Today is President’s Day and we decided not to hit the road for our business. We are catching up on shop work and paperwork….and income tax preparation! I decided to post a card for The Paper Players:
I also made this card for our Stampers for Others monthly swap this month as we were to create 6 identical Masculine cards that were going to be sent to Operation Write Home. What a wonderful cause to create a card for. Of course we all wish our troops were safe at home with their families. I thought I would create a “Father’s Day Card” for sending cards to their dads:
Water-coloring is my favorite of all the techniques. It is especially striking when you have wonderful tools and products to work with such as Stampin’ Up!’s Water Color Crayons and a Blender Pen!
It’s really hard for you to see in the photo’s because the Pacific Point Cardstock is such a bright color, but I double-embossed the Stripes Textured Impressions Folder by placing it in both directions, horizontal and vertical. I ran the cardstock piece with the folder in one direction first, then removed the cardstock and turned it and ran it through the Big Shot again a second time. If you click on the photo below you might be able to get a glimpse of the double-embossing. I’ll have a tutorial posted tomorrow on how I completed this:
Once I had my image stamped in Jet Black StazOn Ink and colored, I used my Labels Collection Framelits to cut out the shape. I added a little bit of stampin’ in the top corner with River Rock Ink and a stamp from the Extreme Elements Stamp Set:
- Cardstock: River Rock, Whisper White, Pacific Point, Tangerine Tango
- Inks: StazOn Jet Black, River Rock, Watercolor Crayons
- Tools: Blender Pen, Big Shot Machine, Labels Collection Framelits, Strips Textured Embossing Folder, Petal Cone Die (banner)
- Accessories: Brads
- Stamps: Countryside, Extreme Elements, Best Dad Ever
Visit The Paper Players and also, if you own an overabundance of cards and would like to create cards for a worthy cause, Operation Write Home always welcomes packages of cards! Make sure you read the how-to section of their website. Have a great day!