While this isn’t a tutorial, I did want to share my latest two cards I created today after attending a wonderful workshop by Aditi Mahajan. She is a great teacher and queen of color! She has pushed me to explore new color combinations where I dared to never go before! Below, you’ll find the Altenew products I used to create this slimline and A2 size cards. Love & Hugs – Linda
Hey there! I’m so glad you’re here! Today is all about the “happy”. Grab your paper, your sprays, and dies! Join me for a bit of sunshine crafting!
Name That Spray
What mood or emotion do you want to evoke? From passionate pinks to soothing blues, I was long over due for some joy. Using thick, bright white card stock, I grabbed my homemade Metallic White Pearl formula and combined it with the Tim Holtz Mustard Seed Distress Spray Stain to get the beautiful, sunshine happy backdrop you see above. You’ve seen all those wonderful metallic pearl sprays but how many do you actually own? They aren’t exactly cheap and if you’re like me, they don’t last long. Time to make your own! Mix any color(s) of Blick Liquid Watercolor with Metallic Pearl and water to make any color you want! The best part after you find that perfect ratio is naming your new color spray!
GET IT TOGETHER
I added a nice mat to frame my backdrop so it would look clean and finished. Now to create the tone on tone flower. I combined Altenew’s Craft-A-Flower Cape Marguerite flower petals with the stem piece from Altenew’s Craft-A-Flower Snowdrops set to reimagine my happy card. I used Altenew’s Pure White Ink Spray first followed with a thick coat of my Metallic Pearl Spray on all the flower pieces before putting them together. You’ll really want a good heat tool for this. It’s a great way to naturally curl your petals while speeding up the drying time.
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I highly recommend using Nuvo glue to give you time to move your pieces exactly where you want them to be. Once the flower was put together, it needed a perfect finish to it’s center so I used Nuvo Vintage Drops to lay down coordinating matte black. And for the sentiment, I used Simon Says Stamp Word Mix 2 Stamp and Die set with sticky ink and Altenew’s Fine White Embossing Powder to create a bunch of tags. This set is a great way to get multiple sentiments quickly and Altenew’s fine powder gives you amazingly detailed, crisp results you’ll love.
Box It Up
I decided to change things up and make my first ever, slimline box to hold my card. I wanted it to have a fun, country free feel so I used wood grain, heavy weight paper to make the lid and a coordinating black base for the slimline card to fit in. Yellow baker’s twine and a hole punched sentiment was the perfect fit to tie it all together. May your day, and every day, be filled with beautiful joy and happiness.