I know I’ve been away for awhile…my Mom is visiting so the projects will be coming when I have a few minutes to “sneak” away and take a couple of pictures of what I’ve been working on!
This project was inspired by Outlawz Color Challenge (Vanilla, Brown Sugar and Red). I used my own SU color combination of Cream Confetti (Retired SU Color), Soft Suede and Cherry Cobbler) Doesn’t that look just delicious! Yum!
My project is a gift set of 6 cards in a 4-1/2” x 4-1/2” square unique opening box. I altered some standard A2 envelopes and made them fit my 4-1/4” x 4-1/4” cards. I feel like I’m in school, but because my awesome Auggie Doggie ate my Greeting Glue (Retired Stampin’ Up Envelope Glue) one Sunday afternoon, I had to improvise and create a unique closing for my envelopes. I am so proud of this…I created stickers to keep the envelopes closed. I just love that!!!!! I’ll share how I made them a bit later in this post. Now these cards will not stand up to mailing in the traditional sense, so hand delivery or on top of a gift is probably the best travel option for this simple little card! If you decide to mail something like this…I would omit the sticker and use a tape closure….not the best solution…but it will work. Now because it is square and probably not the perfect size for mailing through the USPS…extra postage may be required.
How did I do that? My card features a simple layout that works beautifully with the Nature Walk set. Now picture me really excited…because that is how I felt when I discovered the “Sepia” look. Okay…so maybe someone did it before…but I didn’t see it before…so I’m still excited about it…and so excited to share it with you! I like to say discovered because it sounds so much better than mistake, right?! First, stamp your images in Soft Suede ink. Next, punch the images with a 1-1/4” square punch. Then take an Aquapainter filled with water and brush the image starting with the dark portion and running the brush over the entire image. Tada…cool watercolored images that look like Sepia! Allow to dry and the squares will flatten. I was able to color on top of the images after they dried. So what do you think?
The envelope stickers were created the same way as the above images, but I also punched a square from the Big Shot Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets! How cool that you are able to punch through the adhesive sheets too! I removed one layer of the adhesive sheet and attached to the dried punched water colored images. The back of the images still has a backing that can be removed when ready to use as the envelope closure! Did you see that cute little glassine envelope that holds the envelope stickers in place until ready for use?
Stamps: Nature Walk
Papers: Cream Confetti (Retired)
Ink: Soft Suede, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories: Hemp Twine, Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding
Tools: Stamp-a-ma-jig, Aquapainter, Paper Cutter with Scoring Tool, Snail, Sticky Strip
Techniques Used: Sepia Watercolor
Thanks for visiting! Enjoy!
The project is made using the Nature Walk stamp set out of the Occasions Mini Catalog page 27. If you are in love with this set…it will be around only until April 30. You can visit my online store or contact me directly for purchase.