I absolutely adore the patterns in the Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper pack. I am bound and determined not to let this gorgeous paper go to waste, so you will probably see lots of it in the next couple of weeks (along with the Retro Fresh DSP). Remember, there is only a short time left to order your retiring products, so act now!
Although, I’m sad to see this beautiful paper being retired, I’m excited about all the new designs that will be available with the new catalog on June 2nd. If you haven’t gotten your very own copy of the new catalog yet, now is a great time. I offer free catalogs to all of my customers. If you are my customer or want to be my customer, please email me your name and mailing address. I’ll be more than happy to send you the gorgeous book. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I had a great time playing around with all the different patterns from Watercolor Wonder for these cards. I began with card bases in Island Indigo and Tangelo Twist. I scored these to create a tri-fold effect. Then I added panels of Watercolor Wonder DSP to the front flaps. I used my Banner Framelits Dies to cut three banners from Wild Wasabi and Daffodil Delight card stock for each card. For these banners, I wanted them to be narrower than the die, so I cut strips of card stock 1-1/4″ wide and then centered the die over my strips. This allowed me to have a perfect angle on the banner to mat my smaller banner, without the mat being too big. Next, I cut banners from my DSP using the 2nd die from the center. I glued my banner layers together with multipurpose liquid adhesive and then added them to the front of the card. I put two banners on the right flap, and the banner in the center on the left flap. This creates a cool “interlocking” closure effect, which adds a lot of interest to the card design.
Next, I stamped three flowers from the Petite Petals stamp set in Island Indigo and Tangelo Twist ink. I used a sponge to ink around the edges of the flower, which really made them pop. Then I colored a pearl using my Stampin’ Blendabilities markers in Coastal Cabana and Daffodil delight and placed it in the center of each flower. I popped up the petals of the flowers and added them to the banners using mini glue dots.
For my sentiment, I chose the “Just Because” stamp from A Dozen Thoughts. I love the curly script of this greeting. I stamped the greeting in Island Indigo and Tangelo Twist, using my stamp-a-ma-jig for perfect placement. Then I embellished with some more pearls.
I played around with different combinations of the DSP for my panels to create slightly different versions of my card. As you can see, the possibilities for this design are endless!
I finished off the inside of my card by adding panels of Watercolor Wonder DSP on the inside. I inked around the edges of the top layer to give some added contrast with the mat.
I love the cheerful colors of these cards. I also like the contrast between the soft florals and the geometric design of the banners. I am looking forward to sending these out when those “just because” moments arise in life. I hope you have enjoyed today’s project as well. As always, if you find inspiration from my work, please pin this project to Pinterest and leave me a comment. You will find a “pin it” button at the very bottom of this post below the supply list and cards stock cuts. Also, if you like my work, why not subscribe to my blog via email. All you have to do is click on “follow” in the sidebar.
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Stampin’ Up! items used to create today’s project:
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Card Stock Cuts
Card Base: Island Indigo and Tangelo Twist – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 2-1/2″ and 6-3/4″
Panels: Watercolor Wonder – (front of card) two panels 2-1/4″ x 5-1/4″ and 1-1/2″ x 5-1/4″; (inside of card) two panels 4″ x 5-1/4″ and 3-3/4″ x 5-1/4″
Sentiment & Die Cuts: Whisper White – 3 petite petals punches; Watercolor Wonder DSP – 3 small banners per card; Wild Wasabi and Daffodil Delight – 3 banners per card.