You can never have enough cards. There's always a birthday to celebrate, someone to thank, someone to support or simply to say hello.
Here, I share 4 great cards you too can create, today. I love sharing techniques that can be quickly applied and duplicated. Here are the steps....
Gather your supplies.
Use Gelatos® Cotton Candy to create the background. Using a piece of 8x10.5 piece of mixed media paper, I colored the background, dipped my paint brush in water and spread the Gelatos®, being sure to create brush strokes on the page.
Repeat above by layering Gelatos® Blueberry, Boysenberry and Grape, respectively. Use same brush technique as above, being sure to dry between layers.
Cut into four equal rectangles, shoud be 4x5.25 each, to create card fronts.
Use stamps to add a few accents to card fronts. I used the Gelatos® Double Scoop Licorice to color onto my stamps. For two I stamped as is, for the other two I spritzed a little water onto the stamp before stamping.
Ink the edges of the card fronts and adhere card fronts to 4.24x5.5 card base. For each card, stamp and cut out a flower image.
For the first card, I colored the flower image using the Gelatos® Grape and a wet paint brush. Use the Gelatos® Double Scoop Licorice for the center. Dry, crumble and adhere flower to card. Add handwritten sentiment and doodle lines to complete.
For the second card, create a wash with the Gelatos® Cotton Candy, mix it with some Whipped Spackle and color the flower, creating dimension, texture and color.
For the center, add Whipped Spackle and color over with the Gelatos® Double Scoop Licorice. Adhere with a pop dot. Add handwritten sentiment and doodles to complete.
For the third card, spread Glass Bead Glitter Gel over flower image. For the center, add Glass Bead Glitter Gel and color over with Gelatos® Double Scoop Licorice.
Adhere with a pop dot. Add handwritten sentiment to complete.
For the fourth card, spread Glass Bead Glitter Gel over flower image. Take a wet paint brush, rub over the top of the Gelatos® Boysenberry and use to paint over the Glass Bead Glitter Gel to add color. Color directly on top with Gelatos® Boysenberry to create deeper color. For the center, add Glass Bead Glitter Gel and color over with Gelatos® Double Scoop Licorice.
Curl up edges of flower and adhere with a pop dot. Add handwritten sentiment and a doodled heart to complete.
Done and ready to send!
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and are excited to give this a try.
- Gelatos® Cotton Candy, Blueberry, Boysenberry, Grape
- Gelatos® Double Scoop® Licorice
- Whipped Spackle
- Glass Bead Glitter Gel
- Club Scrap Lattice Stamp
- Hero Arts Classic Bloom Stamp
- Stampin' Up Stamp
Embrace your art. Free your soul.
Currently, I host a weekly online art journal pajama party, as well as online workshops and on-site classes. I spend time creating daily and I encourage others to embrace their art daily, as well.
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