Monday, March 19, 2012

Cardmaking: Uplifting Words

Hand Stamped Card Idea Encouraging Thoughts

Do you know someone who could use some words of encouragement? Or is there someone who has been on your mind lately? Sending a handmade greeting card, lovingly created and stamped by you, is an awesome way to let someone know how much you care and that you are thinking of them.

Today's card is very simple in design, letting the watercolored image really stand out. With no fussy embellishments, this card is suitable for any gender, for nearly any occasion, and it's perfect for mailing.
Handstamped Watercolor Thinking of You Card

The Medallion background stamp (stamped using VersaMark) provides a subtle backdrop creating interest and dimension. The tiny scallop border adds a nice detail in place of fussier embellishments. The main image is from the Peace Within stamp set, and was watercolored using an Aqua Painter and Classic Stampin' Pads.

A challenge for you:
Create a card to brighten someone's day and send it (or deliver in person) this week. You will be amazed at how good it makes YOU feel too!

Happy Monday - have a great week.

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Today's project featured the following Stampin' Up! products:
Stamps: Peace Within (114312), Medallion (115223)
Ink: VersaMark (102283),  Jet Black StazOn (101406), Marina Mist (119668), Cajun Craze, (119671), Riding Hood Red (111836), Crumb Cake (121030), Soft Suede (115651), Always Artichoke (105219), More Mustard (103162)
Paper: Marina Mist (119682), Riding Hood Red (111348), Watercolor Paper (122959)
Tools: Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch (119275), 3/16" Corner Punch (119871), Aqua Painter (103954)
Peace Within Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!
Peace Within Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!


  1. Gayle, this is beautiful! I love the subtlety of the Medallion in the background; your watercolouring is gorgeous, and I adore the addition of the tiny scalloped border.

    1. Thanks so much, Christine. I really love to watercolor!


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