I started by die cutting a piece of watercolor paper with the Big Ticket die. This watercolor ticket would become the front of my card. I used the Sizzix Woodgrain Texture Fade Embossing Folder, along with Frayed Burlap Distress Paint, to "stamp" the watercolor paper with the embossing folder. Using the embossing folder as a stamp doesn't add texture to the paper, but it sure creates a wonderful stamp impression!
I also die cut a piece of regular card stock with the Big Ticket die. The card stock was scored and folded in half, so that when it was die cut the fold of the card remained intact. I was able to adhere the watercolor paper ticket to the card stock, and since they were cut with the same die they lined up perfectly. This allowed me to use nice watercolor paper for the front of my card, but a more affordable (and smooth) card stock for the base of the card.
To embellish my card, I used the Flower Triplits and Bee Triplits die sets and die cut various prints of designer paper. I used foam adhesive and brads to adhere the pieces together, and to the front of the card. The "hello friend" banner was cut from a sheet of designer paper, and adhered to the card with foam adhesive.
I think perhaps the most fun part of the card is the adorable bee. I used the Bee Triplits set to die cut several pieces of designer paper, and black card stock. Once I had the die cut pieces assembled, I added a few details to the bee with markers.
I placed the bee on an Action Wobble and adhered the Action Wobble to the card front. The Action Wobble pops the bee up on the front of the card, and creates a fun, exciting element of motion! Look at him go!
Thank you stopping by today! I hope you've found a bit of inspiration!
Other Supplies Used:
- Action Wobble
- Frayed Burlap Distress Paint
- Pebbles Front Porch 6x6 Paper Pad
- Brads from The Stamps of Life
- ShinHan Touch Twin Markers
- Fabriano Watercolor Paper
- Neenah Card Stock