always grateful…

Praiseworthy Prose - Botanical Bliss by Tammy C. Wilson

08.02.19…..Happy Friday, my stampin’ friends!  It is really August already?  Really???  Where did June and July go?  Nevertheless, no matter what month of the year it is, it is always a good time to stamp!  And….there is never not a good time to let someone know how much you appreciate them!  That being said, I created the thank you card, using another watercolor background technique, which by the way I seem to be a little obsessed with at the moment.  Hope you enjoy it!

I started with a piece of Whisper White Cardstock, and embossed it with the Tin Tile 3D Embossing Folder.  After I layered it with a piece of Subtles Designer Series Paper, I adhered it to a Whisper White Thick Cardstock Base.

Using the Botanical Bliss stamp set (along with Flirty Flamingo, Pear Pizzazz, and Balmy Blue), I stamped the flowers, leaves, and bird on a piece of Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper.   I then used my Aqua Painter (along with the three colors above) to add light washes of color on top of the stamped images.  A few of the images became too “washed out”, but I just reinked my stamp(s) and stamped the image(s) again, while the paper was still wet.  After I was satisfied with the results, I used my Heat Tool to dry the paper, before adhering it to the card.  To add a bit more of that shabby chic feel, I also distressed all of the paper, along the edges.

Praiseworthy Prose - Botanical Bliss by Tammy C. Wilson (zoom)

The sentiment (also from the Praiseworthy Prose Bundle) was heat-embossed on Whisper White Cardstock, using my Versamark Pad and Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder, and popped up with a few Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Tucked underneath is a bit of  Scalloped Lace Trim, Rose Metallic Thread, and Granny Apple Green Textured Weave Ribbon(The Granny Apple Green Textured Ribbon was cut in half lengthwise, and shredded just a bit.  To create the ruffles, I added a couple of small strips of Tear and Tape Adhesive.  As I created little folds in the ribbon, I adhered it to the tape.)  For my bit of bling, I sprinkled on a few Woven Threads Sequins, a couple of  gold Metallic Pearls,  Glitter Enamel Dots, and a gold Designer Element.

Wishing you creativity always,



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