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Here in Vancouver, the seasons are definitely shifting. There is a chill in the air and everyone around is breaking our their boots and heavier coats. It's been an amazing summer here in the city and today's card is a throwback to those sunnier days.

It's been a while since I last played with my Peerless water colors so I wanted to break them out for this special card.  To create my background, I created an ombré effect by wetting the entire sheet of watercolor paper before applying my paints.

Once I was happy with the colors, I left my panel to dry overnight. Next, I stamped some Mama Elephant border stamps along the panel to create a more detailed background.

I must confess that I have a total craft-crush on Kristina Werner's lettering so when I saw this stamp set in a recent release I knew I had to have it! I diecut a SSS stitched circle into some vellum and then heat embossed the sentiment with some Ranger Liquid Platinum.

To make my sentiment pop a tad more, I diecut a smaller circle out of grey cardstock and adhered it under my sentiment so that I could add some foam tape to raise my circle up. I adhered the circle to the right of my panel and trimmed off the vellum overhang.  Lastly, I adhered my panel to a white card base and there you have it!

This card is being entered into the following challenge:

Please click the link above to learn more about this challenge and the wonderful folks who run it!

I hope you were inspired by today's card. If you are, I'd love to see what you create! 

Thanks for stopping by! Happy crafting :)



  1. This is absolutely gorgeous! I adore those colours and the background stamping. Beautiful. Xx

    1. Thank you very much Ruth! I'm glad you enjoyed this one and hope it brought you some inspiration :)

  2. Beautiful water colored background...such a pretty ombre effect! Love your sentiment, too! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at ATSM!


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