Please don't be all confused by the title of today's post. . .Yes, I am very aware that it is the middle of July, which qualifies it as summer, and thus, the title should be "summer mail." But, the name of this stamp set from Richard Garay Designs is called "Spring Mail." And, in my traditional habit of always being behind, today we get spring mail, in the form of a peony filled envelope, in the summer!
*A full list of supplies is located at the end of this post.
The base of this A2 sized card is made from Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock. I matted a random scrap piece of black and gold foil paper with Melon Mambo cardstock and adhered both to the center of the card. I stamped the Spring Mail image in Versamark ink onto a piece of watercolor paper and heat embossed it with gold embossing powder. I colored the image using Zig Watercolor Brush pens. Once the image dried, I fussy cut the image and adhered it to the center of the card using 3M foam adhesive for added dimension. I punched out a few extra leaves with a leaf punch and gold glitter paper. I stamped the sentiment "Hello Lovely" in Versamark ink and heat embossed it also in gold embossing powder. I fussy cut the sentiment and adhered it below the envelope and to the right of the card. Lastly, I added a few pink rhinestones for extra sparkle.
Thank you for visiting and have a wonderfully creative day!
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I have recently been trying to expand some of my creative endeavors to include the "messy things." I'm talking about mediums like watercolor, stenciling, pastes and Distress Oxide inks. All of these things typically give me a lot of anxiety, but I am finally (and ever so slowly) beginning to open up and appreciate these arts and embrace each learning experience, all while forgiving the mess! Today I am sharing a variety of watercolored cards using the "Vintage Flower" stamp by Concord and 9th.
*All cards were made nearly identical in layout, I simply varied the color scheme. A full supply list is located at the end of this post.
The base of each A2 sized card is made from a solid colored cardstock (Blueberry Bushel, Bermuda Bay, Pear Pizzazz, Highland Heather and Gorgeous Grape). I then cut a frame out of white cardstock using the Papertrey Ink "Mix and Mat: Plaid Die." I stamped the sentiment "Feel Better" on most of the cards in either the corresponding ink color, or I heat embossed it in gold. I stamped the large vintage flower in Versamark ink on watercolor paper and heat embossed some using white embossing powder and others using gold embossing powder to see how different each looked. I used Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers to add color to each flower. After each flower was dried, I used the coordinating die to cut each flower out and I adhered the flower to the card using foam adhesive. Lastly, I added a couple randomly placed clear rhinestones to each card for added sparkle.
I hope you have enjoyed seeing these cards in a variety of colors! Do you have a favorite? And, do you like to experiment with watercolor or any other "messy" medium?!
Thanks for visiting and have a wonderfully creative day!
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