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Forever Blossoms CASE the Catalog

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you another CASE the Catalog Card.  Today we are going to use the Forever Blossoms Stamp Set and do a little watercoloring.  The greetings in the Forever Blossoms Stamp Set are designed for weddings, anniversaries, friendships, and more. Its detailed floral images can be used to make greeting cards for any occasion. This stamp set is also available in French. This is a Distinktive** stamp set; it has a special texture that gives added depth and dimension in a single step, creating photo-realistic images. **Patent pending
Here's a look at today's card.  

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Casing means to Copy And Share Everything or to Copy And Selectively Edit.  Casing is a great way to learn something new or something you want to try, and the Stampin' Up! catalogs are not only a shopping list but a inspirational idea book; where you can find new techniques and card ideas to try.  I received today's card as part of a CASE the Catalog Swap I took part in.  So let's get into the card shall we.  The floral image from the Forever Blossoms Stamp Set was stamped in Stazon Ink on Shimmery White Cardstock.  This is a perfect base because you can do a little watercoloring on.  The Shimmery White Cardstock is smooth enough that you can get a very nice stamped impression but also strong enough to let you add a lot of water when watercoloring.  Which actually was not the case with this card, the amount of water I mean.  


The stamped images were then watercolored with a little ink.  I usually use a few drops of a ink refill to watercolor with in a little white watercolor tray; which can be picked up at any box store in the craft section.  The Aqua painter is a perfect choice for adding the color.  Remember the more water you add the lighter the color.  It's better when watercoloring to add multiple lighter layers and build up the colors after each layer dry.  The colors used were Petal Pink and Old Olive.  Once dry this layer was added to a Pool Party Card Base cut at 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 (scored at 4 1/4).  The sentiment was then stamped on Whisper White Cardstock and then cut out using the Stitched Nested Label Dies.  There was also a couple of the stitched labels in the next size down from the Parisian Blossoms Speciality Designer Series Paper.  


The stitched labels where then attached together.  You can take the one DSP label and cut in half to place behind the sentiment.  Then you can add some of the Poppy Parade Twine from the Country Club Twine Combo Pack in a couple loops and then the sentiment put on top with a few Stampin' Dimensionals.  That finishes the card.  I hope that you will give watercoloring with ink refills a try if you haven't before.  Thank you for dropping by today.  If you need any of the supplies that you have seen used today you can pick them up in my online store.  
Rick Adkins


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Rick