This is an Easter card using Art Impressions Easter Circlet Mini Tryfold stamps and dies. I used water color and Nuvo Shimmer powder to color the card.
- Nuvo Lilac Waterfall Shimmer Powder
- 12" wide water color paper or multi-media paper
- Purple Tape (low tack tape) for masking and holding die
- Art Impressions Easter Circlet Mini Tryfold
- Art Impressions Circle Dies
- die cutting machine (I used Sizzex Big Shot Plus)
- water color pencils (or whatever type of watercolor you want to use)
- water color brush
- container with water
- paper towel or rag to wipe your brush
- pencil and eraser
- Cut a piece of water color or multi media paper to 5 1/2 x 12. Then score the paper at 4 and 8 inch to make three 4 inch wide panels. This will make a try fold card just .25 inch less wide than a regular A2 size card.
- Stamp the first circle (the one with the flowers) on the front of the card. Use a stamp pad that won't run when wet. I used Lawn Fawn Jet Black ink. Then use the coordinating die to cut out the opening.
- Use a pencil to trace the opening of the first image on the second panel. Use this to align your stamp to stamp the second image (the one with the tomb). Then use the coordinating die to cut out the opening.
- Trace the opening that you just cut onto the middle panel. Use this to stamp the last image. (It's the larger one with the words around it.) Then erase all your pencil marks.
- Use masking paper or low tack tape to mask the pictures on the front of the card (these are the ones on the 1st and 2nd panel. I put my purple tape on my die cutting platform and used an Art Impressions circle die to cut out a circle just a little bigger than the stamped image. Cover the stamped images with the tape.
- Sprinkle on the Nuvo Shimmer powder and squirt with a fine mist water bottle. As the card gets wet, you can tilt the card to swirl the color and use a water color brush to move it around. Keep adding powder and water until you get the look you want. Then you'll need to let it dry. I left mine overnight.
- When the card is dry, use water colors to color your stamped images. I used water color pencils. With those, you color in the areas partially, and then use a wet paint brush to go over it. The water turns the pencil markings into water color. Then let your card dry and you're done.
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