Step It Up! Card

CardMaker - - Step It Up! -

1. Form a 41/4 x 51/2-inch card from white card­stock.

2. Cut a 41/4 x 51/2-inch panel from water­color pa­per.

3. Stamp flow­ers and leaves on water­color panel us­ing var­i­ous col­ors of ink. Ap­ply wa­ter ran­domly with wa­ter­brush.

4. Us­ing com­puter and laser printer, print a solid black rec­tan­gle on white card­stock. Trim slightly larger than Happy Word die.

5. Place foil matte side down onto black printed card­stock piece. Pre-heat lam­i­na­tor. Fold copy pa­per in half; place card­stock piece with foil be­tween folded pa­per and run through hot lam­i­na­tor. Foil will stick only to printed area. Die-cut foiled piece with Happy Trio die.

6. Mask sen­ti­ment stamp par­tially us­ing sticky notes or mask­ing tape. Stamp with wa­ter­mark ink on black card­stock; sprin­kle on white em­boss­ing pow­der and heat-set. Re­peat to stamp re­main­ing sen­ti­ment. Trim sen­ti­ment into two strips.

7. Die-cut scal­loped win­dow frame from white card­stock us­ing Sun­shine Lay­ers dies. Ad­here to stamped panel.

8. Ad­here stamped panel to card; ad­here foil word. Ad­here stamped sen­ti­ment with foam squares.

Dec­o­rate in­side of card as de­sired.

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