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Cardstock, Vellum, Thick Cardstock

Forever Greenery with Forever Gold Laser

Today I’m sharing another card with you that has very little stamping – the Designer Series Paper (DSP) does all the work to make this shiny greeting stand out!


Dimensions and cutting instructions:

  • Cut Pretty Peacock Cardstock at 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, score at 4-1/4″, fold & burnish with Bone Folder.
  • Cut Forever Greenery DSP at 5-1/4″ x 4″ – use Stampin’ Seal to attach to the card base.
  • Cut Pretty Peacock Cardstock at 3″ x 2-1/2″ – use Stampin’ Seal to attach over the DSP.
  • Cut Forever Greenery DSP at 2-3/4″ x 2-1/4″ – use Stampin’ Seal to attach over the Pretty Peacock Cardstock.
  • Use Stampin’ Seal to attach the selected piece of Forever Gold Laser-Cut over the DSP.
  • Use Pretty Peacock Classic Ink to stamp the selected greeting from the County Home stamp set on Whisper White cardstock. Use the die cutting machine (Big Shot) and Stitched So Sweetly Dies to cut out the greeting. Use Stampin’ Seal to attach over the Forever Gold Laser-Cut piece.
  • Cut Whisper White Cardstock at 5-1/4″ x 4″ – use Stampin’ Seal to attach to the inside of the card base.
  • Emboss the envelope flap using the die cutting machine (Big Shot) and the Greenery Embossing Folder.

Background with Ink Refills

If you want a watercolour look for the background layer on your card, here’s a quick way to create it! Making a background with ink refills and Water Painters is one of many ways to utilize that little bottle of ink you were advised to purchase when you bought the ink pad. Give this a try and I’m sure the results will be many beautiful colour combinations!

Rainbow of background colours created with ink refills.

Dimensions and cutting instructions:

  • Cut Very Vanilla card stock at 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, score at 4-1/4″, fold and burnish.
  • Cut Blackberry Bliss card stock at 5-1/4″ x 4″ – using the Paper Trimmer, cut a “window” out so the water colour image will show through.
  • Cut Watercolour Paper the size needed to fit behind the “window”. Attach to hard surface like the backing from a DSP package using Painters Tape. This will help keep the paper from curling after the water is applied. Spritz with water in the Stampin’ Spritzer to dampen.
  • Use a Water Painter brush to place droplets of ink from each colour on the dampened Watercolour Paper. Spritz again with water in the Stampin’ Spritzer – can be picked up and tilted to move the colour as desired. Set
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