Handmade Card – Watercolor Stamping

tombow copy


Hi, it’s Gini, and I have to tell you…fall is my very favorite time of the year.  I love the colors, the smells and the feel in the air.  I’m so excited that I can start creating projects centered around this season. As I was looking through

my ever-growing stash of May Arts Ribbon, this Orange and Ivory Grosgrain beauty caught my eye and inspired this card.

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Designer Notes:

  1. Die cut a decorative panel from Kraft cardstock, and distress the edges with ink.
  1.  To create a watercolor stamped effect, color directly onto the stamp with the Tombow pens.  Lightly mist the stamp before making the impression onto the Kraft panel.

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This is a great technique for a multi-colored stamp (such as autumn leaves).

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  1. Emboss the Core’Dinations cardstock, and lightly sand the raised areas.  Assemble the layers of the card using the Tombow Mono Adhesive – Power Bond.

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  1.  Tie a bow with the Grosgrain ribbon.  To add a button embellishment to your bow, thread both ends of the paper cord, through opposite holes in the button, both coming from the bottom up, to make a loop.

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  1.  Slip the loop around the bow, slide the button down next to the bow, and tie a smaller bow using the paper cord.  Attach the bow with the Power Tabs. 

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Have you looked at all of the wonderful ribbons that May Arts has for fall?  I can’t wait to see what autumn inspirations you come up with!

Blog post by:  Gini Williams Cagle    




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