I created this card for the Words and Paintery Blog. They have a fun new challenge where you use the colors and the quote to create something. Here's the inspiration for the new challenge:
I decided to use a mini file folder from Canvas Corp Brands as my card base. These little files are so cute and I can see how they can be used in a million different ways. They are also the perfect size for a 4x6 photo to fit inside of.
I first took some watercolor paper and trimmed it down to size for the from of my card. I applied a coat of plain water, and then used a little Lobster Glimmer Mist and Patina Glimmer mist to create a watercolor effect. I've been playing around with my Glimmer Mists and have discovered that they really work beautifully as watercolors! Over the top of those colors I added some Dazzling Diamonds for more shine.
Then, I tucked some scraps from a 12x12 Canvas Sheet behind the watercolor panel and ran it through my sewing machine to sew it down. For the quote and embellishments, I used the Naturally Aged Mahogany Kit to color the heart die and just wrote the quote on top of the banner with a white gel pen. Over that, I added a washi tape flower and some Jute Cord tied in a bow. That finished the front!
I wanted to add a little something special on the inside, So I used another little bit paper that I watercolored and created a pocket with it. I used the Be Beautiful stamp set from Canvas Corp to add the sentiment. The canvas flower was cut from the same sheet of 12x12 canvas that I used on the front. I just clipped in on with a mini clothespin and a little heart die.
Finally, I used Heidi Swapp's Confetti stencil and an embossing pen from Ranger to add the watermark hearts.
This was such a fun challenge to take part in! I love how the card turned out. You could definitely use it to send a gift card or something special tucked into the pocket, or to enclose a few 4x6 photos inside of.
Here's some fun products I used!
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