Waddle I Do Without You?
Design by Suzanne Cannon for Quietf ire Design
Form a 41/4 x 51/2-inch card from yellow cardstock.
Cut a 33/4 x 51/2-inch panel from watercolor paper.
Referring to photo, brush water onto watercolor panel where you want water texture. Dab Distress inks onto acrylic block; pick up color with brush and apply it to panel where wet. Place stencil over wet area and let dry.
Use black ink to stamp images onto another piece of watercolor paper; sprinkle embossing powder over images and heat-set. Color images with markers and die-cut.
Stamp sentiment onto watercolor panel with black ink. 6.
Adhere images onto panel using foam dots as desired.
Cut a 1/2 x 51/2-inch piece of striped paper; adhere to back of panel, leaving a striped strip visible along left edge as shown. Adhere panel to card front with right edges even.
Decorate inside of card as desired.
Form a 71/2 x 5-inch card from watercolor paper using deckle edge as bottom edge of card front. Note: Score paper well before folding so paper doesn’t “break.” 2.
Cut two 8 x 6-inch rectangles from watercolor paper. Die-cut “Spring” from a separate piece of watercolor paper.
Use paintbrush to spread clean water across bottom half of one 8 x 6-inch watercolor panel; add yellow paint to create a pale wash. Add dots of green as desired, allowing colors to blend. Let dry.
Working with same panel, spread clean water across top edge of watercolored section. Dilute blue and red watercolors on palette and dot them into wet wash, allowing colors to blend and creating the look of flowers. Let dry. Trim to 7 x 4 inches.
Paint second watercolor panel with a wash of green and yellow; let dry. Trim to 71/4 x 41/4 inches. 6.
Paint “Spring” die cut with green and yellow; let dry. Use mini adhesive dots to adhere word to smaller watercolor panel. Note: If dots are too large, roll them in your fingers to make them smaller.
Cut a 73/8 x 43/8-inch panel from pink cardstock.
Layer and adhere all panels to card front using foam tape for first and third layers.
9. Decorate inside of card as desired.