I hope everyone's week is getting off to a good start. It couldn't have been a prettier weekend here and we joined our son getting into the fall football season. I may now have had enough TV football to last me for a few weeks! Maybe starting next week I'll sneak off to the craft room.
But you came for stamping news, and I have something pretty cool to share with you. It does feature Framelits. You're not surprised about that, I'm sure!
It's a card made with the Simply Sketched Set. I love those soft images and they're beautiful whether you use the outline alone or color the inside.
I did watercolor the flowers using inks and the Aquapainter. Here's a closer look at the detail.
- Watercolor White Space
When watercoloring, don't fill in every space. Leaving some areas white makes your image look more natural.
- Texture! Using the Natural Composition Specialty Designer Series Paper for the card base gives you a great start with texture for your project. Combining layers, and a background stamp continue to add appeal without overpowering the focal point.
- Picture a Triangle when placing your embellishments. Notice the trio of pearls on each side form small triangles. Your eye also follows a triangle from the flower image, across to the pearls, then the bow.
The title mentions a gift card. Want to know where it is? It's right there on the front of the card. The A2 card opens nromally so that you can write a message inside. But if you lift up the bottom of the Deco-Label panel, you'll find another surprise!
Lift it up and find the gift card inside. I adhered it with two or three glue dots.
Quickly I can tell you how I made this. I folded the white card stock. As I lined up the Deco-Label Framelit, I left the top edge just INSIDE of the cutting blade. When it was die cut, the small portion and the top remained folded and uncut. SO simple!
I hope you'll let me know if you have any questions, OK? I'd love to hear from you!
All supplies by Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Simply Sketched, Dictionary
Paper: Natural Composition Specialty Designer Series Paper, Whisper White, Designer Series Paper Stacks
Ink: Soft Suede, Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay, Old OLive
Accessories: Framelits: Ovals, Deco Label, Chalk Talk, Aqua Painter, !/8" Bermuda Bay RIbbon, Basic Pearls