Happy Cinco de Mayo! Today’s card is not a Cinco de Mayo card, but it was inspired by the colors in the graphic below: Poppy Parade, Call Me Clover, and Crushed Curry. I used the Bloom & Grow stamp set for the floral image and the sentiment, then watercolored using Stampin’ Ink Refills and an Aqua Painter. I also used a couple of Circle Punches and the Layering Circles Dies. If you prefer, you can use the dies for the three cut circles.

Happy Cinco de Mayo

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Here’s what I made:

Stampin' Up! watercolor Bloom and Grow stamp set, Circle Punches, Layering Circles Dies, thank you card made by Candy Ford #stampcandy

Stampin' Up! watercolor Bloom and Grow stamp set, Circle Punches, Layering Circles Dies, thank you card made by Candy Ford #stampcandy

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Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my paper trimmer:

  • Call Me Clover card stock (CS) cut to 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, then scored in half at 4-1/4″
  • Crushed Curry CS layer cut to 5-1/4″ x 4″
  • Watercolor Paper cut to 5″ x 2-1/2″
  • Whisper White CS cut to 5-1/4″ x 4″ for the inside of the card base

Stamped with the Bloom & Grow stamp set:

  • floral image in Jet Black Stazon ink onto the Watercolor Paper layer
  • sentiment in Jet Black Stazon ink onto a scrap of Watercolor Paper layer

Cut using the 2″ Circle Punch:

  • sentiment

Cut using the 2-1/4″ Circle Punch:

  • a scrap of Poppy Parade CS

Cut using the Layering Circles Dies:

  • a scrap of Call Me Clover CS a little bigger than the Poppy Parade punched circle

Embossed using the Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder:

  • the Crushed Curry CS layer

Colored using an Aqua Painter & Stampin’ Ink Refills:

  • flowers in Poppy Parade and Crushed Curry
  • leaves in Call Me Clover and Crushed Curry
  • sentiment background in Crushed Curry
  • NOTE: I used a large acrylic block as a paint palette. I didn’t put water in the Aqua Painter. Instead I used a bowl of water and a paper towel to more precisely control the amount of water.

Assembled the card:

  • burnished the fold in the card base with a Bone Folder
  • embossed Crushed Curry CS layer glued onto the front of the card base
  • Watercolor Paper layer glued onto the Crushed Curry CS
  • 2 pieces of ribbon adhered onto the Crushed Curry CS layer using Tear & Tape
  • sentiment glued onto the Poppy Parade CS circle
  • Poppy Parade CS circle glued onto the Call Me Clover CS circle
  • Call Me Clover CS circle glued over ribbon and layers
  • Whisper White CS glued onto the inside of the card base

 

Stampin' Up! watercolor Bloom and Grow stamp set, Circle Punches, Layering Circles Dies, thank you card made by Candy Ford #stampcandy

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Here are today’s Cinco de Mayo colors:

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Here’s what I used:

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