P retty card perfect for lots of occasions using a watercoloring technique and Stampin' Up! products.
Cut cardstock and watercolor paper pieces to the following sizes using a cutting and scoring tool:
- card from Mint Macaron Cardstock at 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" and scored at 4-1/4"
- 4" x 5-1/4" from Bermuda Bay Cardstock
- 1-1/2" x 3-3/8" from Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper
-1" x 4" from Mint Macaron Cardstock
Fill a Stampin' Spritzer with water.
Lightly spritz the Bermuda Bay rectangle with water using the Stampin' Spritzer and insert it into the Layered Leaves 3D Embossing Folder. Place the folder with the paper inside on your die cutting and embossing tool and run through the machine. Set aside to dry.
Unlock the Delightful Tag Topper Punch. Slide one short edge of the strip of watercolor paper into the punch as far as it will go. Punch.
As you are ready to stamp using the Vibrant Vases Set, place the cardstock on the Stampin' Pierce Mat. Using the mat will help you get a cleaner image each time you stamp.
Mount the outline image of the large group of wide open flowers in the Vibrant Vases Set on Block B. Ink it up with the Melon Mambo Ink Pad. Stamp it at the top of the punched watercolor paper.
Mount the solid image of the large group of wide open flowers from the Vibrant Vases Set on Block B. Ink it up with the Blushing Bride Ink Pad. Stamp it inside the previously stamped Melon Mambo outline flowers on the tag. It doesn't have to line up perfectly.
Spritz the top of the tag with the stamped flowers with water using the Stampin' Spritzer. Let the ink run a bit.
Place the tag on your work surface and use a clean facial tissue to blot up extra water. Don't rub the tissue around though, just press straight down with it. Get the tag fairly dry.
Mount the outline, tall, skinny vase with leaves image from the Vibrant Vases Set on Block B. Ink it up with the Bermuda Bay Ink Pad. Stamp it just under the stamped flowers on the tag.
Mount the solid, tall, skinny vase image from the Vibrant Vases Set on Block B. Ink it up with the Mint Macaron Ink Pad. Stamp it inside the previously stamped open design vase image.
Mount the "just for you" sentiment from the Vibrant Vases Set on Block G. Ink it up with the Melon Mambo Ink Pad. Stamp it at the bottom of the tag.
Use the Mint Macaron Marker to color in the interior of the leaves around the stamped flowers.
Use the fine tip of the Bermuda Bay Marker to go over the lines of the leaves around the stamped flowers.
Unlock the Decorative Ribbon Border Punch. Slide one long side of the Mint Macaron strip into the punch so it butts up against the guide at the back of the punch. Punch. Slide the punched cardstock over a little bit and line up the punched area with the silver design printed on the base of the punch. Punch again. Repeat if necessary until the entire length has been punched.
Tip: I sometimes find it easier to line things up with this punch if I turn the punch over so I can see the punching area. I then line up the punched areas with the designs of the punch before punching again.
Using SNAIL Adhesive, adhere the punched Mint Macaron strip to the back of the bottom of the tag so only some of the big loops show.
Cut a 6" piece of Mint Macaron 1/4" Textile Ribbon.
Slide the tag onto the ribbon.
If the Bermuda Bay rectangle is dry, proceed with the next step.
Tip: You can speed up drying with a Heat Tool if needed.
Lay the ribbon across the dry embossed Bermuda Bay piece so it is about 1" from the left edge. Secure in place on the back with strips of Tear & Tape Adhesive.
Remove the protective backings from the Tear & Tape pieces and add SNAIL to the back of the Bermuda Bay rectangle. Adhere the rectangle to the front of the Mint Macaron card.
Add a bit of SNAIL to the back of the tag and adhere it to the front of the card at a slight angle.
Cut an 8" piece of Mint Macaron 1/4" Textile Ribbon.
Tie a small bow in the center of the ribbon. Trim the ends.
Use a Mini Glue Dot to adhere the ribbon bow to the top of the tag.
Use the mini spatula on the Take Your Pick to carefully peel up a rectangular gem from the sheet of Petal Pink Rhinestone Gems making sure that you get the adhesive backing as well. Adhere it to the card front in the lower right corner.