February 23, 2015

Watercolor With Love Is Kindness

Hi everyone,

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If you're at all like me and totally fed up of winter, with no sign of spring in sight, then hopefully the card I've got for you today will help brighten your day.

I love both the gorgeous wrapped tulips image in the Love Is Kindness stamp set from Stampin' Up! and the sentiment, but to get more use out of them I very, VERY carefully cut the sentiment from the image when I initially mounted the stamp onto the wooden block.

I have used my Aqua Painters and Watercolor paper to create the focal point of today's card...

There's a hidden surprise. This isn't a standard 5" square card, it's an easel...

Card: Crisp Cantaloupe (10" x 5" folded for base, 5" square, 4¼" x 3 1/8" piece for layering and snippet for punching), Watercolor Paper and Best Year Ever DSP (Sale-A-Bration, two 4 3/4" squares)
Ink: Jet Black StazOn, Melon Mambo, Pear Pizzazz
Stamp Sets: Love Is Kindness and Bloom With Hope (sentiment, hostess set from the annual cattie)
Tools: Aqua Painters, Decorative Label and Scallop Oval punches and Basics Rhinestones

Stamp the image in Jet Black StazOn onto Watercolor Paper and allow to dry for a few moments.
Squeeze the Melon Mambo and Pear Pizzazz ink pads before opening so ink transfers into the lid (or use Reinkers). Paint the image with the transferred ink and the Aqua Painters.
To create the base card, score the 10" x 5" piece of Crisp Cantaloupe at 5" and 7½". Fold and burnish score lines. The second score and fold will create the easel
Attach one 4 3/4" square of Best Year Ever DSP to the 5" Crisp Cantaloupe Square and the other to the inside of the base card. Attach square to base by adding adhesive to the second smaller panel.
Trim the image piece to desired size (mine is 2 3/4" x 3 3/4"), layer onto Crisp Cantaloupe piece and pop up onto the base using Stampin' Dimensionals.
Stamp the sentiment from Bloom With Hope in Melon Mambo ink onto a snippet of Watercolor paper. Punch with the Scallop Oval and layer onto a Crisp Cantaloupe punched Decorative Label. Pop the sentiment onto the inside of the card with Stampin' Dimensionals to create the stopper for the easel.
Attach Basic Rhinestones to complete the design

If you've not tried this type of card before, although it sounds complicated, it really is easy.

#58 Designers Choice at CYCI
#231 AG with birthdays at OSAAT

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I'll be back tomorrow with another Love Is Kindness creation, so I hope you'll join me then.



  1. Excellent! love the tulips. My favorite spring flower along with the mount hood daffodil (Large White). Great card arrangement and design. Love the newsprint wrap and the way the stones were placed at the corners. - Jim

  2. I love tulips, this is gorgeous!
    Linda xxx

  3. Ah, springtime has come to your blog, Em! Your tulip easel card is sensational!! Have a great week! Hugs, Darnell

  4. Your card is SO CUTE! Thanks for playing with us this week at Can You Case It?!

  5. Em, I am lovin' your card today and how the flowers pop off the cardstock! thanks for joining us at CYCI :) Eva

  6. This is so pretty. A really striking colour...just gorgeous x

  7. This is so pretty and love the colour of the papers! TFS

  8. A very pretty watercoloured card! Xx

  9. Super cute, love the easel idea! Thanks for joining us at CYCI.

  10. Hi Em this is a gorgeous card I love the tulips they are such a lovely colour. Hugs Jackie

  11. Hi Em, I'm a huge fan of Easel cards and make them regularly. Yours with the Tulips is very pretty indeed. Great job on the watercolouring. Thanks for joining us this week at Can You Case It? Carolyn xx

  12. Oh I love tulips! This is a beautiful card Em. Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this fortnight. I hope you will join us again next week.
    Hugs and smiles,
    Qinaahana Arts and Crafts {My Blog}

  13. Very nice work! Thank you for joining us at CYCI!

  14. Surprise cards are always so much fun Em! I love this pretty easel card and those tulips are just stunning! Vicky x

  15. such a pretty card. Thanks for sharing it with us this week at CYCI?

  16. Another pretty tulip card! I chose to do a Tulip on my blog because I wanted to believe that spring will be coming
    I am so tired of this cold weather.

  17. Pretty! Thanks for joining us at CYCI! Love this card.

  18. Cute card!! I love the easel layout!!

  19. Such a pretty card. This tulip stamp is great and your coloring is wonderful. Thanks for playing along with us on the Can You Case It blog!

  20. Gorgeous card, thank you so much for joining us at OSAAT this fortnight and goodluck. Nikki DT


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Em xxx