Hello Fellow Stampers ~
Oh My! So I have so much I'd like to be playing with in my Studio right now; and like no time!! Eeeeeek LOL I finally was able to sit down for a little bit last night and play with the Color Your Season bundle somemore. I have so many things I'd like to be doing with this bundle. I think I'll be taking it with on my trip to Vail with my Mom, and carving out some time to just play!! Yeah!!
Today I want to share a "highlight" on this bundle, and a really cute and quick idea for an adorable little "thank you" notecard using this bundle, the new Watercolor Pencil collection, and the Delightfully Detailed Notecards and envelopes set. It just doesn't get any easier than when you have pre-cut, pre-scored notecards that are all ready to go. On top of all that - these notecards already have "coloring" on the front to create a background, so that you don't have to!!
We'll take a look today at how to make these cute little notecards.
They are so easy to make, and include the pre-made notecards, and both the stamp set and coordinating die set.
On page 193, in the lower right-hand corner, you will find the wonderful Delightfully Detailed Notecards and Envelope set.
This collection includes 20 "color-washed" notecards, 5 each in 4 designs. (and envelopes) The base color of the notecards is Very Vanilla.
I love the fact that these notecards have a "pre-colored" background that you can just work off of to build your card design.
Next, we're going to take the largest of the framelits in the Stitched Seasons Framelits, and arrange that on the folded card base so that just a smidge of the "cutting edge" of the framelits extends beyond the folded card edge.
It should look something like this.
The intent is to leave sections that are not "cut" so that you still have sections of the folded edge intact so you can open and close your card, right?? ;-)
Now run that through your Big Shot!!
Technique Tip: When running this through your Big Shot go thru and then come back (basically run it through twice). Since you're going through 2 layers of cardstock, you want to make sure you get a good cut and impression.
Next, I stamped the floral image on one of my cards using Shaded Spruce ink; and the falling leaves in Mint Macaron on the other.
Then I just sat and had a little fun!! ;-)
Our newest Watercolor Pencil set has 10 new colors in it - and I stuck to just this collection for these two cards.
What I want to point out to everyone is that this is an "exclusive" set - after August 31st, you will not be able to get this set of pencils!
I used a combination of Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze, Granny Apple Green, and Cherry Cobbler pencils to color my leaves.
Then I came in with my Blender Pen to pull the coloring all together just the way I wanted.
The sentiment was stamped in Crushed Curry.
For the flowers, I used Flirty Flamingo on the flower petals, Gorgeous Grape for the flower centers, and then a combination of Garden Green and Balmy Blue (for some shading) on the leaves. And the same thing - I used my Blender Pen to work my coloring just the way I wanted.
The sentiment was stamped in Shaded Spruce on this card.
Here's how the card should look when you open it - and stamp inside whatever you want! :-)
Now how cute and easy is that!?!
Can you believe that we didn't use one bit of SNAIL, Glue Dots, or any other adhesive on this whole card?
There are no layers!
And look how wonderful these look!!!
I love these sweet little cards.
- Exclusive 10-piece stamp set has images and sentiments for all four seasons
- Coordinating dies feature amazing details!
- Frame die is stitched so both the positive and negative cuts have stitching!
- Pair the bundle with NEW watercolor pencils for amazing results
- Only available through August 31st!!
Until Next Time . . . Puppy Hugs,