Do you need a quick and easy card? Do you have a lot of little pieces of cardstock laying around? Here is a perfect card that works for both of those issues. The hardest part was picking out the colors to use!
To make this card I cut the Thank You using the Thank You Thinlits Die from a piece of Balmy Blue cardstock. As you know, I love large sentiment stamps and dies. Stampin’ Up!® offer this one and a Happy Birthday Die. Then I just found various pieces of cardstock that was already cut and layered them on one another onto a Smoky Slate card base until I found a layout I liked. In this case I used a piece of Highland Heather, Mango Melody, Lemon Lime Twist, Daffodil Delight and Grapefruit Grove. I like how summery all these colors look together.
I am sure all of you have pieces of cardstock just like this hanging around. Put them to good use!
Today is my sister, Emily’s birthday. She lives in Savannah and I don’t get to see her enough. Emily is the kindest and most thoughtful person I know. She does so much for others all the time. When I grow up I want to be just like her. Happy Birthday, Emily. I hope your day is wonderful!
Good morning everyone. Today is Friday which means it is time for another BS&J Productions Stamp Off Challenge! Today’s challenge is to make a Watercolor Wash Background.
Here is my card:
To Make this card I started with a piece of Shimmer White Paper. If you have never tried Shimmer White Paper, you really need to. It is a bit thicker than regular cardstock and has a slight shimmer to it which is actually beautiful. It is great for any kind of watercoloring. I squeezed some ink (Coastal Cabana, Lemon Lime Twist and Gorgeous Grape) into the lids of the corresponding ink pad cover. Then I took my Aqua Painter, added a couple of drops of water into the ink and then spread it over the Shimmer Paper. After I had done this with all three colors I then dripped some water over the top of it to add the water spots.
The sentiment is a die called Thank You Thinlits. I cut this out inn Basic Black cardstock. I felt like it needed more so I added the Droplets from the Frosted and Clear Epoxy Droplets. These are in the 2018 Holiday Catalog.
Tropical Chic is such a fun stamp set. Whenever I see any cards made with it (and there are a lot because it is very popular) they always look for happy and bright. It is probably because anything tropical is fun (think turquoise water, white sandy beaches and a pina colada!). The other fun thing is this stamp set has matching Thinlits and you can save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle.
Speaking of Thinlits, you should take a look at this set. They have dies to cut out the leaves but they also cut out the centers of the leaves. Plus they have a square die that cuts out a frame of leaves. Lastly, some of the dies cut out some of the images from the Tropical Escape Designer Series Paper. I love that!
The colors I used to make this card are Coastal Cabana, Granny Apple Green, Lemon Lime Twist and Pineapple Punch. The large Thank You piece is cut from the Thank You Thinlits Die. The sentiment is from All Things Thanks.
Delightfully Detailed Laser Cut Specialty Paper is new in this year’s Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog. I have to admit I was a little skeptical about it at first. I was afraid it would be too hard to handle. I am glad I decided to try it because it really is not too bad. It is delicate but it is so beautiful that it is worth the extra effort.
This Specialty Paper comes with eight sheets (four of two different designs). One sheet is very easy to cut as each design has a border. The other design is one big sheet and you just need to go a little slower when cutting or it will rip. To make this easier, I marked the back of a full sheet of the Laser Cut Paper with a pencil measuring 3.75″ by 5″ in one corner and lightly put Multipurpose Liquid Glue all over within these pencil marks. Then I attached it to a 4″ by 5.25″ piece of Mint Macaron cardstock and let it dry before cutting it. It looked like this:Then I took my Paper Snips and carefully cut along the edge of the Mint Macaron cardstock to detach my piece from the full sheet of the Laser Cut Paper. After that I put it upside down in my Stampin’ Trimmer and cut it to the size I wanted (3.75″ x 5″). The whole process did not take very long because Multipurpose Liquid Glue dries really fast.
The last step was to add the Thank You to the card. This was easy because Stampin’ Up! now has a die called Thank You Thinlits to do this. I cut it out in Gorgeous Grape cardstock.