Happy Dec 28, Today’s post is a totally spring card. We just officially arrived into Winter and I’m already wishing for Spring. A spring like card helps a little bit and Nichole Watt’s cute sketch challenge provided the perfect inspiration.
About my card
1. I chose to move the Artisan Label punch to the top so I could use it as part of my sentiment placement on the inside as well. I punched the same Artisan Label punch through all the layers of DSP and Cardstock so it could show through from the inside. The Label Love stamp set provided the background for the stamp and coordinates perfectly with the Artisan Label punch.
2. Sneak peek of some new stuff. The DSP I used is from a new paper collection called Watercolor Wonder in the upcoming Occasions Catalogue available to order Jan 3. This paper coordinates with the new stamp set Happy Watercolor.
3. I figure you can’t have a stamp set called Happy Watercolor without watercoloring, right? So I watercolored the flowers on the front. With watercolor, unlike paint, you always start with the lightest color first and then darken as you go. The Aqua Painter is my favorite tool to use. I just touch it to my stamp pad to pick up the right amount of color. And what spring card is complete without a coordinating envelope. I used the Envelope Liners Framelits, carrying over from the Holiday Catalog, yay!! That means they are still available after Dec 31.
Thanks for stopping by today. Winter wishes for a speedy return to spring, even if it is just in our craft rooms.
What I used
Stamps: Happy Watercolor, Label Love, Ink: Crisp Cantaloupe, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzazz, Always Artichoke, Basic Black, Crushed Curry, Sahara Sand, Paper: Crisp Cantaloupe, Watercolor Wonder DSP (avail Jan 3) Whisper White, Accessories: Artisan Label punch, Aqua Painter, dimensionals.