Hello, my crafty friends and thanks for coming back! Today I want to share with you a triangle watercolor card. I was just playing around when I made this card but I actually really like the final product. I hope you will enjoy this card I made for you!
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For the painting on this card, I used my Mijello Mission Gold watercolors*. This is my favorite watercolor set, the colors are so pigmented even when they have dried. I used Strathmore Watercolor Paper* for the watercolored background. Once the watercolor was dry, I used my Inkadinkadoo Embossing anti-static bag* and wiped down the entire background. I then got out my Simon Says Stamp Abstract Triangles 6″x6″ background stamp and placed it into my Misti Stamping Tool. I then lined up my watercolor panel onto the background stamp, closed the door, and flipped it over. I had put non-permanent tape onto the back of the card front so it would attach to the other side of the Misti base and then I could stamp multiple times to be sure to not have any missing spots. I opened the door and put Versamark Embossing Ink* all over the stamp and once again closed the door. I find that using my brayer* really helps me to get the best stamped background image because it applies more even pressure and it’s just easier for me. I am careful not to press too hard- don’t want to break my MISTI!
Once I was happy with the impression, I picked up my Ranger Super Fine White embossing powder and sprinkle it over the entire background. I then took my ever trusty Wagner Heat Tool* and heat set the background and melted the embossing powder. This stamp is one of my most favorite background stamps, you can just do so much with it!
Next I took my favorite trimmer, the Fiskars Wire Trimmer*. It comes in a smaller 9″ size that you see above but I also on the 12″ trimmer as well. I love this trimmer because the wire guide shows you where the cut is going to go instead of just guessing. Before I came across these trimmers, I couldn’t make anything the right size to save my soul. Anyway. I cut it down to about 3 3/4″ x 5″ to get rid of the white border. I then took a piece of my Tonic Iridescent specialty mirror paper and cut that to A2 size (4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″). I then applied 1/2″ Scor Tape* to attach both fronts to the the card base.
For the sentiment on the front I used the Simon Says Stamp ‘Look for the Rainbow’ stamp set. I feel we all need a little bit of encouragement these days and I thought that this sentiment was perfect. I stamped the sentiment in Versamark ink and then I sprinkled Gina K. Designs Fine Detail Black embossing powder over the sentiment. It came out nice and glossy and you could still read it, lol.
On the inside of the card, I took sentiments and images from the same Rainbow stamp set. I used Versafine Onyx Black ink* to stamp the sentiment on the inside of the card. I then took Simon Says Stamp Barely Beige ink and stamped a little bird in the top left corner.
Now I can’t let a card go without a little bit of bling! I pulled my Rainbow Sparkle Mix Jewels from Little Things from Lucy’s Cards along with my Studio Katia Silver Fever Fusion Sequins. I tried to put the gems on their color on the background and then I just sprinkled the sequins over the card to add some extra shine. I attached both of these products using Ranger Multi Medium Matte* glue. I swear by this stuff and I use needle nose bottle tops.
Here we have the final card! I am really thrilled with how this one turned out. I have to admit when I first did the background, I was a little unsure of if it was going to look nice but I like it, what about you? This is a great card to send out, especially now. Everybody needs a little bit of encouragement right now. If you liked today’s post, please consider subscribing to my blog here and if you would like to see what else I make that I don’t post here, be sure to check out my Instagram (@ cardstockqueen). Thanks for stopping by. I post every Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday at 11AM PST. I hope to see you back soon but, until then, keep creating!