Sunday, May 22, 2016

DCWV Watercolor Smile Card



DCWV Two-Tone Solid Cardstock
Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Dried Marigold, Ripe Persimmon and Seedless Preserves
Ink Blender Tool
Flower Embellishment
Chipboard Letters
Scissors or Paper Cutter
Glue or Double Sided Tape and Hot Glue
Spray Bottle and Paper Towel


Grab your DCWV Embossed White Stack and find this floral sheet. Using Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Dried Marigold, Ripe Persimmon and Seedless Preserves, blend theses colors around a 7” x 8” area. 

Spritz some water on the paper and let sit for a few seconds, then blot with a paper towel. Repeat this again. 

With your blender tool, and the same distress inks, lightly add more color to the sheet. Make sure you do this lightly so the color only transfers to the raised design on the paper. This will give a little more definition and make the print more visible.
Set this aside to dry.

Find a solid color cardstock that coordinates with your inks. I chose a 2 tone cardstock from DCWV. The other side of this paper is a different shade.
Cut a 7” x 10” piece, and fold it in half.

On the front of the card, measure in 1/8” on the 3 sides. Using scissors or a paper cutter, cut off those 1/8” strips. 

If done correctly, once you fold the card, you will see the second color shade from the other side of the paper. This will give a border effect to the card. 

Cut a piece from your embossed floral sheet. The dimensions will vary, depending on the cut of your card base. I measured my piece so it will be constantly 1/8” smaller on all sides. 
Secure this piece to the card using glue or double sided tape. 

Grab some chipboard letters. I had these darling DCWV Polka Dot letters in my craft stash, but they were silver in color. I wanted them gold, so I grabbed my metallic gold spray paint and sprayed them. If you paint your chipboard, make sure they are completely dry before handling them.
Once you are ready, secure them to the card, centered horizontally. I used a ruler to make sure I applied them straight. 

Since the embossed paper I used was a floral print, I wanted to add some flowers to the card.
I dabbed this white flower on the distress ink pads to get a little coordinating color on them. I then hot glued them to the bottom right corner of the card. 

Now you have your finished card!

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