Welcome to World Card Making Day on Scrapbook Update!
For many, today is about getting started on their Christmas greetings for the year. But it can also be a great chance to restock our stash of the cards we need throughout the year. Perhaps one of the most useful cards to have on hand is a thank you card!
Wondering where to start as you sit down to make cards today? This card was inspired by this pin by Jennifer McGuire. The concept is the same but I changed the design and used a totally different technique to achieve it. Pinterest is a great place to find inspiration for cards – I have boards for Cards, Christmas Cards, and Single Layer Cards.
- Tim Holtz for Stamper’s Anonymous stamp (Flights of Fancy)
- Ali Edwards for Technique Tuesday stamp (A Million & One)
- Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Ink Pad
- Stampin’ Up! Ink Pad (Midnight Muse)
- Ranger Super Fine Detail Embossing Powder (White)
- Stampin’ Up! Watercolor Crayons (Soft Subtles)
- Ranger Inkssentials Watercolor Paper
- Bazzill cardstock (blue textured, white smooth)
When looking at designs for inspiration, don’t get caught up in whether you have the exact tools or products. Instead, try to consider the overall look and what you might have in your tool box (and skill set) that produces the same effect. Jennifer used a die cut on her card but I did my card using a watercolor resist technique.
I heat embossed the flower image with white embossing powder and then colored around it with the watercolor crayons. After I painted the card with water to dilute the crayon medium and soften it, I wiped the color any stray color off of the white image. Watercolor resist is simple, a lot of fun, and provides beautiful results that are slightly different every time. This gives a custom handmade look to each piece if you are making repeats of a design.
This design would also be excellent for a sympathy card with a different sentiment stamp and perhaps a slightly different tone of watercolors.