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I’ve been playing so much with this stamp from the Wonderful Year stamp set that I always forget about the other big stamp in the set. And it’s so gorgeous, so I can’t believe I didn’t use it before now!
In case you haven’t guessed, I’m a huge fan of bold, bright colors. Real Red and Emerald Envy together make me want to do a little dance. So I had a lot of fun with this card. I started with a 4.75″ square Real Red card base, then added an off-center mat of Night of Navy cardstock. For the Emerald Envy watercolor, I first wet down my Watercolor Paper using an Aquapainter, just a little — more water would have diluted the color more, and I wanted this really saturated. I added several drops of Emerald Envy reinker to a clear block (Clear Block C), then picked up a lot of color with the Aquapainter. I went back and forth across the watercolor paper, adding more ink to the Aquapainter as needed. After the watercolor paper was completely dry, I ran my Embossing Buddy across the paper, then stamped the sentiment in Versamark ink. I embossed it with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder and the Heat Tool. Last, I flicked on quite a few drops of Gold Wink of Stella. It looks brown in the photo, but it’s a lovely gold shimmer.
After adhering the Navy and watercolor layers, I pierced a border around the bottom and right edges of the card. Finally I added the Real Red bow.
To finish the inside, I added another Night of Navy mat (this one is 4.5″). I stamped the inside sentiment (from the same set) in Emerald Envy and the little elements (I don’t know what to call them! Half flowers?) in Real Red. Finally, I added more Gold Wink of Stella and glued the panel to the card. I was bummed, because my flicks of Stella looked so much better the first time I made this panel, and then I got a big red smudge on it and had to remake it. I really must learn to clean my hands after cleaning my stamps.
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