Total Weight: 0.16045 lbs
The first thing that we will do is prepare our paper. We need an A2 base
in white cardstock. So, to make the base cut an 8-1/2″ x 11″ piece of
cardstock in the middle at the 5-1/2″ mark on the long side. Then take
one of those pieces and place on a paper scoring board and score in the
middle on the long edge at 4-1/4″. Now, you have a base!
For the other cuts:
On the top of the mixed media paper, rub the yellow Distress Oxide ink across the paper and then brush with a wide water brush. Dry with a heat tool.
Rub the orange Distress Oxide across the paper in the areas where the yellow ink is not, brush with a water brush and then dry.
On the bottom portion of the paper, drag the light blue Distress Oxide ink, brush with a wide water brush and dry. Then rub on some dark Distress Oxide ink and brush with a water brush.
Stamp the Heron and the sentiment in black in. Stamp the Tiny Lotus flowers in purple ink and again without re-inking for a variation in color. I like to stamp the flowers in groups of three, paying attention to odd numbers, even if I have to stamp off the card. Stamp the Tiny Leaves in green ink as well as the Tiny Seed Heads. Stamp the Tiny Koi in orange ink. Color in the flowers and fish in corresponding pencil colors.
Spray water on an embossing folder of your choice and lay over the stamping to oxide the design. Dry with a heat tool and repeat until you get the desired effect.
Glue stamped paper to a piece of black cardstock and then glue that to the card base.
To make the envelope, cut a piece of black cardstock to 8-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ and turn lay on the Scor-Pal in a diamond shape at the 6″ mark. Score at 3″ and 9″, rotate and score at 3-5/8″ and 8-3/8″. Clip the corners with scissors, fold and glue.