Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Your Next Stamp Color Me Happy Card Video

Hello fellow card makers.

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We were challenged to create a project with the theme "Color Me Happy" and this is my project. I was inspired by a card made by Francine Vuilleme created. She is one of my favorite card makers and she always has the most inspiring and inventive card designs. This design is based off of one of her cards, you can find it (CLICK HERE) on her blog. I used a slightly different technique.

I started by creating my background with my Gansi Tambi watercolor 36 set. You can find a color map of the colors I used below, if you want to know exactly what colors I used to make my background. I did a wet on wet watercolor technique to make brush strokes in a rainbow, on a piece of Tim Holtz watercolor paper. I then cut it down with the second to largest stitched rectangles by Your Next Stamp.

I cut out the largest Happy from the brand new Happy Birthday Word Die Set, four times, from a piece of Papertrey Inks Smokey Shadow cardstock. I adhered all four layers together with Ranger Multi Medium Matte. I then used a template of the word die to make sure I lined all my letters up correctly before adhering them to my background, somewhere in the middle. I then stamped "birthday" from the Happy Everything stamp set with versamark ink and heat embossed it with Zing embossing powder in the color Charcoal.

To finish it off, I collected all of the matte Your Next Stamp Gumdrops and Doodlebug Sprinkles I had in my collection. I matched up the rainbow colors to the best of my ability based on what I had in my stash and placed them somewhere in their coordinating colored area. The panel was popped up with craft foam onto a Smokey Shadow panel the size of an A2 card front. I'm running out of this color cardstock, which is a travesty, and I must reorder ASAP. So, I was forced to mount it onto a Neenah 110 lb solar white card base.

I love how imperfect it is. Unlike Francine's card, which is awesomely perfect. You can find photos of my card, the color map of the colors I used on the background, a link the the YouTube video making this card, and links to the supplies used to create it down below.

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  1. A very pretty card. A great one for a newbie water colourer (like me!) to start with.