Here’s this week’s As You See It Challenge card! I hope you’ll hop on over to the challenge blog at www.AsYouSeeItChallenge.com and check out what the rest of the design team has to share, as well as join in on the challenge yourself! Lighthearted Leaves is my stamp obsession for fall and when I saw this color combo from fellow demonstrator, Teneale, I had to try it out! It may be my new favorite color combo!
The leaf is definitely the star of the card. I kept the rest very simple to let it shine! That’s really where all the time is on this card. It is stamped in VersaMark and white heat embossed onto Shimmery White cardstock. I LOVE how this paper takes watercoloring and also the shimmery shine that shows through as well.
Let’s talk dimension! I’ve become obsessed with the tip from Jennifer McGuire to use Fun Foam (yes, like the kind kids love!) behind large layers. She did a comparison with regular foam adhesive and with the Fun Foam where she actually mailed them to herself. The results were pretty interesting; regular foam adhesive really smashed in the mail, leaving any areas without foam adhesive sunken in while the fun foam card looked perfect. I ordered Fun Foam that day! So it is behind the main panel. I still LOVE Stampin’ Dimensionals for the smaller pieces on cards, like my leaf here.
The silver sequins were glued on with the new Fine-Tip Glue Pen in the Holiday Catalog. The sentiment was stamped with Lost Lagoon ink onto the Lost Lagoon cardstock. This tone-on-tone effect is striking and provides a bit deeper color than the VersaMark watermark look.
I’m going to try making my blog posts a bit shorter by not doing the full How To list. I’ve also added in a great feature that shows the products on my card – simply click on an item to see it in my Online Store. However, I am always thrilled when I find a card I love and the measurements to make it are given so I’ll continue that. As always, if you have any questions about the project, feel free to leave a comment and I’ll reply with the answer!
Whisper White Thick Cardstock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
Lost Lagoon Cardstock: 5 1/4″ x 4″
Season of Cheer DSP (Old Olive Pattern): 1 3/4″ x 4″
Silver Glimmer Paper: 1/8″ x 4″
I LOVED this card made with the Vivid Vases single stamp! It was designed as one of our Make and Take projects for Stampin’ Up! Leadership 2014 this past January. This project is also what inspired me to make my video the other day about coloring black and white Designer Series Paper to custom match it to your project. (Check that out below.)
In particular, in this project, I thought coloring Designer Series Paper was a good solution as the Whisper White in the Designer Series Paper looked super bright next to the more muted white of the Watercolor Paper. It can also work well if your Designer Series Paper is Whisper White and your project features Very Vanilla or vice versa.
1. Cut a piece of Daffodil Delight cardstock to 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. Score it at 4-1/4″ and crease with a Bone Folder.
2. Cut a piece of the black & white diagonal striped paper from the Kaleidoscope Designer Series Paper pack to 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″. Color it with the Strawberry Slush Classic Stampin’ Pad using one of the techniques in the video below. Adhere it to the front of the card base with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
3. Cut Watercolor Paper to 3-1/2″ x 3-1/4″. Stamp the Vivid Vases single stamp on it with the Jet Black StazOn Ink Pad. *TIP: For perfect placement, use the Stamp-a-ma-jig.
4. Watercolor the images with the fine tipped Aqua Painter and the Strawberry Slush, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, and Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin’ Pads. (I’ll add my Watercoloring Basics Video below.) Adhere it to the card using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
5. Cut a strip of Daffodil Delight cardstock to 4-1/4″ x 1/2″ and a piece of Bermuda Bay cardstock to 3-1/2″ x 3/4″. Punch the Bermuda Bay strip with the Scallop Edge punch, attach it to the Daffodil Delight strip and attach them both to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
6. Thread a metal button with Whisper White Baker’s Twine, tie a bow and attach it to the card with a Glue Dot.
7. Use Stampin’ Write Markers to ink up each vase in a different color and stamp them onto the envelope. I used a Stamp-a-ma-jig for perfect placement (and to eliminate the sentiment on the envelope). You can see the stamped envelope in the first picture.
*Check out below the videos for the full supply list for this card.
Adding Color to Black & White Paper
Easy Watercolor Tips
Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin’ Pad (131171)
Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin’ Pad (126944)
Old Olive Classic Stampin’ Pad (126953)
Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin’ Pad (126945)
Strawberry Slush Classic Stampin’ Pad (131178)
Jet Black StazOn Ink Pad (101406)
Stampin’ Trimmer (126889)
Simply Scored Scoring Tool (122334)
Bone Folder (102300)
Craft Scissors (108360)
Aqua Painters (103954)
Scallop Edge Border Punch (119882)
Grid Paper (102787)
Stampin’ Scrub (126200)
Stampin’ Mist (102394)
StazOn Cleaner (109196)
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