I wanted to make a Valentine’s Day card, although I don’t really send them. I’m also going to enter this in The Lawnscaping Challenge and the task is watercoloring.
I die cut a rectangle with the Double Stitched Rectangle STAX from My Favorite Things. I wanted to watercolor the background. I taped it down so it wouldn’t warp and I wetted the paper with a paint brush. I then added three Distress Inks to it. I used Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick and Picked Raspberry. Then I used the Dotted stencil from Crealies and put it over the background. I sprayed water on it with my Mini Mister and then dabbed off the water with a paper towel. Now you can see the circles in the background.
I set the background aside so it could dry properly. I stamped the bubblegum machine and some of the gumballs from the Sweet Smiles set from Lawn Fawn.I stamped them in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I colored them with Copic Markers. Here are the colors I used.
Gumball machine: R22 – R35/ W0 – W2 – W5/ BG000
I die cut the images with my Cuttlebug and then I finished my background. I stamped some hearts on it with the same Distress Ink colors as I used to watercolor the panel and the sentiment with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I then adhered the images with foam tape. The entire panel was adhered flat to a red card base. I rounded off the corners with my We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper.
As a finishing touch I added some Wink of Stella to the gumballs and some Glossy Accents to the glass portion of the machine.
So there you have it, a fun Valentine’s Day card.
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