This World Treasures Friendship Card starts out with an unusual background created by water stamping. I sponged Primrose Petals and Raspberry Ripple ink on Whisper White card stock covering the whole background. Then I soaked a paper towel in water on a paper plate and using it as a stamp pad, stamped circles from the Circle Circus stamp set to complete the background. As the water dries, the ink lightens giving the effect you see here.
The main message was stamped in Rich Razzleberry and trimmed out with the framelit from the Apothecary Framelits set. To keep the framelit in place so that the greeting would stay centered I held it in place with post it notes.
The Rich Razzleberry label was also cut out with an Apothecary Framelit and then edged with paper piercing made super fast and easy with the paper piercing tool, mat and template. A dynamic trio!
The ends of the label were punched with the 1/4″ circle punch from the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack. I first punched the circle from a post it note and placed it where I wanted to punch the circle on the label. That made it easy to punch the label and get it right where I wanted it! I demonstrated this idea in the video on creating a scallop frame a couple of weeks ago using a large circle punch.
Each piece was popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals and then the ribbon was threaded through before the background was adhered to the Whisper White card stock base. Normally, I use about an inch of SNAIL adhesive in each corner and maybe some in the middle if it’s a large piece, but on this background I SNAIL’d (new word) the entire edge to keep it in place. The water stamping tends to warp the paper slightly and using extra adhesive helps solve the warping.
Enjoy, JulieCard Recipe: Stamps: World Treasures w-#126765 c-#126767, Circle Circus w-#115778 c-#127784 Ink: Primrose Petals #126858, Rich Razzleberry #126950, Raspberry Ripple #126859 Paper: Whisper White #100730, Rich Razzleberry #115316 Extras: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine #113439, Apothecary Accents Framelits #127003, Stamping Sponges #101610, Paper-Piercing Tool #126189, Stampin’ Pierce Mat #126199, Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack #126187, Whisper White Organza Ribbon #114319, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack #118309, Rhinestone Basic Jewels #119246, Stampin’ Dimensionals #104430, SNAIL adhesive #104332