Hello Everyone! It’s Lindsay from the DT here with you today, and I am so excited to be sharing a video tutorial with you all today. I would consider my style to be very CAS and sometimes I need to get creative and find different ways to add interest to my cards without adding a lot of bulk. So today, I wanted to share one way to make your cards a little more interesting and fun without adding those extra layers! You can watch the video tutorial below for all the details.

Because I wanted to watercolor my stamped images I cut down a piece of watercolor paper to 4″ x 5.25″. Using my stamp positioner I stamped the pear image from the “Sun-Ripened Pear” stamp set with Versafine Onyx Black Ink and then heat embossed with clear embossing powder. This creates a well for my watercolor and allows me to control the water a bit better. To color in my stamped pear I used my Sakura Koi Sketchbox watercolors.

Once my images and paper had dried I moved onto die cutting. Directly below the pear I used the banner die from the Fancy Labels 3 Die Set to cut a banner shape into the panel. Then, after lining up the panel onto an A2 top folding card base I die cut the same banner into the card base as well to create an opening that you can see through to the inside of the card. To add my sentiment I used the “Big Wonderful” stamp set to stamp on the INSIDE of the card base the sentiment To A Wonderful Sister. I used my stamp positioner to be sure the word Wonderful was placed correctly and could be seen through the die cut opening.

To finish this card, I adhered the panel with double sided adhesive onto the A2 top folding card base, making sure the die cut openings were perfectly aligned.  Finally, I finished this card off with Ranger Enamel Accents in Black Tie and a few different scattering around the watercolored Pear.

Adding different elements like this die cut opening allow me to add some interest and surprises to my very CAS cards without adding any bulk, which make them perfect for mailing! I hope you all enjoyed the video tutorial on this technique and if you are interested in the supplies I used for this card, you can find them all linked up below! Until next time, Happy Crafting!!

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