Thursday, January 9, 2014

Watercolor Wonder Petite Petals hand-stamped card

I am always a skeptic when it comes to pre-fab'd items.... so I will try them out before recommending them to my friends and customers (who, truly are friends!).  OK so hold your seats folks... I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE... the new Occasions Mini Catalog I adore these new Watercolor Wonder Designer Note Card collection.  So JOIN ME for a SPECIAL Class where YOU will OWN these STUNNING cards that are a perfect base for some amazing projects (oh, we will soooo be making the projects and yes this class WILL be an in-person and on-line class option!)
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For this Vibrant card you will need:
Watercolor Wonder Designer Note Cards* (#133362)
Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper* (#132994)
Petite Petals* stamp set (#133155)
Petite Petals Punch* (#133322)
OR SAVE 15% and BUNDLE the Petite collection* (#134822)
Express Yourself HOSTESS Exclusive stamp set (#130339)
Aqua Painters (#103954)
Tangerine Tango ink (#126946)
Daffodil Delight ink (#126944)
Tangerine Tango/Brights Collection Candy Dots (#130931)
Stazon Jet Black ink (#101406)
Glue Dots (#103683)
Bone Folder (#102300)
* Let ME Send YOU a hand-stamped gift!  Simply Email me at your name, number and best time to call... I will design a gift and send it WITH the New Occasions Mini Catalog and Sale~A~Bration Catalogs!!
OK so this BEAUTIFUL Collection is the new Watercolor Wonder Note Card collection!  I adore that it perfectly coordinates with the Watercolor Wonder Designer Series paper!!  So with these beautiful cards that are MADE Out Of Watercolor Paper!!  So it's thick, cushy, absorbent and luxurious!  I'm a tactile girl... I love how these feel! 
After Masking (see Below) I stamped this 'Feel Better Soon' from the Hostess Exclusive Express Yourself stamp set in Tangerine Tango ink.  JOIN ME as a Hostess and Have Fun at a Private Class that I create JUST FOR YOUR STYLE!  Your guests have the fun and YOU earn the Generous Hostess Benefits!  Book YOURS NOW for the Sale~A~Bration Sale and Your Guests and YOU will earn BONUS Free Stamps, Papers, Tools and MORE!!
Mask!  Masking is a technique I use often... it's fun and easy and helps create a multilayered look to a project.  For this project I used this negative centered card in Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight and Whisper White.  I applied a sticky-note and then because it's thin I traced the negative/white area with a pencil.  Using my SNIPS (no better scissors #103579) to remove the area.  Leaving the sticky note to cover the colored area I stamped these Petite Petals image with Stazon Jet Black ink.*
You can see how Masking will keep the stamped images inside the area I decide leaving a clean look.  I then water colored the images and removed the sticky note to reveal the beauty I created.
*Stazon is a permanent ink and ideal for watercoloring.  Most of our inks are water-based and can bleed when they are used for the outline of a watercolored project.  Stazon does not.
WATER-Coloring.. sigh... so dreamy!  It is a fabulous way to create a ton of color!
Starting with the Stazon stamped image I then squished the lid, while closed, into the ink pad.  This creates a smudge of ink that is like a palate of ink to use.  Doing this with both the Daffodil Delight and Tangerine Tango inks I am ready to go!
Coloring the lightest color in the center and working my way out, the Aqua Painter has water in the base and is pre-loaded for a great application.  You don't need it dripping just damp!
Blending in the edges with the Tangerine Tango ink and Aqua Painter this is a great way to control the color blend!
Accent with curled leaves!!  Simply Punch the Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper with the Petite Petals punch.  Using my thumb and the Bone Folder I curl the edges.  Make sure to mix the lighter and darker punched images for a blended look!
Laying them out with out the Glue Dots allows me to have a visual and move them about.. better for those who are more 'A' Type... you know who you are (Carol, Ashley, Christine??) lol...
I thought they needed a centering.. so the Brights Candy Dots ROCK!  Simply apply these adhesive backed colored 'dots' that look a lot like old-fashioned candy dots! 
When my dear friend Patti started her fight with bronchitis, turning into pneumonia.. I couldn't resist creating her a beautiful card to brighten her day and wish her well!! 
I am so blessed that you came by today!  I try to post daily so please come and visit often.. share me with your friends and family!  Leave me a comment on what you think or what you want to see... I may surprise you!
Pre-fab?  Ummm... this card is far from Pre-Fab!  It's simply a beautiful base to start a fun and fabulous colorful card!!  JOIN ME for my upcoming Water Color Wonder WOW Class... pre-registration and payment required!  Receive the Discounted class, Awesome Product (at the class) while using my tools and design on 1 of the 4 of each design in this kit!  Take something this lovely and take it up a notch (or 5 - lol).  So get Excited with me!  I'm loving these new products and can't wait to share them with you!

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