Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Paint and Glimmer

I had fun doing this card. I always like to smear paint around on things. lol I think that this gives you a unique card that no one can copy exactly. It makes it your very own!

 Materials needed:
Acrylic paints, I used Cadmium Yellow, Cerulean Blue Hue, and Cadmium Red Deep Hue
Palette knife
Wild Wasabi card stock 4 1/4 x 5 1/2"
Lost Lagoon card stock 2 x 2 1/2"
Daffodil Delight card stock 2 1/4 x 2 3/4"
White card stock
Glimmer card stock 4 1/4 x 5 1/2" cut in half diagonally
Lost Lagoon ink
Silver patterned brad by Paper Studios
White and silver twine
Perfect Punches stamp set
Butterfly stamps
Stampin' Dimensionals

1. Squeeze a bit of 2 or 3 color of acrylic paints onto a palette or paper plate. Use the palette knife to swish the paints on to the white card stock, one color at a time. If you use blue and yellow, you will probably end up with some green strips on the card. Allow the paint time to dry completely. I let mine dry overnight.
**You can paint on a larger sheet and then cut it down to 4 x 5 1/4" when it is dry or you can paint on the exact size of card stock that you will use. I painted on a little bit larger piece and then I could cut off where I left too much white.

 You can do this several times to see which you like the best or you can make several cards with this idea.

2. Cut the glimmer paper in half, diagonally from tip to tip, as you see in the  picture.

 3.  Adhere the triangle of glimmer paper to the 4 1/4 x 5 1/2" piece of Wild Wasabi card stock.

4. After the painted card stock is completely dry, cut it to be 4 x 5 1/4." Adhere it to the top of the glimmer paper and card stock allowing edges of the papers to show.
5. Stamp your greeting on the small square of Lost Lagoon card stock in Lost Lagoon ink. Adhere this onto the yellow square. 
6. Punch a hole in the top left corner and add your brad.
7. Adhere this greeting piece to the top right corner of the card.

8. Wrap about 42" of twine that has a thread of silver running through it around the card 5 times. Adhere the twine to the back of the card.

 9. Stamp butterflies onto white card stock in Lost Lagoon ink. Cut out close to the wings. Apply Stampin' Dimensionals to the back of the butterflies and place on the bottom of the card.

 Adhere the card front to a white card stock back and add a note or greeting to the inside.

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