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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Party Pandas, Playful Backgrounds, We Must Celebrate, 2018 Sale-a-Bration and Occasions, Birthday Card

I must have a lighting issue in my workroom.  The background piece that my card is laying on appears to have a pink tint to it.  It's so odd since it's a piece of Whisper White card stock.  This was a fun card to make. I just had to make it after seeing one on Pinterest. You can see that card here. I did make a few little changes.  I added yellow dots to the hat since my background was too blue and a totally blue hat against that background would have gotten lost.  Though now looking at the dots in yellow, I think I should have left it blue on blue.  My eye is drawn to the hat!!!  And I didn't have the same words so I used the ones from the "We Must Celebrate" set.  I want to play with that one a little more, those critters are SO darn cute!

Okay, onto how I made this card.  The base is a folded half-sheet of Pacific Point card stock.  On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic Black card stock and the top focal piece is a 3-3/4" x 5" piece of Watercolor paper.

First I stamped and fussy cut my bear. I then set him aside. I like to have that part out of the way so when it's time to tape the layers down I don't have to stop and cut. 

Next I took the watercolor paper and using VersaMark, I stamped the circles from the "Playful Backgrounds" set and used white embossing powder.  You can use clear if you wish, my white was on top of the containers so I just grabbed it for convenience.  After heat setting the powder, I misted my watercolor paper a little bit.  Then I sprinkled on some of the Prussian Blue Brusho powder.  I misted it again.  I had added WAY too much powder and I used a paper towel to sop up some of the water and color.  I misted it again and then took a piece of Whisper White card stock and pressed it over the watercolor paper. I wanted to use the ink that was on the watercolor paper as a transfer of color so I could use that on a future card.  It was a fun effect.  I heat set the paper to dry it and then I set it under my table mat so it would lay flat.  I did add hairspray to the watercolor paper.  The Brusho doesn't seem to stay fixed on the paper.

Next I cut a 3/4" x 4" piece of Whisper White card stock and stamped the words on it using black Memento ink.  Then I cut a 1" x 4" piece of Basic Black for the layer.

I taped the watercolor layer to the Basic Black background layer and I taped those two to the card base.  I taped the words on about 1-1/4" from the bottom of the watercolor paper.  I added Dimensionals to the back of the panda and set it in place as you see on the card.  

It was a very fun card to make. I LOVE playing with the Brusho and I wish I had more time to devote to it.  You can create some really fun backgrounds using it.  Light and dark depending on how much Brusho you use.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

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