Hey friends! It’s Victoria and I am back with a fun gamer themed card using the Suited and Booted Stamp Set from the April 2020 Subscription Box! This card is really easy to create and perfect for the gamer in your life.

To get started, you will need:

  • 4.25 x 5.5 inch white card base
  • 4.25 x 5.5 inch white card stock panel (or watercolor panel)
  • Coordinating stamping inks (water reactive such as dye ink) and/or watercolor paints
  • A strip of black card stock
  • White embossing powder
  • Suited and Booted Stamp Set

To begin, create a watercolor background using watercolor paints or stamping ink that is reactive to water (i.e. dye based inks) and a 4.25 x 5.5 inch watercolor panel (or heavy card stock panel). For this project, I am using dye inks by Catherine Pooler (Tiara, Lime Rickey, Aquatini, and Something Borrowed).

Using a paint brush, apply clean water to the watercolor panel, then apply your first color, starting with the lighter color at the top. Once the first color has set, apply the second color, this time using a slightly dark hue. Repeat this step until the entire panel is painted. Allow the panel to dry or speed up the drying time by using a heat tool.

Using the same stamping ink (or a similar color) to those applied to your panel, stamp each of the game controller stamps on a piece of white scrap card stock. Fussy cut each image and adhere the images as shown. For added interest, add dimensional foam to the back of each image, or alternate, adding foam to just some of the stamped images.

Using the “Happy Birthday” stamp from the Suited and Booted Stamp Set, create a stamped sentiment using clear embossing ink, black card stock, and white embossing power. Trim the sentiment and apply it to the card using dimensional foam for added interest.

You can create this card in minutes! Experiment with different color combinations and watercolor techniques! There are no limits!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! And before you go, tell us…do you like creating watercolor backgrounds on your card projects? Be sure to leave us a comment! Thanks for stopping by!