This card embodies two challenges. The first challenge is the Stamping 411 Sketch Challenge. I followed it "almost exactly", but I substituted buttons in place of the sentiment. Which brings me to the next challenge - "Buttons!" Late Night Stampers encouraged us to use buttons in a quick and easy card this week. Well, this card is very quick and easy . . . despite the Wet Paper Watercoloring. More about that later!
My card is the long ways of a 1/2 sheet of paper. I did this so I could wrap my ribbon around the entire front panel of the card. The ribbon is secured with tape underneath my image panel. The background paper is from that cute paper pack that we could get free with a $50 order during Sale-a-bration. I think it is called Welcome Neighbor. That piece of paper is trimmed to 4"x5 1/4" and secured with 9 small drops of Tombow Multi Purpose Adhesive. (Really, that's all you need!) I did the ribbon wrap, and the top layer of ribbon was tied off into a bow. I put a bit of linen thread into my buttons as this seemed like a more "formal" card and the buttons just didn't look right "naked!" They are adhered with Mini Glue Dots.
And now . . . onto the watercoloring! I used a piece of Stampin'Up Watercolor Paper cut to 2 1/5"x2 3/4". I used Chocolate Chip and Always Artichoke markers to color my rubber stamp. Then, I very lightly misted the watercolor paper and stamped the tree. I let it dry for a minute or two. Not long since it was barely wet to begin with. I recolored my image with markers and then using a stamp-a-ma-jig, I re-stamped my tree. This gives definition to your watercolor. So cool and truly one of my favorite of all time techniques. You can really see the beauty of this in my close up picture. I attached the panel with Dimensionals and I was done. Quick, Easy, Buttons, Sketch - ahhhh. The sweet feeling of "Stampin' Success!"
Have a great day and thanks so much for dropping by! Here are the supplies you would need to re-create this card: