Apothecary Art Designer Cut Birthday Card

Apothecary Art

Stampin' Up! Apothecary Art card

Apothecary Art I totally love this set (do you notice I am stuck on a roll with it)… and isn’t the cardstock awesome?!  The Stampin’ Up! Occasions Mini Catalog has a new card and envelopes set ‘Designer Cuts‘ which features four each of two stunning laser cut vanilla cards.  My TOTAL favorite is this lacy bottom… I sponged it with Crumb Cake ink to give it an antique look.

I did a video here on how to watercolor which will show you my watercolor techniques.  I used the Watercolor Wonder crayons and a blender pen.  I usually use the Aquapainters with the crayons, but I wanted more controlled coloring on the fine details.

I have included the sets and accessories that I have used:

Apothecary Art Set (wood #125525, clear #125527); Loving Thoughts (wood #125843, clear #125845)
Designer Cuts‘ Cards & Envelope Set #125414; Rose Red cardstock #102544
Black StazOn #101406; Watercolor Wonder Crayons (Subtles & Neutrals)
Jewels – Basic Pearls #119247; Crochet Trim ‘Victoria’ #118481
Labels Collection‘ Framelits Dies #125598, Sizzix Big Shot (with multipurpose drawer)

This is one of the FREE cards you receive from my for your online order this month… so, how did I do?

Apothecary Art Card

Stampin' Up! Apothacary Art Card

Stampin' Up! Apothacary Art Card

UPDATE:  I have added a video on how I did the watercolor techniques:
Parts appear blurry, but close ups are clear

Stampin' Up! Apothecary Art Detail1

I just *love* the new Occasions Mini Catalog set ‘Apothecary Art’ (wood: #125525, clear: #125527) that so perfectly coordinates with our new Sizzix Framelits die set called ‘Labels Collection’ for the Big Shot.  If you have been holding out getting a Big Shot, I think the new Framelits dies are going to be what finally pushes you over the edge, LOL!

This is one of the cards that is part of my new online order gift… read all about your purchase gifts here.  The card is ‘Not Quite Navy’ cardstock, the image is stamped in Black StazOn and colored in with the Watercolor Wonder Crayons and a blender pen (which is a change for me, I usually use the Aquapainters, but this time I wanted a more ‘controlled’ watercolor look).  The layer in the middle is Soft Suede and the flowers in the focal image were shaded (outside) with the Soft Suede Watercolor Crayon (from the Neutrals collection).

Other accessories I used are:  Basic Pearls (#119247), ‘Victoria‘ (#118481) Crochet Trim ribbon, (new) Twitterpated Designer Buttons (from the Occasions Mini Catalog).  Other Sizzix accessories are the Embossing Folders:  Elegant Lines #119277 and Square Lattice #119976.

CLICK HERE for 'Labels Collection' Sizzix Framelits Dies Okay, be honest… what do you think?