Watercolor Wonder Good Thoughts – Stampin’ Up!

I recently learned that a former co-worker of mine has been diagnosed with breast cancer.  I made this get well card featuring a sentiment from Perfect Pennants and the beautiful flowers from the Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper pack for her in an attempt to lift her spirits.  It is never fun to have the occasion to make this type of card, but I hope that it will brighten her day a little to know that she is not alone and that I am sending good thoughts her way!

Watercolor Wonder & Perfect Pennants (1 of 9)

This card was pretty quick and very simple to create.  I started with a Whisper White card base and layered on two different panels from Watercolor Wonder.  I inked around the edges of the panels with Tangerine Tango ink to add a little definition to the layers.

Watercolor Wonder & Perfect Pennants (3 of 9)

Next, I stamped the leaf image from Summer Silhouettes three times in Old Olive on the yellow and orange watercolor wash design from the DSP pack.  I cut out three flowers from a sheet of the rose design paper in the Watercolor Wonder pack and added them to the front of my card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Watercolor Wonder & Perfect Pennants (6 of 9)

Finally, I stamped the “Sending Good Thoughts Your Way” greeting on to a piece of polka-dot DSP and cut it out using my banner framelits dies.  I inked around the edges of the banner with Tangerine Tango ink.

Watercolor Wonder & Perfect Pennants (4 of 9)

I finished the inside of my card with the leaf motif and another rose from the Watercolor Wonder DSP.

Watercolor Wonder & Perfect Pennants (8 of 9)

Watercolor Wonder & Perfect Pennants (7 of 9)

I hope that this card is able to lift my friend’s spirits.  If you are a fan of this card, 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.

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’ve got a stack of them hot off the presses waiting for you. 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 handcraftingheather@icloud.com.

I hope you will consider selecting me as your demonstrator for your stamping needs.  If you need any supplies or want to grab some retiring products before they are gone, you can shop now in my online store!  Remember, the Stampin’ Up! Retiring Products are 20%-50% off while supplies last!  Feel free to drop me an email if you have any questions or if you would like a catalog.  I’m here to help!

Happy Stamping!

Heather

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Stampin’ Up! items used to create today’s project:

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Card Stock Cuts

Card Base: Whisper White – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″

Panels: Watercolor Wonder – (front of card) two panels 5-3/8″ x 4-1/8″ and 5″ x 3-3/4″

Sentiment & Die Cuts: Watercolor Wonder DSP – 1 banner

 

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Watercolor Wonder Tri-fold Banner Card – Stampin’ Up!

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!

Watercolor Wonder dozen thoughts (1 of 8)

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 handcraftingheather@icloud.com.

Watercolor Wonder dozen thoughts (2 of 8)

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.

Watercolor Wonder dozen thoughts (6 of 8)

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.

Watercolor Wonder dozen thoughts (4 of 8)

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.

Watercolor Wonder dozen thoughts (8 of 8)

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!

Watercolor Wonder dozen thoughts (5 of 8)

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.

Watercolor Wonder dozen thoughts (3 of 8)

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.

I hope you will consider selecting me as your demonstrator for your stamping needs.  If you need any supplies or want to grab some retiring products before they are gone, you can shop now in my online store!  Also, remember that I’ve got a stack of brand new catalogs hot off the presses waiting for you.  Feel free to drop me an email if you have any questions or if you would like a catalog.  I’m here to help!

Happy Stamping!

Heather

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WEEKLY DEALS for May 20-26

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Click here to see the Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! in my online store.  The Weekly Deals are only while supplies last and only available at these great prices through May 26.


Stampin’ Up! items used to create today’s project:

If you would like to order any of the products featured in today’s project, click the images below to order from my online store. (Keep in mind that some sneak peek items will not be available for purchase until June 2, 2014.)

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.

 

Blooming with Kindness Birthday Wishes Card – Stampin’ Up!

Today’s card features the Blooming with Kindness stamp set (wood mount and clear mount) and Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper from Stampin’ Up!  The design was inspired by Sandi MacIver (Stamping with Sandi) who introduced me to the idea of stamping on patterned paper.  I also owe Sandi a huge shout out and show of appreciation for mentioning me on her blog on Thursday.  Many of you reading this today found me via Sandi’s post, and I am very grateful for the introduction!  I am so thrilled to have you with me today!

Now, onto today’s project… I just love this stamp set.  From the moment I saw that gorgeous flower, I knew I had to have it.  I get tons of compliments on every card I make with this one.  If you like what I’ve created today, I would love it if you would leave me a comment.  Tomorrow is the end of the month, so this is your last chance to get in on my monthly drawing for a a handcrafted card in the mail!  Also, if you enjoy reading my posts, why not have them delivered to your inbox automatically.  Just click on the “follow” button in the sidebar.  I can’t even tell you how thrilled I am every time I get a new follower!  I just love sharing ideas with you guys and hearing all about the great project ideas you have too.

