Hello crafty peeps! I’m happy to be here today sharing this very cheerful and summerlike card I created using the Citrus Trimmings stamps, a truly timeless design, which I especially like to use this time of the year!
I used the stamp to create a circular frame, with the help of masking technique. Here are the steps:
- Draw a circle on thick watercolour paper. I like to use 140 lbs paper.
- Stamp the image on masking tape and fussy cut.
- Using a stamping platform helps to start the stamping process around the circle. Place your stamp in one area of the circle and start stamping. Move around and place the masking tape to protect the previously stamped areas or the circle.
- Watercolour the images. This time I used Tombow watercolour markers. The colours are very intense and vibrant but they usually require a bit more water for blending. Hence, the reason I went for heavy cardstock.
- Once the coloring is done, I splattered some of the same colours already used on the citrus, all over the cards, as well as some gold paint.
- I don’t have a circle die this big, so I manually cut the circle.
- Create a round card base, slightly larger than the main panel. I also did this manually by folding a piece of cardstock and drawing a circle leaving just one segment off at the fold part.
- Foam mount the main panel and wrap some thin twin around it.
- For the sentiment, I used a simple line from the Mini Sending Greetings, stamped on shimmery black cardstock, added white embossing powder and heat set.
- Adhere the main panel to the cardbase.
- Finally, I added a few Gold Sparkle Crystals around the card, for a finishing touch.
This is a rather simple card, no complicated technique here, but just the unusual round shape and the vibrant colours, makes it stand out.
I had a lot of fun creating it and I hope you take inspiration from it to make your own.
Thanks so much for visiting. See you next time!