Hi there, crafty friends! I am back to share another card I created using the Little Darling Rapunzel Stamp Set. This stamp set is just perfect for all bookworms out there just like me as you could create your own handmade bookmarks. You can also use this stamp set in creating cards, dioramas and scrapbook pages just like my daughter who made one for her diary.
For this card, I decided to be more fancy with the card fold that I used to add more dimension. I used several papers for this project: kraft paper, plain pumpkin orange and polkadot designer paper, Fabriano hot-pressed water color paper, Kuratake Zig Clean Color Brush Markers, Wink of Stella Clear and Gold Brush Pens, Versafine Onyx Ink Pad, Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, WRMK Score and Trim Board, Kurtake Zig Watercolor Brush Pen, trees clear stamps from my other stamp sets and other basic crafting materials.
I used the following measurements: Kraft paper – 10″ x 6 1/2″, designer papers (plain orange and polka dot) – 2 3/8 X 6 3/8″, 2 Fabriano watercolor paper – 2 1/4″ x 6 1/4″ and strip of Kraft paper – 10″ x 1 1/4″.
I scored the Kraft paper at, 2 1/2″ and 5″. I made a very light line at the 7 1/2″ mark as a guide where I will glue the pattern paper and the strip of kraft paper where I placed the trees. The strip of kraft paper was also scored at 5″ and 7 1/2″ to create the folds.
With my stamp platform, I stamped the birthday wishes sentiment in one of the Fabriano watercolor paper, and the Rapunzel stamp on the other then I colored them with my Zig Clean Color Brush Markers. I stamped the trees on a separate watercolor paper from my scrap stash. There are several ways on how to use these brush markers. The colors can be pretty intense if you just use it without diluting the brush on water. My favorite way to use these brush markers is to color the part where you want the intense color to show and then come back with a wet and clean watercolor brush to spread the color on the other areas where you want the color the lightest. Just like in color pencils, some also use the lightest shade of the same color family and spread the darkest color then blend them together for a seamless transition. However, I still tend to dilute the lightest shade in water to soften the color intensity when I use the latter technique. I also used Wink of Stella to color the crown of the princess, and the heart to give it a shimmer. As I have mentioned before in my previous blog about watercolors, I tend to struggle with this type of color medium so it took me a while to finish coloring the stamps.
Once I finished my watercoloring, I fuzzy cut the trees and I started assembling the card. First, I fold the base card into a Z fold following the score guides that I made. Then, I glue the polkadot and white paper with the sentient inside the card. Before I adhere the front design of the card, I stamp the “Once There Was a Princess…” sentiment on the right side on the first panel of the strip of kraft paper.
To set up the strip of kraft paper at the bottom of the card, I glue at the bottom of the first fold of the card, the 5″ side of the strip where the “Once There Was a Princess” sentiment was stamped and I adhere the last panel of the strip on the other end of the card on top of the polka dot pattern paper. To cover the strip, I glued the pumpkin orange paper on the first fold of the card and the Rapunzel Stamp design. I glued the tree stamps on top of the strip of kraft paper at the bottom of the card. I also placed a few orange sequins to add more glitter and highlights on the hair with my Sakura White Gel Pen.
I hope you enjoyed today’s post and thank you for stopping by! Have a great week ahead!