I needed to make some thank you cards, and I thought what better way to make them than to try out the new 2018 – 2010 In Colours!
These cards were quick and easy to make, and are the perfect thing to reach for when you need to attach a small note to a box of choccies or wine or any gift really.
The new In-Colours are as follows:
- Blueberry Bushel
- Lovely Lipstick
- Pineapple Punch
- Call Me Clover and
- Grapefruit Grove
They are bright and fun and will be a great addition to your stash. You will be able to buy all the normal gear in these colours – cardstock, stampin’ write markers, ink pads, refills and even DSP! As a special promotion all customers are able to buy these ink pads as a bundle in the month of May prior to the catalogue going live. There are also some amazing product bundles available in this pre-release, head over the to the promotions page for all the details.
Back to the cards, the materials and measurements you will need are as follows:
- 5 cards bases in the 5 new colours, each measuring 6″ x 3″, scored at 3″ to give you a 3″ x 3″ card
- 5 pieces of basic black cardstock measuring 2 5/8″ x 2 5/8″
- 5 pieces of shimmery white cardstock measuring 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″
- Aquapainter, ink pads, Love What You Do stampset (available in the Share What You Love pre-release bundles)
All I did was squeeze some of the ink from the pad into the top of the ink pad cover, and use this as my palette for the aquapainter. I have done a watercolour wash in each of the colours onto the shimmery white cardstock. A watercolour wash is where you add a fair amount of water into your palette and paint it onto the card. If you need a video on this let me know and I will gladly do one.
I used my heat tool to give these a quick dry because I am a bit impatient. Then I used momento black ink to stamp on the sentiment and the flowers. I stuck the shimmery white to the basic black using liquid adhesive, and then popped this panel up onto the card bases using dimensionals – and that’s it – 5 cards done in no time.
Because I was doing 5 essentially identical cards and wanted them to look the same, I used my stamparatus to stamp the flowers and the sentiment. The stamparatus has two panels so I had one stamp on each panel. All I had to do then was make sure I put each piece of shimmery white card into the stamparatus in the same spot. So easy! The stamparatus will be availble to order June 1st.