Wednesday, January 25, 2023


Today's card uses another two of the borders from Decorative Borders Stamp Set.  The stamp used on the card front may be my favorite in the set.  It has a nice curve to it, so it can be made into wreaths, or just a simple floral stem as used on this card.

For the background I used a technique called Water Colored Tissue Paper.  My fellow Demonstrator and friend, Kathi Ondus, demonstrated how to do this technique on our Connect to Create Channel recently.  Connect to Create is a collaboration between Kathi and I where each week we bring you a short video to share a new technique.

If you have not seen this technique, please watch the video to learn how easy it is!

I had never done this technique so was excited to try it.  Today's card is my first attempt!  I used Polished Pink, Smokey Slate and Daffodil Delight because I felt in the mood for a cheery card.

The Decorative Border was stamped on Basic White cardstock with Black Memento ink and colored with Polished Pink and Soft Succulent Stampin' Blends.  This stamp set does not have coordinating dies, so I fussy cut the stem after coloring.

Since I wanted to show as much of the pretty background as I could, I used the Amazing Thanks Dies to create my "thanks" sentiment.  I love that the sentiments in these dies have a background die that coordinates with each script sentiment.  My Polished Pink background die cut helps the actual script die cut to stand out.  I first tried smokey slate for my "thanks", but it was a little blah.  I thought I needed some sparkle and shine (two of my favorite things), so I experimented with our Silver Foil Specialty Paper.  After some experimenting with the 3 different silver colors, I ended up with the darkest one which has a tint of purple.  That seemed to work best with the Polished Pink on the card!  You can see the 3 silver foil colors of this Specialty Paper in the Product List below.  

For the inside of the card, I stamped another border from the Decorative Borders stamp set.

This is a corner border with a larger flower at the corner.  It left plenty of room for my thank you note.  I colored it with the same colors as I used on the front, Polished Pink, and Soft Succulent Stampin' Blends.

If you would like a FREE TUTORIAL for today's card, please use this link to download a copy.

A list of the products I used is shown below.  In addition to the Stampin' Up! products, you will also need white tissue paper for the technique.

Product List

1 comment:

  1. This is such a beautiful technique! I will have to give this a try! Thanks so much for sharing! :)