You Had Me at Hello

Colored Cuttles?  Sure.  With a few watercolor crayons and an embossed image, you can doll things up with color.  To kick things off, I used Tempting Turquoise card stock, scored on the side.  I added some paper piercing to the corners.  A layer of Green Galore, embossed with Swiss Dots kicks out a textured banner.

Birds and Swirls dresses up the Whisper White card stock.  Using Stampin' Up!'s Watercolor Wonder Crayons, I added color to the raised images.  TIP:   Concentrate color toward the middle of the larger objects, otherwise you risk going over the edges. TIP:  A blender pen makes moving the color to the edges easy work and provides a watercolored finish.  I cropped out the main image and the two progressively larger Scalloped Circles using Nestabilities Circles.

The "hello" sentiment is from Fundamental Phrases.  I hail this stamps set as the "little black dress" of sentiments.  Pretty much everything you need.  I used Only Orange for the sentiment and popped it out with a Small Oval Punch, followed by a Large Oval Punch in Green Galore.  A couple Green Galore Brads give some polish and Stampin' Dimensionals wrap things up.  "You say 'good bye' and I say 'hello.'"

Hugs and Pretties . . . .Mary

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Stamp Sets:  Fundamental Phrases
Paper:  Tempting Turquoise, Green Galore, Gable Green
Ink:  Only Orange
Cool Tools:  Large and Small Oval Punches, Paper Piercer and Template (Crafter's Tool Kit), Cuttlebug, Nestabilities Circles
The Perfect Touch:  Green Galore Brads (Bold Brights), Blender Pen, Watercolor Wonder Crayons (Bold Brights), Stampin' Dimensionals, Cuttlebug Embossing Folders (Swiss Dots, Birds and Swirls)


  1. Hello…. this is gorgeous! Can’t wait to try it!

  2. Wow! I am totally in love with this card. 🙂

  3. Amanda Currier

    LOVE the colored background! I will definitely have to try that! Now I just need to get on the ball and buy some nesties!! 🙂 I got the CuttleBug last month so I’m getting there! LOL
    I love visiting your blog everyday!
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  4. So pretty!!! Mary, thank you for showing us how to duplicate this technique……what fun!

  5. Your card is beautiful! love these colors together! Thanks for the tip about using a blender pen. I’ve used an aqua pen, but there’s sometimes too much water….

  6. colleen kramer

    You had me at texture…love it!

  7. Okay…this card is too gorgeous! I’m going right to my craft room to try duplicating the technique. Thanks again.

  8. Sooo pretty! I love that stamp colored in and the colors you chose are stunning! {SMILES}

  9. This is absolutely beautiful! I love this card! Thanks for the great technique tips too!

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