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I love the look of greetings die cut from a stamped background but I've been intimidated to ruin all the hard work of stamping and coloring. I decided to take the plunge with this floral stamped and watercolored background card and I'm oh so glad I did. The simple elegance makes for a beautiful finished result.
To begin, I die cut a scalloped rectangle from watercolor cardstock using the All Prettied Up Die. I masked off the sides of the panel from the die cut stitching to the edge of the panel and stamped the large floral design from the Organic Blooms Stamp Set off the "edge" using Versamark Ink and heat embossing with white embossing powder. I watercolored the designs using Victorian Velvet and Aged Mahogany Distress Inks. I haven't used these colors a lot and I'm not sure why not! These colors make the most gorgeous, romantic flowers! I painted in the leaves with Crushed Olive, Peeled Paint, and Forest Moss Distress Inks.
I set aside the panel to completely dry and stamped a greeting from the Organic Blooms Stamp Set on a scrap of watercolor paper using the Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink. I trimmed the greeting, leaving a thin white border all the way around.
I die cut the Hello Script die from a piece of Fun Foam with Stick It applied to both sides before die cutting the greeting from the now dry watercolor panel, being careful to keep all the "inside" pieces of each letter.
I adhered the watercolored panel to a side fold card base and then adhered the dimensional fun foam Hello Script to the panel and adhered the cardstock die cut Hello on top of the fun foam. I replaced the inside of each letter by gluing each in place.
I finished the card by adhering the stamped greeting below the word "hello".
V I D E O T U T O R I A L
To watch the creation of this watercolored and die cut greeting card from start to finish, click HERE or watch below:
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The letters below the thumbnails below link to stores where you can purchase the products shown in this post and video: SSS = to purchase from Simon Says Stamp, EH = to purchase from Ellen Hutson, SB.COM = to purchase from Scrapbook.com. Affiliate links used.
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