Brighten My Day

CardMaker - - Contents - De­sign by Penny Ward

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

2. Die-cut a 41/4 x 51/2-inch Stitched Rect­an­gle from wa­ter­color pa­per.

3. Po­si­tion wa­ter­color panel and Full Bloom stamp in MISTI tool. Be­gin­ning with light­est color of marker, color leaves and stamp onto panel.

4. Leav­ing stamp in MISTI tool, color just the tips of the leaves with a dif­fer­ent color and stamp. Con­tinue in this same man­ner col­or­ing and stamp­ing all of the dif­fer­ent parts of the im­age onto panel as de­sired.

5. Touch tip of wa­ter­brush to edges of leaves on panel to al­low ink to bleed a bit.

6. Use wa­ter­brush to add gold ink ac­cents to wa­ter­color panel as de­sired.

7. Stamp sen­ti­ment onto panel as shown with pur­ple ink.

8. Place 2-inch and 23/4-inch Stitched Cir­cle dies on panel over sen­ti­ment with smaller cir­cle nest­ing in­side larger one; se­cure with low-tack tape. Run through die-cut­ting ma­chine.

9. Wrap pur­ple string around right edge of panel as shown and tie a bow; trim ends.

10. Cut a 31/4 x 31/4-inch piece of ma­genta card­stock and ad­here to back of panel cov­er­ing open­ing. Ad­here panel to card front.

11. Re­fer­ring to photo, ad­here die-cut pieces to card us­ing foam tape to ad­here cir­cle frame. •


Michaels card­stock: white, ma­genta Can­son wa­ter­color pa­per

Penny Black stamps: Full Bloom, Special Thoughts

Imag­ine ink pads: Ver­saFine (im­pe­rial pur­ple), Del­i­cata (golden glitz)

Kure­take ZIG Clean Color Real Brush mark­ers: carmine red (022), deep green (044), yel­low (052), or­ange (070), vi­o­let (080)

May Arts grape burlap string Lil’ Inker De­signs Stitched Mats dies: Rec­tan­gles, Cir­cles

Die-cut­ting ma­chine


My Sweet Pe­tu­nia MISTI stamp-po­si­tion­ing tool

Low-tack tape

Ad­he­sive foam tape

Ranger Multi Medium Matte ad­he­sive

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