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This is the card of Lisa's that I finally settled on - she's so talented that there were many that caught my eye!
I have used the overall layout that combines rectangle with oval. I also used the same embossing folder as Lisa and the focal element placed to the left of the oval.
|Not only do these bright colours appeal to me but they're colours that my friend wears a lot|
This card is for the special birthday of a special friend .... requiring a special card! My friend is an elegant, artistic lady with a good sense of humour. If she had two good feet, she would definitely dance her way into her seventies!
|The gorgeous dancing lady is from the Beautiful You set in the new Occasions Catalogue|
The mechanism for the easel card is made from a piece of A4 cardstock cut to 6.25"x10" then scored and folded along the long side at 5" and 7.5".
The heart is from a new stamp set called Sealed With Love from the new Occasions Catalogue. I stamped it onto Copper Foil Sheet with Stazon ink and cut it out with matching framelit - these sets will be available as a bundle at a 10% discount.
|From the side you just see the little surprise waiting inside ...|
The white ribbon is from the Sending Love Ribbon Combo Pack in the new Occasions Catalogue
I was a little disappointed with myself for giving the dancing lady image dark hair, since my friend is a red head - so there's a little surprise on the inside that I think will appeal to her sense of humour.
|I'll be adding the words "You're still a spring chicken!"|
For the decorative strip, I cut a piece of Copper Foil Sheet to size and positioned it carefully in the Confetti embossing folder.
|Embossed copper Foil Sheet looks stunning|
The new Stampin' Up Watercolour Pencils (available with the release of the new Occasions Catalogue on 4 January 2017) are a wonderful, and foolproof, way to add colour to a project! I used them to colour both the images in this project.
|The Stampin' Up Watercolour Pencils will be generally available from 4 January 2017|
You could simply colour in the image and then run a damp paintbrush over it to smooth and blend. As you'll see from the images below, I chose to add the colour in the areas I wanted to be darkest and used a damp paintbrush to blend the pigment out from there, which creates a graduation of colour and an effortless artistic look.
Tips: I recommend the use of watercolour paper.
Stamp the image with waterproof ink such as Stampin' Up Archival Basic Black
|This is how I added the colour with the watercolour pencils|
|The finished article after blending with a damp paintbrush|
I hope you've enjoyed this card and I welcome your comments.
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