Amazon Gift Card Holder Birthday Gift for Eric

We just celebrated my husband Eric’s birthday a couple days ago and this is one of the cards I made him. He always enjoys Amazon Gift Cards, so I made a gift card holder featuring the Stampin’ UP sets called “A Good Man” (cuz he IS!) 🙂 and “Friend Like You”.

Birthday card and Amazon Gift Card Holder for Eric featuring Stampin' Up! stamp sets: A Good Man and Friend Like You. Stamped on Watercolor paper and colored with Stampin' UP! watercolor pencils and Aqua Painter, by Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

 

The birthday card opens to reveal a small pocket inside perfect for a gift card!

 

Birthday card and Amazon Gift Card Holder for Eric featuring Stampin' Up! stamp sets: A Good Man and Friend Like You. Stamped on Watercolor paper and colored with Stampin' UP! watercolor pencils and Aqua Painter, by Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

 

You can find these 2 Stampin’ UP! sets here:

  • Friend Like You, page 124, 2019 Annual Stampin’ Up! catalog or online: #149237
  • A Good Man, page 147, 2019 Annual Stampin’ UP! catalog or online #149270

You’ll find all of the other card making supplies in my Stampin’ UP! online store HERE or by clicking any of the product photos at the bottom of this blog post.

Birthday card and Amazon Gift Card Holder for Eric featuring Stampin' Up! stamp sets: A Good Man and Friend Like You. Stamped on Watercolor paper and colored with Stampin' UP! watercolor pencils and Aqua Painter, by Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

Birthday card and Amazon Gift Card Holder for Eric featuring Stampin' Up! stamp sets: A Good Man and Friend Like You. Stamped on Watercolor paper and colored with Stampin' UP! watercolor pencils and Aqua Painter, by Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

 

How I made it:

  1. Cut a piece of watercolor paper to approx 3″ x 4″ (size doesn’t really matter too much)
  2. Stamp the “man relaxing in the beach chair” image in Staz On Ink on the watercolor paper
  3. Mask the man and stamp the palm trees in Soft Suede, Old Olive and Granny Apple Green, spritz with water
  4. Color the man image with Watercolor Pencils, blend with water in an Aqua Painter
  5. Scribble some yellow, brown and gray watercolor pencils for the “sand” and blend with water in an Aqua Painter
  6. When Dry, use an Early Espresso Stampin’ Write marker and draw some details on the palm tree trunks
  7. Cut a top fold Balmy Blue card base (4-1/4″ x 11″ folded in 1/2)
  8. Layer a piece of striped paper from the Come Sail Away DSP package on top of the base card (I cut it at 4″ x 5-1/2″)
  9. Sponge some Balmy Blue ink on the watercolored image for the sky
  10. Add watercolor paper piece to card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  11. Stamp “It’s Your Day” with Granny Apple Green ink on Whisper White cardstock, punch with 1″ circle punch and layer onto a Granny Apple Green 1-1/8″ scalloped Circle punch. Add to card with dimensionals.
  12. Add a scrap (about 4-1/4″ x 2″) of DSP to the inside, secure with Tear n Tape ONLY on 3 sides (leaving top open), for the gift card.
  13. Stamp greetings from “A Friend LIke You” in Balmy Blue on a die cut Stitched Nested Label die and adhere to pocket.

 

Birthday card and Amazon Gift Card Holder for Eric featuring Stampin' Up! stamp sets: A Good Man and Friend Like You. Stamped on Watercolor paper and colored with Stampin' UP! watercolor pencils and Aqua Painter, by Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

 

A few years ago, my friend Cindee told me that her hubby doesn’t just celebrate a birthday… it’s a Birth MONTH… so we decided that we could at least celebrate for about a week  🙂  We enjoyed several lovely dinners out over the last week, a baseball game, bowling tournament, relaxing at home, and of course loved having Jason home with us!!  I miss him and love it when he spends time with us!

Celebrating Eric's birthday July 2019.

 

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Humming Bird & Hibiscus Watercolor Card

 

Humming Along Stampin' UP! set card idea, featuring watercolored hummingbird and hibiscus flower by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

Can you believe this gorgeous hummingbird and hibiscus stamp set is on the RETIRING Stamp Set list!?  I love this set and had so much fun coloring the images!!  I gold embossed the outline images and then watercolored with Stampin’ Up! ink and an Aqua Painter.  Find the RETIRING Humming Along stamp set HERE.

 

Humming Along Stampin' UP! set card idea, featuring watercolored hummingbird and hibiscus flower by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

This is a super easy way to watercolor.. just “smoosh” clear blocks onto the ink pads of your choice, then use the Aqua Painter to pick up the color and apply to the watercolor paper.

