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CardMaker - - Easy Watercolor Cards - De­sign by Karin Åkes­dot­ter

1. Form a 41/2 x 53/4-inch card from water­color pa­per.

2. Us­ing Blue­prints die, cut a 41/4 x 51/2-inch stitched rec­tan­gle from water­color pa­per. Us­ing photo as a guide, place 31/4 x 35/8-inch Stitched Rec­tan­gle die on panel; se­cure with washi tape and die-cut to cre­ate a frame.

3. Stamp sen­ti­ment on frame.

4. Stamp im­ages onto water­color pa­per; die-cut im­ages. Use wa­ter­col­ors to paint im­ages.

5. Cut a 33/4 x 41/2-inch piece of water­color pa­per. Re­fer­ring to photo as a guide, use wa­ter­col­ors to cre­ate a sky scene on panel, leav­ing a few ar­eas white for clouds. Let dry.

6. Ad­here back­ground panel to card, po­si­tion­ing so it will show through frame open­ing.

7. As­sem­ble trees and an­i­mals to cre­ate a scene on card; ad­here in place with foam squares. Leave a cou­ple of an­i­mals to add later.

8. Use foam squares to ad­here frame and re­main­ing an­i­mals to card.

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