watercolor brush to lift the ink from the lid and apply to the stamped image.
QUICK TIP
For more saturated colors, watercolor with Classic ink refills.
 


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