Blooming with Kindness - watercolor wonder (13 of 13)

I began my card by selecting a piece of Watercolor Wonder DSP with cute yellow and orange polkadots.  The design of this paper was simple enough that I felt it would make a beautiful background for my stamped images.  I chose to stamp my images in Crushed Curry and Tangerine Tango ink to coordinate with the design of the Watercolor Wonder DSP.  That is one great thing about Stampin’ Up designer series papers, they always list which colors were used in the design right on the label.  It takes all the guesswork out of creating your color scheme.

Blooming with Kindness - watercolor wonder (2 of 13)

First, I stamped the flower from the Blooming with Kindness stamp set in Crushed Curry on the right side of my panel, making sure it went off the page a bit.  Then I cleaned my stamp and inked it up with Tangerine Tango.  I stamped it once on a scrap of paper, before stamping it in the bottom left corner of my DSP panel.  I wanted to add extra depth to my design by altering the intensity of the colors.  For my third bloom, which would be the main focal point of the card, I knew it needed to have some added dimension.  I decided to double stamp it to create a bit of a shadow effect.  First, I inked up my stamp with Crushed Curry and stamped off on a scratch paper before stamping a lighter image on the DSP panel.  Then I used my Stamp-a-ma-jig to stamp the image again using Tangerine Tango ink.  For the second stamp, I offset the image just slightly to create the illusion of depth.

Blooming with Kindness - watercolor wonder (6 of 13)

For my greeting , I chose the “Birthday Wishes” sentiment from the  Simply Sketched stamp set, available as one of the great hostess rewards from Stampin’ Up!.  I stamped it in Cajun Craze ink on my stamped panel using my Stamp-a-ma-jig.  Then, I used a sponge dauber to ink around the edges of the panel in the same color.  I mounted my art piece on a panel of Tangerine Tango using SNAIL adhesive, then adhered that to a panel of beautiful floral designer series paper from the Watercolor Wonder set.  Finally, I added all of my layered panels to a Tangerine Tango card base.

Blooming with Kindness - watercolor wonder (7 of 13)

For the finishing touches on the inside of my card I stamped the floral image from the Blooming with Kindness stamp set along the bottom of a panel of Whisper White card stock using the same ink colors as I did on the front of the card.  Then I inked around the edges of the panel using Tangerine Tango ink and a sponge dauber.  I layered this panel onto a panel of the floral Watercolor Wonder DSP and adhered it to the card base.

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I love the bright cheery colors of this card, and the elegance of the floral stamp.  I think it is stunning (if I do say so myself)! LOL.  I will definitely keep my eye out for other designer series paper designs that I think would make a nice background image.

I would love to hear what you think about this project too.  Don’t forget to leave me a comment, for your chance to win a handcrafted card!  Also, if you liked my post today, please pin it to Pinterest for me.  I am new to blogging and I would love your help in boosting my blog following.  If you scroll to the bottom of the post, you will find a “pin it” button just below my supply list for the project.

If you would like to purchase the Blooming with Kindness stamp set now is the perfect time.  Monday, March 31st is the final day of the Sale-a-Bration promotion.  Don’t miss out on your chance to get some really great products for FREE with your $50 purchase.  Shop in my online store now by clicking here.  You can learn more about the Sale-a-bration promotional items in this brochure.  Also, if you would like the chance to earn the Simply Sketched stamp set through our hostess program, I hope you will consider contacting me to be your demonstrator.

You can find a complete list of supplies used for this project at the very bottom of this post.

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Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! March 25-31

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Click here to see the Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! in my online store.  The Weekly Deals are only while supplies last and only available at these great prices through March 31.

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Happy Stamping!

Heather

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Stampin’ Up! items used to create this project:

Stamp Sets: Blooming with Kindness (126422); Simply Sketched (Hostess Reward – 129672)

Dies, Punches, & Embossing Folders: N/A

Card Stock & DSP:  Tangerine Tango (111349)- 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base, 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″panel; Watercolor Wonder DSP (132994) – Floral: 5″ x 5-1/4″ panel (x2 – front of card and inside card); Polka Dot: 3-3/8″ x 4-5/8″ panel; Whisper White (100730) – 3-3/4″ x 5″ panel (inside of card).

Markers & Ink:  Crushed Curry Classic Stampin’ Pad (131173); Cajun Craze Classic Stampin’ Pad (126965); Tangerine Tango Classic Stampin’ Pad (126946)

Embellishments: N/A

Tools:  Stamp-a-ma-jig (101049); sponge daubers (102892)

Adhesive: SNAIL (104332)