That's what I get for not embossing those snowflakes. Take the easy way out, and sometimes you fail.
So I cut off the front of the card, leaving about three inches, planning on using the scraps for other cards, but then this idea just popped into my head, so here you are: a boo-boo turned into something cool.
|card size: 7 1/4" x 3 1/2"|
The strip on the front was one of the leftover scrap pieces from the giant sheet of watercolor paper, which was trimmed to fit in length only. It's attached to the flap with dimensionals.
The outline leaf image was stamped in Memento cottage ivy. To fill it in, I rubbed two shades of green watercolor crayons on the block stamp, spritz with lots of water, and then stamped. Unfortunately, the greens of my watercolor crayon set don't seem to work so well...the first impression was really light. So after spritzing again and waiting a bit for the water to dissolve the pigment, I stamped again and got a bit better color.
Yay! I'm giddy!!!
There are no mistakes...only opportunities for embellishment.
Would it be helpful if I wrote posts on my favorite stamping tools? Inquiring minds and all that.
stamps: Simon Says Stamp One with Nature
ink: Memento cottage ivy, cocoa
paper: Windsor & Newton watercolor paper
accessories: Papertrey twine, SU dimensionals, watercolor crayons, water spritzer