Sangria O'Clock

Hey everyone, Britney here! I am so excited to be on the Pawsome Stamps blog today featuring the Sangria Time set from this most recent May Release. I did a lot of experimenting with this card. It was kind of nice not to have a solid plan and to play around a little. 

I always like to start with my background first and I build up from there. I inked on two different pink purple colors. Lighter in the center and darker around the edges. Then I used a background stamp from my stash to add the darker of the three colors. I almost always use some rectangle stitched dies to cut the panel cardstock. You could also use a piece of fun patterned paper if you didn’t want to do all the inking. 

Then I had a wild hair to try to make the “Sangria part” out of Nuvo powders. So, I cut down some watercolor paper, wet it and dropped on Cherry Bomb and Violet Brocade. I sat that to the side to dry. Once it was completely dry, I stamped on the pitcher and glass. I cut around the liquid part to add to my main images after I completed coloring them. Basically, it would be stacked… pitcher image, Nuvo Sangria, and then the images of the fruit.

I used the Misti Stamping Tool and a Copic-friendly ink to stamp images onto a piece of Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock. Use your favorite color medium to color in the images. I prefer Copics usually. You can fussy cut the images or use the coordinating dies. Then I got another wild hair and thought it would be a cool idea to coat the entire pitcher and glass with Nuvo Crystal Glaze to hopefully make it actually appear as glass. I had to sit it to the side to completely dry. 

Stamping an image and sentiment on the inside finishes the card off nicely. It is easier to stamp an image and/or sentiment on the inside of the card before adhering the card panel to the base. The bulk of the foam tape can make it difficult to get a good impression using a Misti Stamping tool. I stamped the inside of the card using images from Sangria Time and a sentiment from XL Birthday Greetings setI used some liquid glue to adhere my background panel to the card base. I like to put the base under a couple of my Misti’s to help it lie flat. 

Once everything was dry, I laid out my images to get perfect placement and popped them up using foam tape. I finished off my images using a white gel pen to add some accents. I inked a scrap piece of cardstock with that same dark pink purple ink. Once it was dry, I prepped in and white heat embossed a sentiment. Then I cut it using a sentiment label die, however, this could easily be cut with a paper trimmer and scissors.


I hope you enjoyed today's card. Have a wonderful day and make sure to check out all the goodies in the Pawsome Stamps shop


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