Today’s card is all about a cute little cottage home. Perfect to congratulate someone on their brand new home and to wish them happy thoughts.
Featured Stamp Kit
That cottage is so darn cute! I love all the little elements you can stamp, cut out and add to create the perfect little scene. What a
I’m sharing two ways to use this stamp… on the card I watercolored the image and then on the tag I left it in black and white. It is so cute either way. The card has simple layers and the tag has some adorable little accents.
I’m watercoloring with Distress ink markers on just regular plain cardstock. Since I’m not using a lot of water, it is perfectly fine to use cardstock. You just have to be careful with how much water you use. I also added some watercolor accents to the tag with the same method.
Here are the steps to recreate this card:
- Cover a standard size A2 card with patterned paper. Die cut or trim a rounded piece of polka dot cardstock and glue to the bottom of the card to create a “hill”. Tie some twine around the bottom of the card.
- Stamp image, sentiment and little accents on white cardstock (I’m using Neenah 80# cardstock) in watercolor friendly ink.
- Watercolor images with Distress Ink markers. Using a large acrylic block or a craft mat, scribble your watercolor marker on the surface and use a watercolor brush to paint the image.
- Once completely dry, die cut into scallop panel and pop up on
thecard with foam adhesive. Fussy cut the little accents and pop them up as well.
Here are the steps to recreate this tag:
- Die cut a tag out of matching polka dot paper and glue two strips of patterned paper to the bottom.
- Stamp cottage image and little accents onto white cardstock. Die cut a tag around the cottage image. Color the accents with Distress ink markers (like above) and fussy cut them out.
- Stamp sentiment on a strip of white cardstock and notch end. Cut two more strips of matching patterned paper and notch out the end of the strips. Stack up strips and punch a hole at the top.
- Stack the two tags and strips of papers together and thread some string through the top to hold them all together.
- Pop up the watercolor accent pieces to the front of the tag with foam adhesive.
Thanks for joining me today. I hope you are inspired by today’s project. If you create something, I’d love to see. Join us in the Unity Show & Tell Facebook group to share your card and tag me.
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