Hand Stamped By Heather Wright-Porto: Happy Blessings

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Happy Blessings

I really enjoy stamping fall cards! I love the warmth of the colors and it's the time of year where I use a lot of watercoloring.

We will be making this card during my Holiday Card Making class on Friday, NOVEMBER 6th, 6:30 PM - 11 PM, for Thanksgiving as well as many other holiday cards! Can't wait to see ya!

This card was created with the following Stampin' Up! product:

  • Crushed Curry and Always Artichoke cardstock
  • Watercolor Paper
  • Autumn Harvest and Happy Blessings stamp sets
  • Blender Pen
  • Chocolate Chip Craft Ink
  • Crushed Curry, Dusty Durango, Old Olive, and Soft Suede Classic Ink pads
  • Sponge
  • SNAIL Adhesive
  • Stampin' Dimensionals

To create this card, first I cut a standard landscape card using Crushed Curry. Then sponged the edges using Crushed Curry, Dusty Durango and Old Olive.

Then I stamped the focal point image and the leaves on Watercolor paper using Chocolate Chip Craft ink (so it appeared dark and thick). Then had to set aside for a while to allow the craft ink to dry.

Next, using a Blender pen with the ink from the Crushed Curry, Dusty Durango, Old Olive, and Soft Suede ink pads, I colored each leaf and all images. An Aqua Pen could have been used as well if you prefer to use that for watercoloring.

Then I cut out each leaf and placed along the bottom of the focal panel and then one added in the upper left corner of the focal panel.

Lastly, stamp desired greeting along the bottom, beneath the focal point.

Card Dimensions

  • Standard card size: 5-1/2 x 8-1/2. Score in 1/2. Landscape style.
  • 3-1/4 x 3-1/4 square of Always Artichoke.
  • 3-1/8 x 3-1/8 squre of Dusty Durango.
  • 3 x 3 square of Watercolor Paper.
  • Scrap Watercolor Paper for leaves.

Some Alternatives

  • Use Heat Embossing. Add Clear Embossing Powder over the Chocolate Chip Craft ink and heat.
  • Use Stampin' Dimensionals on the leaves along the bottom.

To view other cards I've made with watercoloring, click here.

To view other cards made with Autumn Harvest, click here.

To view other cards made with Happy Blessings, click here.