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Have a Fabulous Day

Have a Fabulous Day Card Designed by: Suzanne Austin

 

Clearsnap Supplies Used: 

  • ColorBox Craft Ink: Mango Tango, Pool 
  • ColorBox  Archival Dye Ink: Wicked Black
  • ColorBox Clear Embossing Powder 
  • ColorBox Art Daubers 
  • ColorBox Art Screen: Stripes
 

Other Supplies: 

  • watercolor paper 
  • Hero Arts stamp and die set (butterflies and sentiment) 
  • Spellbinders Bitty Blossom Dies 
  • Hampton Art Stamp ("frame behind flower and butterfly) 
  • sequin
  • hand-cut tag using watercolor paper
 

Directions: 

  1. On watercolor paper, position the "Stripes" ColorBox Art Screen accordingly-securing it in place with a piece of masking tape on all sides 
  2. Take a ColorBox Art Dauber and load with ColorBox Craft Ink in "Mango Tango" 
  3. Press down and drag the dauber in one direction-reloading the Dauber as needed 
  4. Once completed, heat emboss with ColorBox Clear Embossing Powder 
  5. When dried, cut the stenciled image size accordingly for the card (card base is approximately 5x4-stenciled portion covers top 3/4 of the card)
  6.  On a non-stick mat, apply a small amount of "Pool" Craft Ink and dilute with a spritz of water creating "watercolor" 
  7. Using a paintbrush, sparingly apply the ink to the base of the card to create the watercolor effect; let dry
  8. Adhere the stripe, stenciled paper onto the top portion of the base leaving the watercolor bottom showing
  9. Once dry, stamp the sentiment with ColorBox Archival Dye Ink in "Wicked Black" 
  10. Round the top edges of the card with a corner rounder tool 
  11. Using watercolor paper, die-cut the flowers
  12. Using the same watercolor technique, in both Mango Tango and Pool-color the flowers with the ink until fully covered...dry with a heat tool then assemble 
  13. Stamp the butterflies in "Pool" Craft Ink and die-cut once dry 
  14. Stitch the middle of the butterfly leaving the thread trails for added dimension once adhered 
  15. Stamp the "frame" in "Wicked Black" Archival Dye Ink and fussy cut out
  16. Hand cut a tag out of watercolor paper and adhere so that top portion of tag is showing from under stenciled paper
  17. Cut a strip of paper 1/2" to create flag banner-adhere where the top stenciled portion ends-stitch for dimension and additional adhesion
  18. Adhere all pieces (frame, flowers butterflies) and add sequin

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