In honor of National Watercolor Month, today’s card features an underwater watercolor background for our happy fishes! Creating this ombre-like watercolor panel is easy and quick and I provide complete instructions in the project sheet.
The Fish & A Wish Bundle were used for today’s card which includes the stamp set and a Fish Builder Punch. I first painted the watercolor background using three different blue inks – Pool Party, Balmy Blue and Pacific Point. Some see grass was stamped onto the watercolor panel in Night of Navy ink. I then stamped and punched the fish and adhered them to the card front. I popped up one of the fish using Stampin’ Dimensionals to provide some depth to the scene.
The sentiment was stamped onto white cardstock then punched out using the builder punch. I punched out a second fish in Pacific Point cardstock and layered this behind the fish sentiment label to provide a shadow behind the sentiment. This was added to the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
I used the wave image and small fish from the stamp set and stamped these images on the inside card panel as well as the envelope front and envelope flap.
Lastly, I added multiple Opal Rounds to the card front to give the impression of bubbles. How cute are these little fishes…and so easy to stamp and punch out!
Click on the image below to view, download and print the project sheet for today’s card. I hope you give this watercolor background a try!
Ordering deadline for the july paper pumpkin kit – Sending Good Thoughts – is fast approaching
The deadline for the July Paper Pumpkin kit – Sending Good Thoughts – is fast approaching. You must subscribe no later than July 10 to receive July’s kit!
“Seas” the day and set sail across the ocean! With beautifully designed nautical imagery, a fun message in a bottle motif, and sentiments that are “shore” to please, July’s kit is full of warmth and fun.
Each kit contains enough supplies to create 9 cards—3 each of 3 daring designs—and 9 coordinating envelopes. The July Paper Pumpkin kit will have your loved ones feeling sand-tastic!
We also have a special game for you to play—take part in the Sea if You Know Paper Pumpkin quiz to learn more about Paper Pumpkin and this month’s kit! Plus, subscribers to the Sending Good Thoughts Paper Pumpkin Kit will be entered to win a 1-month prepaid Paper Pumpkin code! All active subscribers are eligible to win the prize! Subscribe before July 10 to receive the Sending Good Thoughts kit!
Play the Sea if You Know Paper Pumpkin quiz and share it with your friends! Good luck!