Happy Spring! Today I am sharing another Design Team Project for Maymay Made It. This project uses the Showers of Blessings Stamp Set, a wonderful set to have in your craft stash! This stamp set is perfect for spring cards, birthday cards, Mother’s Day cards and projects, and even Women’s Day Event bookmarks, cards, or other projects. Watch the complete process in the tutorial video HERE:
There is so much you can do with this set, but today, I am making a simple Distress Oxide Ink card. I start with a piece of Canson XL Watercolor Cardstock and trim it to a 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel. Then, on a scrap piece of sheet vinyl or masking paper, use StazOn Ink to stamp an image of one of the women from the Showers of Blessings Stamp Set. Also use StazOn Ink to stamp a sentiment on the vinyl or masking paper as well. Fussy cut out the woman and set aside. Use a punch or die to cut the sentiment, and set aside as well.
Use the same stamp of the woman and the sentiment to stamp on the watercolor cardstock, but this time, use VersaMark Ink. Then, heat emboss with black embossing powder. I used Raven Ultra Fine Embossing Powder by Brutus Monroe. Cover the embossed image and sentiment with the masks.
Smoosh Distress Oxide Ink onto your craft mat and spray with water. Then, dip the watercolor cardstock into the ink. Hold the cardstock in your hand and tip back and forth to allow the ink to run in interesting drip shapes. You can even add spatter with a paintbrush and some Distress Oxide Ink, if you want. Speed up the drying process with a heat tool, but KEEP THE HEAT AWAY FROM THE MASKS! Continue inking the cardstock panel until you are satisfied with the look of the project. Remove the masks.
Smoosh a little Distress Oxide Ink on your craft mat, and use a water brush to “paint” the details of the woman (raincoat, shoes, umbrella, etc.).
Fussy cut several little flowers from patterned paper. I used flowers from the Just Married Echo Park Double-Sided Paper. Adhere the flowers to the card panel with dots of liquid glue.
Adhere the finished card panel to an A2-sized card base. I used 100 lb Alabaster cardstock by Brutus Monroe, which is an amazingly sturdy cardstock (great for card bases!). Finish off the card by dragging some Distress Oxide Ink around the outside edge of the card.
That’s it! Thanks for looking!
Showers of Blessings Stamp Set by Maymay Made It
Canson XL Watercolor Cardstock
100 lb Alabaster cardstock
StazOn Ink in Jet Black
Raven Ultra Fine Embossing Powder
Distress Oxide Ink (Broken China, Frayed Burlap, Iced Spruce, Worn Lipstick, Seedless Preserves, Antique Linen)
Double Sided Adhesive Tape by Maymay Made It
Flowers cut from the Just Married Echo Park Double-Sided Paper