Saturday, June 6, 2015
I'm participating in the Pretty Pink Posh Watercolor Blog Hop this weekend. This is their third-ever blog hop, and Paulina (owner of Pretty Pink Posh) invited anyone who wants to participate. This is my first of 3 cards.
I began by die cutting a piece of Strathmore Mixed Media Paper with the largest of Lawn Fawn's "Large Stitched Rectangle" dies. I then used my MISTI to help me position the "Delightfully Delicate Background" stamp by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps (discontinued). Because the stamp is smaller than an A2 card, I had to stamp it 4 times. Without the MISTI, lining it up would have been very difficult, especially since I was stamping with Versamark. After each stamping, I sprinkled on Ranger Super Fine Detail White embossing powder, brushed off what stuck outside the faux stitching lines, and heat set it. That made it a little easier to see the design, so I could know where to stamp next. (This stamp was made to be extendable, so the pattern will line up.)
Once I'd stamped and heat embossed the entire card front, I used the "Pocket Border" die by Pretty Pink Posh to cut a section out of the panel. After I die cut the border twice, I taped the paper to my cutting board, making sure to space the 2 pieces as they would be on the final card, so the painted lines would match up. I masked off the edges outside the faux stitching lines. I used watercolors in rainbow order, and painted diagonal stripes across the card panels. Then I set that aside to dry.
After my watercolor pieces had dried, I cut a piece of dark blue cardstock to 4.25x5.5". I positioned each panel on top of that, and lightly traced around the circular opening with a pencil. I stamped my greeting, from this stamp set, in Versamark, and white heat embossed it. I cut pieces of fun foam slightly smaller than the 2 watercolor pieces, and adhered them to the back of the panels with my ATG gun. I adhered those to the blue panel, and finally mounted that on a white A2 card base. I will be sending this card in my final package to Operation Write Home, as part of their "Finish Strong" campaign.
I'm also entering this in Simon Says Stamp's Work It Wednesday challenge: "Rainbow."