Happy Day Watercolor Rainbow

I pulled out some Watercolor Paper and I raided my kids art supply stash for a paintbrush for my card share today.  🙂  I kept the card pretty clean and simple by just adding the smile sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Happy Day stamp set and the Small Heart Punches in from Core’dinations Card Stock.

My card design was inspired by the Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge 283.

Happy Day

I used a wide paintbrush that I found in my kids art supplies to paint watercolor ink stripes across a panel of Watercolor Paper.  Watercoloring is so easy to do with Stampin’ Up! ink pads, just gently squeeze the center of a closed ink pad so that a little bit of ink gets on the inside of the lid.  Then take your wet paintbrush and pick up the ink from the lid and start painting.  The Watercolor Paper dries fairly quickly, but if you’re impatient like me then you can use your heat tool to speed up the drying process.

Happy Day 1

Then I punched out hearts using the Small Heart Punch from Core’dinations Card Stock and I sanded them a bit.  I adhered them over the matching ink colors with SNAIL and I stamped the sentiment from the Happy Day stamp set in StazOn Jet Black ink.  I adhered the Watercolor Paper panel to a panel of Island Indigo card stock with SNAIL then to the Elegant Eggplant card base with Stampin Dimensionals.

Happy Day 2

I adhered a panel of Very Vanilla card stock inside the card, then adhered Small Heart Punches from Core’dinations Card Stock that I’d sanded to finish the inside of the card.

Stampin’ Up! products used to create this card:

Stamps:  Happy Day (130294 wood, 130297 clear)

Punches:  Small Heart (117193)

Ink:  Real Red Classic Stampin’ Pad (126949); Tangerine Tango Classic Stampin’ Pad (126946); Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin’ Pad (126944); Garden Green Classic Stampin’ Pad (126973); Island Indigo Classic Stampin’ Pad (126986); Elegant Eggplant Classic Stampin’ Pad (126969)

Tools:  Stampin’ Sanding Block (129367); Paintbrush

Card Stock  & Cuts:  Elegant Eggplant (105126) – card base cut to 4-1/4″ x 11″ and scored at 5-1/2″; Island Indigo (122923) – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel; Watercolor Paper (122959) – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ panel; Regals Core’dinations Card Stock (129955) – three Small Heart Punches; Brights Core’dinations Card Stock (129953) – three Small Heart Punches

Adhesive:  SNAIL Adhesive (104332); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)


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