27 March 2015

Cardmaking on a Budget

Here's a set of cards I created for Cardmaking, Stamping & Papercraft's cardmaking on a budget feature. Most of have a few tubes of paint lying around, so why not use them to make a unique, easy, and cost-effective feature for your cards and other paper projects? It's simply a matter of flicking a loaded paintbrush over a sheet of cardstock and allowing the paint to dry before applying the next colour. This is such an easy effect to achieve, and by experimenting with colours (paint and card) you can achieve a different look every time!

Card - Bazzill
Embellishments - Kaisercraft rhinestones, Kaisercraft pearls, ribbon, gold glitter, gold confetti starts, seed beads
Other - Dymo label maker and tape, Carl heart punch, Carl butterfly punch, acrylic paint, paintbrush

05 March 2015

Miss You

Faux watercolour is one of my favourite go-to techniques. I like that you get a different result every time you stamp the image. I love the painterly effect of the waterlogged ink. It's just a fun, easy way to make a card.

Step 1 - Ink your stamp with a water-based ink like Distress. Solid, less intricate designs work best.
Step 2 - Mist the inked stamp with water (use a spray bottle). The more water you use, the more dramatic the result.
Step 3 (optional) - Re-mist and stamp again to create 'generations'.

Stamps - Darkroom Door
Ink - Distress peeled paint, StazOn timber brown
Card - Bazzill
Embellishments - Kaisercraft pearls, Darkroom Door wordstrip, ribbon, lace
Other - stapler, acetate, water mister bottle, acrylic paint, paintbrush