Uniquely Artistic Congratulations Card – All Squared Up

So what happens if you paint a watercolor panel and you’re not happy with how some of it looks? Easy! You die cut the portion that you like and make it into a card! Like yesterday’s card, I used the wet-in-wet watercolor technique to drop in three of the new In Colors onto a piece of watercolor paper. I figured since I had everything out I might as well paint two panels instead of just one!

Dropping color onto a very wet watercolor panel creates some interesting results. I made some very basic shapes on the panel and allowed the watercolor paper to dry. I then created a few masks for the flower image from the Uniquely Artistic stamp set using PostIt Notes then cut out the flowers. I laid the fussy cut flowers onto the areas of Sweet Sorbet on the watercolor panel, then stamped the large open-leaf image from the stamp set in Parakeet Party ink over the painted area of Parakeet Party on the watercolor panel. I removed the masks for the flowers, then stamped the flowers over the Sweet Sorbet areas on the watercolor panel in Sweet Sorbet ink. The image was die cut using the Stylish Shapes Dies and matted with black and white. The sentiment label was also die cut using Stylish Shapes Dies and matted with black.

I used a Sweet Sorbet card base, a white mat, and a piece of paper from the 2022-2024 In Color DSP pack. The matted watercolor square and sentiment were staggered on the card front, and I completed the card with a double twine bow. The contrast between the bright In Colors and the black mats makes a striking statement.

You can view, download and print the project sheet for this card by clicking on the image below.

craft for a cause!

Help make a difference with the Nourish & Flourish Kit! Food scarcity is an issue facing communities across the globe. With your help, we hope to make a difference. With every Nourish & Flourish kit purchased by you, Stampin’ Up! is donating $3 to organizations fighting to end food scarcity across the country. Customers can order the Nourish & Flourish Kits beginning on July 1, 2022 and sales will end on January 4, 2023.

Food scarcity is an issue facing communities across the globe. Each year, Stampin’ Up! supports a designated cause through special limited-edition products or promotions. This Year Stampin’ Up! has chosen to support organizations that are working to end food insecurity by releasing this special Nourish and Flourish Kit.

Helping others feels good! We all know that Making a Difference by helping others makes us feel good. We hope you will want to get behind this great cause and purchase a kit, or two, or three to make a difference.

Here are the program details:

  • Kit includes 9 embossed card bases—3 each in 3 designs—and 9 coordinating envelopes
  • Includes sticker sheets, die cuts, and die-cut labels
  • Includes an insulated 9″ x 6-1/2″ x 6-1/4″ (22.9 x 16.5 x 15.9 cm) lunch bag
  • Finished card size: 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (14 x 10.8 cm)
  • Coordinating colors: Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Petal Pink, Pool Party, Shaded Spruce
  • Kits must be ordered by phone by Wednesday, January 4, 2023, 6:50 pm (MT), or Online by January 4, 2023, 11:50 pm (MT)

You can download the program flyer here.

Products used to make today’s card are included below, including links to the products in my online store.
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