Tuesday, July 20, 2010


Golden Watercolor Trio

This is the second card that my guests made at the Make and Take last week. This card was inspired by a card created by Gabrielle Whiting.

Stamps: Watercolor Trio, Perfect Punches
Cardstock: Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Basic Black
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Basic Black
Accessories: Scallop Trim Border punch, 5/8" Basic Black Satin ribbon, Scalloped Oval punch

The card base is Daffodil Delight cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and scored at 4 1/4". A piece of Basic Black cardstock was cut at 2 3/4" x 5 1/2" and punched on both 5 1/2" sides with the Scallop Trim Border punch.
The image panel is Whisper White cardstock cut at 2 1/4"x 5 1/2".

To get the varied colors in the background you want to use a technique called Stamping Off. I inked the leaves from Watercolor Trio in Daffodil Delight ink and stamped once on scrap paper before stamping on the Whisper White cardstock, then stamp on the cardstock twice before inking again. Repeat this until it is filled in how you like it. Then stamp the flowers with leaves and the flowers like you normaly would with Daffodil Delight ink. This gives you a pretty tone-on-tone image.

The butterfly from Watercolor Trio was stamped with Basic Black in the upper left hand corner. This panel is then adhered to the punched Basic Black cardstock, and then to the card front. A piece of 5/8" Basic Black ribbon was tied around the bottom of the card and into a knot. I really like how elegant the satin ribbon looks on any card. I just can't get enough of it!

The thanks from perfect Punches was stamped in Basic Black ink on a scrap of Whisper White cardstock and punched out with the Scalloped Oval punch. This was adhered to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals. Thats it! This is a quick and fun card to make.

Come back tomorrow to see the masculine card we made this month! Have fun stamping!