This past weekend was a long one here in New Zealand – we were celebrating our national day – Waitangi Day. It was a nice relaxing weekend and I managed to make 20 cards for staff who have birthday’s in March.
Today’s card has a couple of techniques – a watercolour wash and stamping on window sheets.
My inspiration came from a card I received that had Designer Series Paper panels on the front and I also wanted to use this stamp from Ronda Wade’s Million Dollar stamp set – Ridiculously Awesome.
To start I die cut five Stitched Rectangles using Shimmery White cardstock and using an aqua painter gave them a light wash of water. I have a little painters tray that I put a couple of drops of reinker in and then squeeze some water from the aqua painter to dilute the ink. I then ‘wash’ over the cardstock with some ink using the aqua painter. You don’t want the colour too strong. Put the strips aside to dry or you can give them a quick dry with the heat tool.
I went with bright colours – Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green, Mango Melody, Magneta Madness and Coastal Cabana.
I cut a piece of Window Sheet the height of my strips and wide enough to cover them and then stamped my sentiment with Jet Black StazOn. When you use StazOn make sure you clean your stamps straight away with StazOn Cleaner. If your image smudges you can wipe the Window Sheet clean with Isopropyl Alcohol and then start again 🙂
Once the wash strips have been adhered to the Shimmery White mat I added black dimensionals cut in half to the back of the Window Sheet. The lettering is wide enough to conceal the dimenisonals. The balloons are adhered directly to the Window Sheet and then I was also able to add more dimensionals to the back of the Window Sheet which got covered by the balloons.
One of my favourite sets in the new January – June Mini is the Pretty Perennials set on page 31. I love the size and font of the ‘happy’. The 40 is die cut from Gorgeous Grape using Playful Alphabet dies and the ‘th’ is from the retired Little Numbers.
Until next time …