Welcome! Today I’m showing a project that I made for Trinity Stamps new challenge- this month focuses on flowers.
To make the card:
- I die cut a mug card base and inner gift card panel with the Coffee Mug Card die out of Neenah 110lb solar white cardstock. I then did a partial die cut of the front of the mug out of a piece of acetate and a piece of blue vellum. I heat embossed the sentiment from the Folded Hug stamp set on top of the acetate- this is a special acetate from Lawn Fawn which is a heavy weight acetate that won’t warp when a heat gun is applied to it! I adhered the sides of the inner panel only to the card base and the top 2 layers to the front with double-sided adhesive 1/8 inch tape.
- I used Ken Oliver watercolor paper (my new favorite) which is a heavy weight watercolor paper that can withstand quite a lot of moisture without warping (notice a trend here?). I heat embossed the Love You Bunches stamp set image and then die cut it with the Love You Bunches die. I also die cut a book mark from the Narrow Card and Bookmark Die with Envelope from Neenah 110lb cardstock that I will use later.
- I had recently gotten some new Ken Oliver dry watercolors (grape jelly, jellybean green, coral crush & razzle berry) and I was itching to use them! I love having sparkly elements on my cards, so I made first made a solution of water with Ranger Perfect Pearls (Biscotti has a faint golden sparkle) and then used this solution to reconstitute each watercolor on an acrylic block as shown below. Using a paint brush I applied color to the embossed image.
- Once the image was dry, I adhered the bookmark to the back of the watercolored image as seen below. I added some white gel pen markings to create some highlights on the flowers.
- The bookmark slides into the inner panel as shown below:
I hope that this project inspires you to enter into the challenge which can be found here: Trinity Stamps March Challenge. Don’t forget to link up your project and then you can proudly show off this badge! Thank you for stopping by!