Friday is Canada Day! I thought this would be good way to finish off the month as a guest designer for Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps since KKS is made in Canada and Canada is where I live. Melanie is joyful on the Canadian Maple Leaf.
It all starts with a die. A couple months ago I spotted the Maple Leaf die in the clearance section of scrapbooking.com. Since there aren't a lot of Canadian related stamps or dies. I picked it up with a big smile.
I cut the leaf from red cardstock. I decided I wanted to have a round card, so I found the circle die that fit around the leaf. I cut one circle..
.. and another with a fold which I glued to the full circle to be the back of the card.
I stamped Melanie on watercolour paper with Memento ink and painted her with Distress Ink and a waterbrush. Since I wanted to have the card be Canada in general, I only painted Melanie and not her Toronto background. I added a touch of Wink of Stella on her purse.
Watercolouring with Distress Ink: smush the ink pad on the plastic (or silicone) work surface and then use the waterbrush to add water or pick up the colour. It cleans up with a wet wipe.
I cut Celebrate from copper Glitterstock. I cut an additional two from white cardstock so I could join them together.
I used the Xyron to add adhesive to all three then stacked them together leaving the stack on the release paper. This gives the word a bit of dimension and stability.
I fussy cut Melanie. I used foam mounting tape on Melanie to give her dimension and curved Celebrate along the bottom of the card.
Happy Canada Day to all!
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