Thursday, May 18, 2017

Watercolored Laugh Floral May 2017 Stamp of the Month Card

I fell in love with the stamp set as soon as I saw it.  Have you seen it yet?!  Let me show you!

The words are large, but still fit on a card.

Here is my sample of which I'm happy with.  It makes me smile whenever I see it!  : )

I modified an old pattern for this card and updated with new papers, so it looks fresh.  Don't you love it?!

See how the letters are large, but still easily fit on the front?  Each word is one stamp so you won't have to worry about lining up each letter.
I knew that I was going to watercolor the letters so I stamped "Laugh" in Brown Staz-on ink (Z1142).  I chose Brown because of the beachy look I was feeling.  The letters and flowers on the letters were colored with our Watercolor Pencils (3505).  The background is Desert Sand, and the flowers are Hydrangea, Crystal Blue, Citrus Leaf, Bubblegum, Ocean, Sunflower (for the centers), Sunny Yellow, Olive, and Star Spangled Blue.  Then the background was softened with the Tombow Blending Pen (3174) - thus the reason for the Staz-on ink (no bleeding).

The wood plank background and texture paper, cut at 2" x 5.5", is from No Worries paper packet (X7220B) as is the Lagoon water B&T paper (cut at 1" x 4.75").  The stand alone flowers and leaves:  The dark one is Sapphire ink (Z2848) on Sapphire cardstock (X5775); Glacier ink (Z2841) stamped on Colonial White cardstock (1388) and colored with Crystal Blue and Sunny Yellow (with a hint of Sunflower); and Sweet Leaf ink (Z2853) stamped on Sweet Leaf cardstock (X5639) -  all cut out by hand.  The Sapphire flower and one leaf are raised with Thin 3D Foam Tape (Z2060).

The ribbon comes from the Rustic Home Ribbon Pack (Z3292).  I cut off the extraneous part of the ribbon - again, I was going for beachy.  Lastly, I added the sequins from No Worries Sequins (off white) (Z3322).

Did you spot the difference between the cards?  I started with the top one by stamping directly onto the card front.  But after adding the bottom papers, flowers, and embellishments, I didn't like how the word was lower than the rest.  So I colored and cut a separate word then mounted each letter with Thin 3D Foam Tape.  A little more time and labor intensive....  So, for the bottom card, I cut a 2.25" x 5.5" piece of Colonial White cardstock and stamped "laugh" on it.  That piece of cardstock was then mounted on the top of the card with the rest of the goodies.  "Laugh" is now on the same level, and I'm happy!

Now it's your turn to go create something with these awesome products.  You might need to purchase them first, though.

1 comment:

Sharli Schaitberger said...

Wonderful cards! I love the color on the kraft cardstock.