I'm always happy with the projects that get posted on my blog...if I'm not happy with them, you don't see them! I have to say that I'm especially happy with today's project though. It's not even a complicated card in any way...I think the thing I like best about it is the Cherry Cobbler...it's such a beautiful, rich color, and it really makes the focal point of this card stand out against it, and then just a touch of the Gold Wink of Stella to finish it off! You can't really see it in the main picture so I took a close-up for you...
Pictures just never seem to do Wink of Stella justice...if you haven't tried it yet, I HIGHLY recommend it. It is lovely! I can't wait to send this pretty card to someone!
Step by Step
To complete this project, you'll need cardstock cut to the following sizes:
5-1/2" x 8-1/2" Cherry Cobbler (card base)
4" x 5-1/4" Basic Black
3-7/8" x 5-1/8" Cherry Cobbler
3" x 3" Watercolor paper
5/8" x 3-1/4" Sahara Sand
1) Stamp basket and flower images using Basic Black ink toward top of watercolor paper. Use an aqua painter with Smoky Slate, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Chocolate Chip, Daffodil Delight, Delightful Dijon, Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke, Old Olive and Pear Pizzazz inks to watercolor image. When image is dry, add highlights with the gold Wink of Stella pen. Stamp sentiment using Basic Black ink on to Sahara Sand cardstock. Adhere to bottom of watercolor paper (edges will slightly over hang), leaving about 1/4" of watercolor paper showing at bottom. Wrap linen thread around bottom and tie in a bow on the front.
2) Stamp Hardwood image on to 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" Cherry Cobbler, using Cherry Cobbler ink. Layer on to Basic Black, then on to card base. Adhere watercolor piece using Stampin' Dimensionals.
I used the following projects on this project:
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Until next time...happy stampin'!