Saturday, April 10, 2010

Watercolored Thanks

Hello and happy Saturday!

It is a gorgeous day and I am about to head out in a few minutes, but before I do - I have a card to show you!  I created it using this week's sketch over at Stampin' Addicts.  This week's Pals Paper Arts challenge was to make a flower-themed card, which was perfect for how I am feeling today!  For the colors, I was inspired by those on the front of Stampin' Up!'s beautiful 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalog.

Don't recognize that set, eh?  You are getting a sneak peek at the Summer Mini catalog that will be released on May 1st!  The set is called Watercolor Trio and is just gorgeous!  I stamped one of the images several times with Crushed Curry and Soft Suede, and the butterfly with Bermuda Bay.  I drew in a little body for the butterfly with the Soft Suede marker.

I just LOVE having the option to buy 8-1/2 x 11" textured cardstock!  It's only available in the In Color assorted pack right now, but I am crossing my fingers that it is available in other colors later!  I love being able to create a standard sized textured card base without having to cut down a big 12 x 12" sheet.

I am so excited, because I finally ordered my Fancy Flower XL punch!  (Don't forget to order yours from your demonstrator if you haven't already.. it's in the Occasions Mini, which will end April 30th!)  I curled the edges a little using my bone folder.  As you can see, I added a little "texture" to my focal piece and sentiment using the Soft Suede marker and the Color Spritzer.

Thanks for stopping by, and have a fabulous day!

Watercolored Thanks card supplies:
Stamps:  Watercolor Trio (available May 1st)
Ink:  Crushed Curry and Soft Suede Classic ink
Paper:  Bermuda Bay textured cardstock, and Soft Suede, Crushed Curry and Very Vanilla cardstock
Accessories/Tools:  Color Spritzer, Soft Suede Stampin' Write marker, 1-3/8" Circle punch, Fancy Flower XL punch, Very Vanilla 5/8" satin ribbon


  1. Oooo Mellisa! These colors are gorgeous together!!

    Love the spray of flowers, too. I wish I could pull cards together. Just find it terribly hard!!!

    Going to hang around yours and see if it rubs off!!!

  2. What a pretty card! I love the colors and the design you chose. Thanks for playing at PPA!

  3. I just love that Bermuda Bay color. So pretty. Great stamping and drawing job, Melissa. I even like how you did the ribbon.


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