This time I've used my Simon Says Stamp February card kit again. This is the first time I've ever used Gelatos....and I love them! In this video I'll show you how I used them on the card. I don't know if this is the correct way to go, but I just used the gold Gelato as if it was watercolor in a stick!
I started with the piece of watercolor paper that was included in the kit and stamped the sentiment in the bottom right hand corner with my embossing ink and covered it with the Simon Says Stamp clear embossing powder from the kit. After the powder was heat set, I used a paintbrush (from the kit) and regular water and covered the cardstock where I wanted the Gelato to show. Then I took my Gelato directly to the paper and smeared some color over the water. I used more water and my paintbrush to color the paper, but it wasn't giving me the look I wanted. So I tried again...but a little differently this time. I smeared more Gelato onto my paper, but this time I just used my finger to smooth out the color. The sentiment popped out a lot better with this technique!
It was hard to capture on camera, but the shimmer from the Gelato really is gorgeous!
I wanted to accent the left side of the card, so I used some of the patterned papers and a postage stamp die from Spellbinders. The cutouts are a little bigger than an actual postage stamp, but I thought they'd work! I stamped two of the pieces with hearts and the other two with tiny sentiments from the stamp set in embossing ink. I used Recollections gold fine detail embossing powder and adhered them with tape runner adhesive.
I was going to adhere the piece straight to the cardstock, but I thought instead I would trim off 1/8" from the top and left side of the watercolor piece and use foam squares to pop up the panel onto a top folding Neenah card.
Here's the video:
Only one more week until Valentine's Day! I hope you are all busy sending out your Valentine's! See you soon!