Eastern Beauty Thank You Card!

Hey everyone!  I am happy to be back in my crafting studio after an extended absence…most of which was never intended!  Now, I will be spending a lot of time playing catch up in an effort to make up to all of you!  To start getting back in the groove of things…here’s a fun, bold Eastern Beauty Thank You Card!

Eastern Beauty Thank You Card! Lemon Lime Twist & Tranquil Tide watercolor with stickers. Inker's Workshop 2017

While most of us do not consider ourselves an artist in terms of being able to draw or paint (enter stamping), we can be artistic with faux watercolor and other techniques that are easy to learn!

Take a look at today’s background, it’s just two colors and some water!  Starting with the lightest color…Lemon Lime Twist and an Aqua Painter, you can add a layer of color. Let that layer dry and add a second color (Tranquil Tide here), or while the paper is still a little wet add the second color and allow them to run together, creating a third color…that’s what’s done here.  It takes a little practice to learn how much water to use, but after that, it’s all inky fun!

Eastern Beauty Thank You Card! close up of stickers from the Eastern Palace Suite. Inker's Workshop 2017

Thanks to some fantastic stickers from the Eastern Palace Suite (I am bonkers over these!), this card comes together very quickly once the watercolor background is dry!  The greeting is heat embossed in gold and punched out using the 1 3/8″ Circle Punch. For the larger stickers, use the Layering Circles Framelits to cut out a circle that will leave a slight edge around the sticker, I cut the circle first and then layered on the stickers, I found that easier some how. In the very middle of the “flower” is a small sunburst sticker…that is added to card stock and punched out with the 1/2″ circle punch with a rhinestone on top. Line up where you want your circles to be placed and make a little edge mark, then using that mark, place the remaining stickers directly onto the background so they peek out from behind the larger stickers. Use Stampin’ Dimensionals (which also come in mini size now!) to pop up the sunburst and the other two circles…add more bling with sequins and extra rhinestones…easy peasy!

For an even easier version of this card …try using some Designer Series Paper for the background, then  make them in assembly line fashion and have a nice stash of thank you cards at the ready!

FYI….OOPS!  the sequins on this card are from the old catalog!  I had a few stragglers and I forgot to switch them out with the new Metallic Sequin Assortment…this new assortment has a choice of three sizes and comes in five colors, Yay!


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