P retty thinking of you card using the Stampin' Blends and alcohol on vellum technique and Stampin' Up! products.
Cut cardstock, vellum, and shimmer vellum pieces to the following sizes using a Paper Trimmer:
- card from Soft Succulent Cardstock at 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" and scored at 4-1/4"
- 3-5/8" square from Pool Party Cardstock
- 3-1/2" square of Vellum Cardstock
- 2" square of Soft Succulent vellum from 2021-2023 In Color Shimmer Vellum
- 2" x 3-1/2" from Crumb Cake Cardstock
As you are ready to stamp using the Beauty Of Friendship Set, place the cardstock or vellum on the Stampin' Pierce Mat. Using the mat will help you get a cleaner image each time you stamp.
DO THIS STEP FIRST!
Mount the more solid, small tree leaf top image from the Beauty Of Friendship Set on Block C. Ink it up with the Soft Succulent Ink Pad. Stamp it in the center of the Soft Succulent vellum square on the shimmery side of the vellum. Set aside to allow to dry.
Place the square of regular Vellum Cardstock on some Grid Paper to protect your work surface.
Scribble some random blobs of color all over the vellum square using the Night Of Navy Stampin' Blends, the Pool Party Stampin' Blends, and the Light Bermuda Bay Stampin' Blends. Let the colors overlap a bit and let them go off the edges of the vellum. Cover the entire piece of vellum.
Place the colored vellum square on some paper towels to protect your work surface.
Put some rubbing alcohol in a small container.
Dip the brush tip of the fine or medium tip Water Painter into the alcohol to get some alcohol on it. Touch the tip of the Water Painter randomly all over the colored vellum square getting more alcohol on the brush tip as needed or hold the brush tip horizontally over the colored vellum square and flick it sharply with your finger to let alcohol splatter off and onto the colored vellum square. Let the colors blend together. Add more alcohol by touching or splattering as needed. Set the vellum aside to allow it to dry.
Tip: Thoroughly clean the brush tips of your Water Painters when you are done by running them under running water and/or squeezing water through them from the barrel of the brush.
While the vellum pieces are drying, proceed with the next steps.
Mount the bare tree image from the Beauty Of Friendship Set on Block H. Ink it up with the Crumb Cake Ink Pad. Stamp it in the center of the Crumb Cake rectangle.
Pick out the matching, bare tree die from the Beautiful Trees Dies. Put it on top of the stamped bare tree image on a platform on your Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine so the tree is centered in the die. Run through the machine.
WITHOUT ADHERING, lay the square of Pool Party on the front of the Soft Succulent card so it is evenly spaced on the top center of the card front. Lay the bare tree cut out on top of the card front so it overlaps the bottom left corner of the Pool Party square with the branches on the left about 1/4" from the left edge of the square and the bottom of the tree trunk about 3/4" from the bottom of the card.
Mount the sentiment of choice from the Beauty Of Friendship Set on an appropriate size block. Ink it up with the Soft Succulent Ink Pad. Stamp it on the card front just under the Pool Party square so it is centered between the tree trunk cut out and the right side of the Pool Party square.
Mount the shadow image from the Beauty Of Friendship Set on Block G. Ink it up with the Soft Succulent Ink Pad. Stamp it on the card front so it is centered just under the tree trunk cut out with the curved side down and about 1/2" from the bottom of the card.
If the Stampin' Blends/alcohol vellum square is dry, adhere it to the center of the Pool Party square.
Adhere the matted vellum square to the front of the card in the same place as before.
Use Multipurpose Liquid Glue or Fine-Tip Glue Pen to adhere the bare tree cut out in place in the same place as before on the front of the card.
If the tree top image stamped on the shimmer vellum is dry, then pick out the matching, open, small tree top die from the Beautiful Trees Dies. Put it on top of the stamped tree top image on a platform on your Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine so the image is centered in the die. Run through the machine.
Adhere the shimmer vellum tree top cut out to the top of the bare tree on the card front so you cover the bare branches except for a bit along the bottom.
Cut a 9" piece of Pool Party 3/8" Sheer Ribbon.
Tie a small bow in the center of the ribbon. Trim the ends.
Use a Mini Glue Dot to adhere the ribbon bow to the front of the card so it is centered over the tree trunk just below the shimmer vellum tree top.
Use the mini spatula on the Take Your Pick to carefully peel up 3 silver raindrop shaped epoxy shapes from a sheet of Silver & Clear Epoxy Essentials making sure that you get the adhesive backings as well. Adhere them to the front of the card in the upper right corner of the colored vellum square in a rough triangle.