Hello everyone, Happy Tuesday! Have you ever tried super-imposing a die cut into an already designed area of your card? It’s really fun to do, even if it can seem a bit scary die cutting into a piece you already put a lot of work into.
Today’s card features this technique, along with using letter stamps to make a background and serve as your sentiment. This card also showcases a couple of the new CZ Designs and Simon Says Stamp stamp sets that were just released today!
These letter stamps are called Everett’s Alphas. I love the sans serif font and how clean and simple these are. Plus, they are outlines, so this gives you the option of being able to color them in, or leave them with no fill. I love having a set that can be so versatile!
I stamped the letters with four different Simon ink colors; Clementine, Scuba, Mint and Jellybean. With some Zig markers that coordinate with the ink colors I chose, I filled in the letters. I love the look that the simple watercoloring gives to these letters!
I further enhanced the watercoloring by using the splatter effect; by generously flicking on splatters of color onto the background, you get a more organic texture that I think looks really cool! Makes the watercoloring feel more loose and playful, which is what I was going for on this card.
And of course, there is the super imposed heart in the card also. If you are not familiar with the term “super imposed” this basically refers to an image over another image but yet both images are visible at the same time. In this case, the heart is cut into the hello pattern I made, but yet you can still see that pattern showing through the heart. Its a really awesome effect that makes a neat impact on your card.
I also created a custom envelope to match my card design. Because I wanted to mimic the watercolor effect of the card on the envelope also, I made the envelope from Canson Mixed Media paper. This is a thinner paper that can handle moderate amounts of watercolor. The envelope is made using the We R Memory Keepers envelope punch board.
Taking the time to make the envelope was tedious, but totally worth it! I love how it ties both the card and the envelope together. If you do this also and are planning on putting the envelope through the mail, I would recommend sealing it with a bit of Distress Microglaze to make sure the watercolor does not reactivate if the envelope were to get wet during mailing.
I hope you will watch the video below to see how this card came together and learn how to recreate the techniques I used! Thanks for visiting me today… I’ll be back again soon with a new tutorial to share with you!