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Wed 18

Stencils, Diecuts and Watercolored Backgrounds


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Start a summer card with a watercolored background, stencil Bubbles over it, add some diecuts and a dry-embossed background - it's quick, easy and sure to impress!  Jean Okimoto here - let's get started...

Memory Box Products

  • Bubbles Designer Stencil 88574
  • Line Up Designer Stencil 88551
  • Precious Daisies Die 98813
  • Hello Script Die 98580
  • Parchment Cardstock (side-folded 4.25" x 5.5" card)
  • Parchment Envelope

Lightly spritz white cardstock with water.  Ink a 4" soft rubber brayer with Spectrum Kaleidacolor and spritz it.  Roll the inks onto the damp watercolor paper.  Air-dry it for a few minutes, then heatset it.  

Stencil Bubbles (avoid the big dot near the bottom right corner) with Versamark and emboss it with detail gold powder.  

Diecut 2 big and 1 small flower from the Precious Daisies set.  Snip off the "hanger" and layer the three flowers.  Attach a green sequin.  Attach a 1/2" wide strip of Scor-Tape horizontally behind gold mirror cardstock and diecut Hello Script.

Dry-emboss Line Up on Parchment Cardstock.  Here's the stacking sequence I used for the Grand Calibur:

  • Gray Base Plate
  • Memory Box Metal Adapter Plate
  • Stencil
  • Cardstock
  • Rubber Embossing Mat
  • Light Pink Embossing Plate

Assemble the card - attach the flower with foam dots.  Coordinate the card with a matching Parchment Envelope.



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Pretty card!

This is absolutely beautiful and I LOVE your color choices. The card is very creative and interesting. TFS.

Nice colors!

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