peerless watercolors


Sweet little latté art bear is gazing right up from my coffee cup today! Can you relate to the sentiment? I’m very much a home-body and usually avoid crowds. LOL!

Cup and sentiment were stamped with Brilliance Graphite Black because:

  1. It’s bleedproof when dry

  2. It will dry on non-porous surfaces like vellum quite nicely

The little bear was stamped with Versafine Clair in Pinecone; in hindsight, I think I did that because I wanted him to have a brown edge where the watercolored “coffee” butted up against. All the watercoloring was done using my Peerless Watercolors; like Brilliance, once it is dry, Versafine Clair ink is bleed proof when using water-based coloring mediums.

Used my mini score board to create some embossed accent lines 1/2” from the long edge and the short edge of the card front, just for some additional interest.

The speech bubble was die cut twice so I could stamp and layer them together and have the hearts showing through the vellum, onto which the sentiment was stamped, using this little trick:

  • Stamp sentiment on vellum speech bubble die cut and set aside to dry (or speed set with heat gun)

  • Stamp hearts on white speech bubble die cut; mask off the little tail with a scrap of Post It Note then send face down through Xyron machine (I have a 2.5” Xyron from years ago and use it when the little 1.5” X machine is too narrow for an item). This will apply adhesive everywhere but the tail of the die cut; discard the mask after you retrieve the bubble from the Xyron machine.

  • Layer the vellum speech bubble over the white speech bubble; it should adhere nicely across all areas, minus the tail area. See?! •grin•

  • Apply foam tape to the back of the whole thing, then lift the tail portion so you can slip the edge of the coffee cup in, sandwiching it between the white card stock and the vellum. The white card stock is hidden behind the cup and the vellum sits on top, looking like a “steamy” speech bubble and none of the adhesive shows! See?! •monkey clapping•

Little things, people. Little things like that are what really get me excited when I’m makin’ a card… •chinkle•