Thursday, April 16, 2015

You Make Me Happy Card

It's pastel week on the American Crafts blog and I was asked to create a card.  I thought it only fitting to use the new embossing folders to create my card background and add a bit of watercolor to attain that dreamy effect.  

How to: 
  • Cut a card base so that it measures 4"w x 6"h when folded in half.  
  • Unfold it and insert the front of the card into the embossing folder.  
  • Run it through your embossing / manual die cut machine. 
  • Next, take out 3 different colors of mists and add a little bit of water to them to help achieve a more muted and pastel water color look.  
  • Choose random sections of the embossed background and start painting them in.  
  • Once you like the pattern, apply a sentiment to the top and any extra embellishments you desire. 
Supplies: Textured Cardstock (AM710-81) 12"X12" White, Rise & Shine collection: (370053) – Ava Embossing Folder, (370038) – Bits Die Cut Cardstock Shapes, (370034) – Remarks Epoxy Stickers, Heidi Swapp Color Shine: (HS01082) - Blush, (HS01080) - Seafoam, (HS00799) - Mine Green, Mister Hueys Color Mists (331047) - Taxi

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