I started with two wooden letters from Michaels. I coated them with Tombow and laid a piece of Watercolor Wonder DSP overtop. Once dried, I trimmed around the edges with a utility knife and then sanded around all edges with the Stampin' Up! sanding block to give it a blended look. The great thing about this block is that there is a big side and a smaller side, and the pieces of sandpaper can be removed - I did this to get into the crevices. Worked like a charm!
Next step was to do some 'faux stitching' around the edges with Crumb Cake Stampin' Write marker. I could have gone crazy, but I wanted to keep these simple for a couple of reasons; primarily to reduce temptation for them to pick stuff off! haha.
The wooden pieces are some of the fun new embellishments in the 2014 Occasions catalogue, Essentials Wooden Elements. I LOVE these little pieces. The circle is covered in Calypso Coral washi tape from the This & That suite, the banner is covered with Pool Party cardstock and sanded down, and the sweet little heart is just left raw!
I drew their names on the banners and added two small Candy Dots, et voila! Super quick and easy, but the boys just love them.
I used the colours from Color Throwdown this week, with some small substitutions since I didn't have Baja Breeze and Peach Parfait. I used: Pool Party, Crumb Cake, Island Indigo and Calypso Coral.
Paper: Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper, Pool Party cardstock
Ink: Crumb Cake Stampin' Write Marker, Island Indigo Stampin' Write Marker
Tools: Sanding System
Embellishments: This & That Washi Tape, Essentials Wooden Elements, Candy Dots
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