Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Happy Watercolor

I hope you are having a wonderful Wednesday wherever you are today! Here we are enjoying a short break from the hot weather of earlier in the month and are expecting our first decent rain of the year - hopefully!

Today's card is for the Paper Craft Crew sketch challenge. The Design Team have created some lovely and fun cards to inspire you so I hope you are encouraged to join us in the challenge this week!

I decided to use a new set from the Occasions Catalogue - Happy Watercolor - and for those Australians and NZ'rs no, its not a spelling mistake its just the stamp uses the American spelling :-)

The base of the card is Coastal Cabana and has been stamped with the Positively Chevron background stamp  in Versamark ink and then embossed with White EP. 
The next layer is actually a Calypso Coral Frame cut with the Square Framelits - yes , I know it is a  rectangle frame!! It is easy to turn the square into a rectangle and I will do a tutorial in my next post:-) I did leave the frame plain but it does sit over the white layer which is also backed on the same sized piece of Calypso Coral card.

The three background colours are all stamped off once onto scrap paper before stamped onto the white card. The flower image is stamped 3 times - once onto the card and twice where it is coloured using a Blender pen and cut and layered with Dimensionals.

The little Banner is made from the gorgeous Watercolor Wonder designer series paper and have added some Non SU sequins and also to the centre of the card. Yes! I have been converted :-) Sequins are definitely the IN thing!!

The greeting is from the Sassy Salutaions stamp set and is also stamped in Baked Brown Sugar onto Coastal Cabana card stock and cut out with the fabulous Word Bubble Framelits.

Card Stock: Coastal Cabana, Calypso Coral, Whisper White
Designer Series paper: Watercolor Wonder
Inks: Coastal Cabana, Calypso Coral, So Saffron, Baked Brown Sugar, Versamark
Stamps: Happy Watercolor, Sassy Salutations, Positively Chevron
Accessories: Big Shot, Word Bubble Framelits, White Embossing Powder, Blender Pens Non SU Sequins, 

I hope you feel inspired to join us over at the Paper Craft Crew this week!

In the meantime here is a fun photo taken during the dog friends play this morning - for those who aren't familiar, Sally is my black Labrador and she is 9 1/2years and Monty her young playmate is a 4 year old Golden Retriever. They met at the park three years ago and quickly became best mates and now if they don't see each other for play every day or so they get very depressed. They push and prod and jump all over each other and then follow it up with hugs and kisses :-)

Happy stamping until next time,



  1. Absolutely gorgeous card!! Love the sequin centre and the fact you cut out the flower and pop it up. Looks amazing!!! Glad you are enjoying the sequins!!! - Katerina

    1. Thank you so much Katerina! Yes, it's a gorgeous set and I love how the sequins just fit the centre perfectly :-)