When I saw the Hold on to Hope set in the Occasions catalogue I felt it was a beautiful set that could be used for more occasions than Easter, so it was definitely on my list to purchase. Now I just loved the sample in the catalogue with the wash background and decided to use that to create a fun card with the same colours.
First I wanted to create a colour resist. I did this by stamping the flourish image in Versamark ink, applying White Embossing powder and heat setting. Ink cannot be applied to embossed images allowing you to create fun backgrounds.
Next I made sure the Watercolour paper was good and wet and then began “washing” my Bermuda Bay and Lemon Lime Twist inks on the paper to create my desired look. I used my Heat Gun to aid me in drying it quicker. Now you may have missed it, but in the Occasions catalogue there is some really pretty Whisper White Organza ribbon, I used this to tie a bow around my watercolour piece.
Then I stamped my sentiment in Memento Black ink on Whisper White cardstock and die cut using the Stitched Shapes Framelits. I also stamped some flowers in Bermuda Bay and Lemon Lime Twist ink and used the matching Cross of Hope framelits to die cut these.
I finished the card by attaching the flowers to my die cut sentiment and popping up the sentiment using Stampin’ Dimensionals. I love how this stands out on the Lemon Lime Twist card base!
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