How to Watercolor the Hibiscus flower on my Stampin' UP! Humming Along bundle and Beach Happy stamp set card with Seaside embossing folder background. Watercolored card idea by Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

 

Just play with the color… keep layering the color until you like the result.  Let it dry just a bit between colors if you don’t want them to blend too much.

 

Humming Along Stampin' UP! set card idea, featuring watercolored and gold embossed hummingbird and hibiscus flower by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

2019-2021 In Color Sneak Peeks:

I used the NEW In Color Terracotta Tile ink to stamp Happy Birthday on the card above, and added the watercolored image to a top fold Grapefruit Grove card base. 

With Sympathy and the Happy Birthday greetings are from the Better Together stamp set here.

I stamped the sympathy image with the NEW In Color Pretty Peacock on the card below, and layered it onto a top fold Call Me Clover card base.

 

Humming Along Stampin' UP! set card idea, featuring watercolored hummingbird and hibiscus flower by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

I added some Glitter Enamel dots to each card.. I wasn’t sure if they really needed it.. but the glitter enamel dots really never hurt 🙂

 

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Rainbow Butterfly Card

Now that the Amazingly popular Butterfly Duet punch is back in stock, I wanted to share a lovely Rainbow Butterfly card I created at and all day Stampin’ UP! crafting retreat in February!

Stampin' UP! Butterfly Duet punch card idea featuring watercolor rainbow background. www.PattyStamps.com

 

Kurstan hosted the retreat and taught us now to create a rainbow background to punch the butterfly duet punch pieces from!! SO COOL!

Stampin' UP! Butterfly Duet punch card idea featuring watercolor rainbow background. www.PattyStamps.com

 

We simply used a clear envelope for our watercolor palette, but you can use a clear block, a plastic lid or a real palette.  We dropped drops of 7 different reinkers onto the plastic.  Wet your strip of watercolor paper, then use an Aqua Painter to pick up the 7 colors and paint stripes of color in a rainbow pattern onto the wet watercolor paper. Be sure to allow the adjoining colors to mix a bit for gorgeous combinations of color.

 

Stampin' UP! Butterfly Duet punch card idea featuring watercolor rainbow background. www.PattyStamps.com

 

After the watercolor paper is thoroughly dry, use the Butterfly Duet punch to punch out several butterflies.  Each one will be unique and different. Arrange them onto your card as desired, popped up on Stampin’ Dimensionals. We created a 4-1/4″ square card with Thick Whisper White cardstock.

 

Stampin' UP! all day crafting retreat with Kurstan, February 2019. www.PattyStamps.com

 

Our crafting retreat day was awesome.. about 12 hours of stamping, visiting, crafting, eating, making new friends and learning new tips and techniques!  Click here for info on Kurstan’s next San Francisco Bay Area all day retreat.

 

Stampin' UP! Butterfly Duet punch card idea featuring watercolor rainbow background. www.PattyStamps.com

 

I used Wink of Stella on each butterfly to make them shimmery.. probably difficult to see in the photo, but so pretty in person!! The little floral Gingham Gala flower sequins also add a sweet touch of shimmer to the card!!  The polkadot pattern is from the (now retired) Sale-a-Bration Botanical Butterfly paper, but you could use any background paper you have on hand if you are out of the Botanical Butterfly paper.   I Just Adore you is stamped in black on a die cut circle, and is found in the Incredible Like You stamp set #148708

 

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Florentine Lattice Background for Petal Palette cards

I really wanted to try a garden lattice effect with the Florentine Thinlit die, so I die cut it in Whisper White cardstock and layered it over 2 different patterns from the Garden Impressions designer paper from Stampin’ Up!.  I added watercolor die cut roses from the Petal Palette stamp set – they look like the climbing roses on a trellis in my garden!  (I just noticed that the Florentine die is on LOW inventory... don’t delay if you want to order one!)

Stampin' UP! Florentine Thinlit die - perfect lattice background for the watercolored Petal Palette flowers on my handmade card. By Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

 

Card Supplies shown below:

  • die cut Florentine thinlit die #149052
  • Garden Impressions designer paper #146289
  • Stamped and watercolored Petal Palette roses #145788

 

Stampin' UP! Florentine Thinlit die - perfect lattice background for the watercolored Petal Palette flowers on my handmade card. By Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

 

The flowers are stamped with StazOn ink onto watercolor paper and watercolored with Stampin’ UP! ink.  I colored them with a watercolor brush dipped onto a clear block that I smooshed into the following ink pad colors: Poppy Parade, Calypso Coral, Mango Melody, Call my Clover, Granny Apple Green and Cajun Craze.

I experimented with several different patterns from the Garden Impressions designer 6×6 paper stack behind the lattice Florentine die cut piece and the 2 in my blog post today are my 2 favorites. 

