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Good morning! Emily Midgett here today with a fairly simple card. My little boy has been sick this week, so I had to simplify my initial design for this card a bit. (That one involved lots of foam tape, die cuts, and sparkles. Maybe one day I will get a chance to remake it!) But, I thought this would be a good way to demonstrate that you don’t need much to make a pretty card when you’re using the Small Gang stamp and die set.

I started by stamping the main image from Small Gang onto some watercolor paper using Versafine, then heat embossing it in clear. I taped it securely to a cutting board, as I knew I would be using quite a bit of water on this panel and wanted ot prevent warping. I then used Prima Classics watercolors to create a cool, bright watercolor rainbow down the front. I love that by changing the warmth or coolness of the rainbow, as well as the intensity of the colors, you can create so many different looks! This card would look adorable in bright primary colors or pale pastels, too!

While my rainbow was drying, I did some die cutting. I love that the word dies in the coordinating die set¬†for Small Gang are the exact same size as the coordinating words in the stamp set. I die cut the “friends” and “gang” from some shimmery black paper 3x each and adhered them together using liquid adhesive, then adhered them to the appropriate spot on the sentiment panel (which was now dry). The effect emphasizes those words and accents them nicely, I think.

I trimmed the watercolored panel down and adhered it to some black card stock to help accent the black sentiment. The final step was to add some Rainbow Rhinestones to add some pretty sparkle to the card front.

Well, that’s all for me today! This card was fun (if quick) to create… I can’t wait to try this idea out on other stamp sets! Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a marvelous weekend!

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  1. Elaine Shryock says:

    Hope that little boy was better soon….mom did a great job with only a few tools! Thanks!!!