The card for this week features a slightly older Set with some new In Colors to spice it up.
- Friends 24-7, page 100, $25.95
- Certainly Celery 8 1/2 x 11" Card Stock, page 157, $5.50
- Bermuda Bay 8 1/2 x 11" Card Stock, page 155, $5.50
- Confetti White 8 1/2 x 11" Card Stock, page 159, $9.50
- Certainly Celery Classic Ink Pad, page 157, $5.95
- Bermuda Bay Classic Ink Pad, page 155, $5.95
- Melon Mambo Classic Ink Pad, page 155, $5.95
- Bermuda Bay Marker in the In Color Stampin' Write Markers, page 155, $17.95
- Aqua Painter, page 192, $16.95
- Color Spritzer Tool, page 192, $12.95
- Tag Corner Punch, page 186, $6.95
- Button Latte Designer Buttons, page 181, $7.95
- Certainly Celery 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon, page 183, $7.95
- Linen Thread, page 183, $4.50
- Stampin' Dimensionals, page 192, $3.95
- Mini Glue Dots, page 192, $4.95
1) Cut a piece of Certainly Celery Card Stock to 5 1/2 x 8 1/2". Score and fold in half to make card.
2) Cut a piece of Bermuda Bay Card Stock to 4 x 5 1/4".
3) Ink up the fleur-de-lis image with Bermuda Bay Ink. Stamp off onto scrap paper. Stamp onto Bermuda Bay rectangle at an angle so that the bottom of the image is in the center of the card about two inches up from the bottom.
4) Ink up just the word "friend" on the sentiment with the Bermuda Bay Marker. Stamp the word on the right side of the Bermuda Bay rectangle about one inch up from the bottom.
5) Adhere a piece of Certainly Celery Ribbon to the Bermuda Bay rectangle so it is between the word and the fleur-de-lis image.
6) Cut a small piece of Linen Thread and thread it through one hole in a white flower button from the Button Latte Designer Buttons.
7) Thread the other end of the Linen Thread under the ribbon and then through the other hole in the button. Tie tightly so the ribbon gathers a little. Trim the ends of the Linen Thread.
8) Adhere the Bermuda Bay rectangle to the card.
9) Cut a piece of Confetti White Card Stock to 1 7/8" x 5".
10) Use the Tag Corner Punch on the top two corners.
11) Stamp the flower spray image in Certainly Celery Ink in the center of the tag about one inch up from the bottom.
12) Squeeze the lid of the Bermuda Bay Classic Ink Pad into the pad and open. You should have a little puddle of ink in the lid. Use the Aqua Painter to pick up a little bit of ink from the lid and lightly paint the bottom edges of the leaves on the flower spray. Use a fair amount of water so you get a very light blue color. It's okay to go outside the lines, this is watercoloring!
13) Pick up some Certainly Celery Ink with the Aqua Painter in the same way and paint the rest of the leaves and stems.
14) Pick up some Melon Mambo Ink with the Aqua Painter in the same way and paint the flowers and buds. Again, use lots of water so you get a light pink color in most places. Put a small dab of more concentrated color in the center of the flowers and in the buds.
15) Insert the Bermuda Bay Marker into the Color Spritzer Tool and spritz some color onto the tag.
16) Tear about one inch off the bottom of the tag.
17) Cut a thin piece of Certainly Celery Card Stock about 1/4" wide.
18) Adhere the thin strip of celery card stock to the top of the tag and trim off excess.
19) Cut a small piece of Linen Thread and thread it through the holes of a white flower button from the Button Latte Designer Buttons from the front of the button.
20) Tightly tie the thread on the back side of the button and leave some tales of thread hanging.
21) Adhere the button to the tag with a Mini Glue Dot so that the tales of the thread stick up.
22) Adhere the tag to the card front using Stampin' Dimensionals.
Clean your Aqua Painter between colors by swiping it across a piece of scratch paper until you don't see any color coming off the bristles.
If your watercolored image is too wet, you can blot it dry with a clean paper towel or tissue.
If you get too much color some where, simply clean your Aqua Painter and then go over the area with the clean Aqua Painter to pick some of the color back up.
Experiment with the Color Spritzer Tool before adding color to your tag. The closer you hold the tool to the project, the more concentrated and larger your spots will be. The further away you hold the tool, the less concentrated and smaller your spots will be.