Tuesday, February 25, 2014

You make me happy hand-stamped watercolor card

Color is so in and I couldn't be happier!!  This year the introduction of color back into my crafting (and wardrobe) has me doing the happy dance!  This quick, cute 4" square hand-stamped card has a fake you out watercolor look that embraces color while being cute!  So tie one on and create this cute frame card with me (ribbon, tie, lol)
Create this card with:
Happy Watercolor stamp set (#133191)
Whisper White 12" card stock (#124302)
Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper (#132994)
Smoky Slate ink (#131179)
Island Indigo ink (#126986)
Daffodil Delight ink (#126944)
Daffodil Delight Seam Binding Ribbon (#125583)
Circles Collection Framelits (#130911)
Big Shot Magnetic Platform (#130658)
Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (#113439)
Stampin' Dimensional Adhesive (#104430)
 
Cutting this 12" Whisper White card stock gives me many cute 4" square cards per page!!  Square cards are very trendy right now and look so cute... so go ahead, use that 12" scrapbook intended paper for cards!
Cutting this Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper into a window is easy with the Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Magnetic Platform and the Circles Collection Framelits.  (Don't toss this circle away, find a great way to re-use it in another project!!)
 
Once you cut the center out of the Watercolor Wonder, lay it down on the 4" card.  Using this as a guide, stamp the flower from the Happy Watercolor stamp set in Smoky Slate.  (Using the colors listed in the book that ties to each paper pack allows me to look coordinated and sharp.) 
Layer the 'You Make Me Happy' sentiment over the stem in Island Indigo Ink.
 
This Happy Watercolor stamp set has a 'fake you out' watercolor stamp!  I LOVE IT!! It is supposed to not be perfect, making it perfect for me (te, he, he).  It has a ombre / variegated look pre-done so it's soft and pretty (while being trendy).
 
Tie it together and highlight the frame/window when you tie the Daffodil Delight Seam Binding Ribbon.  Adhere the 'frame' with our Stampin' Dimensional Adhesive.  This gives dimension and highlights the frame.
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Doing the happy dance over this frame/window look, color filled, hand-stamped card!  Embracing the use of color (in my card-making, paper-crafting and fashion) this card with a mock-watercolor look.  So create a cute hand-stamped card and send some color to those in your life!
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