Stampin' UP! Florentine Thinlit die - perfect lattice background for the watercolored Petal Palette flowers on my handmade card. By Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

 

I love the sentiment above, as I feel it’s perfect for this card.  It’s stamped in Calypso Coral ink on a Stitched Circle die cut and it’s from the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set.  The Base card is Mango Melody, because I thought it looked nice with the Garden Impressions designer paper.

Stampin' UP! Florentine Thinlit die - perfect lattice background for the watercolored Petal Palette flowers on my handmade card. By Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

Find the Florentine Thinlit die cut in my online Stampin’ Up! store here.  You can die cut the flowers with the Petals and More Thinlit dies, #145655

Stampin' UP! Florentine Thinlit die - perfect lattice background for the watercolored Petal Palette flowers on my handmade card. By Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

 

For the Thank you From the Heart sentiment above, I combined 2 stamps from the Petal Palette set onto one die cut tag (from the Humming Along framelits) and added an Epoxy Heart that I colored with my Dark Calypso Coral Stampin’ Blend marker.  The base card is Call Me Clover cardstock.

 

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Happy Easter Stampin’ Up! Card Idea

Stampin' Up! Fable Friends Peter Rabbit Easter card idea with Hello Cupcake Sale-a-Bration set. www.PattyStamps.com

 

Short and Sweet today… I hope you enjoy this adorable Happy Easter Card Idea featuring the Stampin’ UP! Fable Friends stamp set!!  Cindee and I created this card at her house last week and we watercolored the cute little “Peter Rabbit” bunny after stamping him on watercolor paper.  He is sitting in a cupcake from the Sale-a-Bration Hello Cupcake stamp set – still available through 3-31-19 as your free gift!

 

Stampin' Up! Fable Friends Peter Rabbit Easter card idea with Hello Cupcake Sale-a-Bration set. www.PattyStamps.com

 

The Granny Apple Green leaves are stamped and die cut with the Painted Seasons stamp set and Four Seasons framelits.  The stamp set is available as your free Sale-a-Bration gift choice and the framelits are available online here.  The other leaf pieces and the “happy” die cuts are from the Well Written words framelit set.  Easter is stamped and cut out by hand. It’s from the Fable Friend set.

Although you probably cannot see it in the photo, the white background is embossed with the Subtle embossing folder, and layered onto Bermuda Bay and then a Crumb Cake card base.

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No Line Watercoloring Teapot Card

No Line Watercoloring… have you tried it?  I recently tried it and made this Teapot card at Kurstan’s all day stamping retreat!!  I’ll admit it.. I was intimidated.. but I really do love how this watercolored Tea Together card turned out!

Stampin' UP! Tea Together stamp set with No Line Watercoloring Technique. Stampin' UP! Tea Time framelits available only during Sale-a-Bration 2019. www.PattyStamps.com

 

“No Line Watercoloring” basically means that you stamp the image in a super light color, rather than in black, and then you watercolor.  When you watercolor over the light outlines, they either just disappear, or, they just kind of fade into the image. The outline doesn’t stand out as it would if stamped in black.

Kurstan had each of us “smoosh” the Highland Heather and Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Spots onto a cello bag (with a Whisper White piece of cardstock inside) then use that as our palette for watercoloring.. what a super easy way to do this with a large group!! 

 

Stampin' UP! Tea Together stamp set with No Line Watercoloring Technique. Stampin' UP! Tea Time framelits available only during Sale-a-Bration 2019. www.PattyStamps.com

 

We stamped the images from the Tea Together stamp set #148779  in Highland Heather on watercolor paper, and then painted them in with our Aqua Painter.  I was not quite as happy with my teapot as I was with my flowers.. but it was a learning experience and I love my finished card.

 

Stampin' UP! Tea Together stamp set with No Line Watercoloring Technique. Stampin' UP! Tea Time framelits available only during Sale-a-Bration 2019. www.PattyStamps.com

 

I really did want to have time to do a video for you, but all but all 3 of us have been sick and I just haven’t had time to do a video.  If you want more info on No Line Watercoloring, you can search for some videos on YouTube.  I’ll try to do a video in April.

 

Stampin' UP! Tea Together stamp set with No Line Watercoloring Technique. Stampin' UP! Tea Time framelits available only during Sale-a-Bration 2019. www.PattyStamps.com

 

The Teapot and flowers were die cut with the Tea Time framelits – a free gift choice during Sale-a-Bration 2019! 

The die cut teapot and flowers were layered onto Highland Heather Gingham Gala paper, then onto polka dot paper from the Botanical Butterfly deisgner paper pack, then onto Basic Black cardstock and a folded Highland heather  base card.

 

Stampin' UP! Tea Together stamp set with No Line Watercoloring Technique. Stampin' UP! Tea Time framelits available only during Sale-a-Bration 2019. www.PattyStamps.com

 

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