Hi everyone, today I’m on the Lindy’s Blog with a superfun, quick and easy card project. Let’s get started!
Today my card base will be round: I created this base easily by die cutting a square crème colored card base with my largest circle die. Just pay attention that the die sticks out a little on the top and you card fold is also on the top!
I also die cut a separate circle shape from watercolor paper. This circle shape is two sizes smaller than my circle shaped card base.
On the separate circle shape I want to create a fairly dark but subtle background to apply my modeling paste over later on. For this I applied several layers of sprays in Lindy’s Stamp Gang I’m Late, I’m Late Slate and T-Bird Turquoise, drying with my heat tool between each layer. Add splatters with both of these colors as well when your background is dark enough.
Next I applied some The Crafter’s Workshop Modeling Paste over a The Crafters Workshop stencil (TCW678s) using a palette knife and set aside to dry. I also found a piece of matching lace in my stash and colored it with the same green spray that I used on my background.
Next I die cut a slightly larger circle shape from matching grey card stock and adhered both circle shapes together using liquid glue. I wrapped the lace around these combined panels and adhered on the back using regular tape (and attached staples later on).
For my focal point I stamped one of the images from the Pink Ink Designs stamp set called Sea Nymphs onto Strathmore Bristol Smooth Surface paper using Versafine Onyx Black Ink and I heat embossed over the ink using Lindy’s Stamp Gang Clearly Clear Embossing Powder. This way my stamped lines stay black and crisp. Than I fussy cut my image leaving a small border.
This image isn’t too detailed so colouring is very quick and easy: for the orange parts I used Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magical in Hag’s Wart Orange, for the green I used Luscious Lime, for the skin and hair I used Lindy’s Stamp Gang Squirts in Canadian Bacon Blush and Hockey Puck Black, in combination with water and a small brush. When the coloring is done I added some details back in using a white gel pen, and to add some fun sparkle I applied some Stickles in the color Diamond over the wings with a brush (wash the brush afterwards because these Stickles act like a glue).
Now that I know what my focal point looks like I felt that my background needed some orange splatters, these I applied with a brush, using the left over paint that I used for the sea horse.
Time to put my card project together: I adhered the combined circle shapes with the lace onto my circle shaped card base using one millimetre thick foam tape. Than I adhered the colored image on top also using one millimetre foam tape, when the image sticks out of the lace I added two layers, to make the image level. And as my finishing touch I adhered some sparkling clear sequins in different sizes to my project for some fun added detail!
And that is it for today’s fun, quick and easy card project! I wish you a creative day!
Lindy’s Stamp Gang products used on this project:
- Embossing Powder: Clearly Clear