Today, I'm revisiting the Clear and Simple Stamps "medallions" sets, and showing off a card set that was incredibly hard to photograph ;)
Here's my note to self for future projects: bright colors/high contrast projects look so much better in pictures. (but we both know that I'm in love with the soft colors, so....)
I created a set of embossed & watercolored card, that will be gifted to Sofia's main teacher at the end of the year. Nothing like getting a little ahead of the game... And, I was thrilled to find this little french greeting in the limited edition "celebrate" set. Awesome.
So, to create my card-fronts, I embossed the entire thing full of medallions (remember: throw on the embossing powder as you go!) Once everything was embossed, I gave the entire panel a wash in mint watercolors. I love the hazy imperfection of the watercolors!
My best tip for creating a card set like this: stamp and emboss an entire 8.5x11 inche sheet of paper. Once everything is embossed and painted, all you have to do is cut the sheet 4 ways and bam! the bulk of the work on 4 cards is done.
A pretty card set deserves a pretty packaging:
I had a few leftover banner flags once I cut into all of the card-front panels. I adhered one of those to the front of a clothespin, and added a flower from the "build-a-flower" die collection. The cards went into a simple glassine bag, and the fancy clothespin sealed the top.
I gave the flowers a bit of dimension with this simple trick:
Hope you liked it all! These designers are waiting for you with more inspiration: