Stampin’ Up! Apple Harvest Watercolor Card

Good Sunday morning my stamping friends. How is everyone’s weekend going? Is anyone doing anything special? Going to the beach, having a picnic etc? I’ll be at work all day today, but I do have off tomorrow, YAY!!! I finally got back to my card table after a heartbreaking week. I’m going to be lost for a while without my fur baby by my side.

July is World Watercolor Month, and we have lots of water coloring products to celebrate! Pencils, paper, stamps, and more. Take a look at what we have to offer. Since its World Watercolor Month, I thought I’d make a card for today using the Watercolor Pencils. I love water coloring with my Water Painter and Ink, I haven’t used Watercolor Pencils much but I’m learning to step outside of my comfort zone. Here’s my card for today.

I used the Stampin’ Up! Apple Harvest Cling Stamp Set along with the Gingham Cottage Designer Series Paper for my card today.

My design is from Freshly Made Sketches #542.

I started by adhering a panel of Gingham Cottage DSP to a Real Red card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue. I stamped the small plaid stamp from the Apple Harvest stamp set in Crumb Cake Ink on a panel of Crumb Cake cardstock. I stamped the sentiment from the Apple Harvest stamp set in Versamark Ink on the Crumb Cake Panel. I sprinkled it with White Embossing Powder and set it using my Heat Tool. I adhered the panel to the card front using Stampin’ Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

On a panel of Shimmery White cardstock I stamped the apple image from the Apple Harvest stamp set in Staz On Ink. I colored the image using my Early Espresso, Granny Apple Green and Real Red Water Color Pencils. Using my Water Painter, I blended the colors. I fussy cut the apple using my Paper Snips. I adhered the apple to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I added a few Rustic Metallic Adhesive-Backed Dots to the card front.

On the inside, I stamped the sentiment from the Apple Harvest stamp set in Crumb Cake Ink on a Basic White panel. I stamped the apple image from the Apple Harvest stamp set in Staz On Ink on the bottom of the panel. I colored the image using my Early Espresso, Granny Apple Green and Real Red Water Color Pencils. I used my Water Painter to blend the colors. I adhered the Basic White panel to a Crumb Cake mat and then to the inside of the Real Red card base.

To finish my card, I decorated a Basic White Medium Envelope. I stamped the apple image from the Apple Harvest stamp set in Staz On Ink on the envelope front and colored it using my Early Espresso, Granny Apple Green and Real Red Watercolor Pencils along with my Water Painter. I adhered a panel of Gingham Cottage DSP to the envelope flap.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today. I hope you liked my card and will give it a try. Happy Stamping!!


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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Basic White Cardstock 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner)
  • Crumb Cake Cardstock 2″ X 5 1/2″ (card front panel), 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (inner liner mat)
  • Real Red Cardstock 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ (card base scored & folded at 4 1/4″)
  • Shimmery White Cardstock 2″ X 2 1/2″ (apple)
  • Gingham Cottage Designer Series Paper 4 1/4″ X 5 1/2″ (card front), 2 1/4″ X 6″ (envelope)


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