Stampin' Up!'s Summer Mini Watercolor Trio and Retired Borders Mini
The next installment of my ”Something Old & Something New“ feature is a monochromatic birthday card. I think the neutrals really accents the small area of color that I've framed with the Borders Mini retired stamp set. The frame sparkles with gold embossing. Check out Mom's Attic for this set!
Stamp Sets -
- Watercolor Trio (120084 - Summer Mini)
- Frames Mini (I have two of these sets in Mom's Attic)
- Basic Black Classic Ink (101179)
- Basic Gray Stampin' Write Marker (109126 - set of 4)
- Old Olive Stampin' Write Marker (100079 - Returning Color)
- Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Write Marker (105115 - Returning Color)
- Real Red Stampin' Write Marker (100052 - Returning Color)
- VersaMark® (102283)
- Whisper White Card Stock (100730 - Returning Color)
- Going Gray Card Stock (108588 - Assorted Neutrals Retiring Color)
- Basic Gray Card Stock (108692 - Returning Color)
Brushed Gold Card Stock (102935)
- Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder (109129)
- SNAIL Adhesive (104332)
- Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)
- Heat Tool (100005)
- Hobby Blade (102449)
- 1 1/4” Square Paper Punch (104400)
Putting It Together Tips:
- The 1 1/4“ Square Punch was perfect to punch out the outside of the frame. I cut out the inside with a hobby blade. Of course cut out the center first and then punch out the outer edge. It makes it much easier to hold on to and you won't walk away missing fingers!
- I cut out the frame first and then placed it on the stamp so I'd know what areas to color with the Pumpkin Pie and Old Olive (& Real Red) and which areas I would do in Basic Gray. If you hold the stamp on an angle, you'll be able to see the difference in color between the clean rubber and the rubber that has been inked.
- Double matting emphasizes the monochromatic theme and Stampin' Dimensionals help make the frame and sentiment ”pop!“
If you are located in Palm Springs California or anywhere in the Coachella Valley,
Please contact me about my upcoming Card Making Clubs! I'd love to have you!