Glitter and shine….sometimes it is fun to add a little sparkle to a card! Today I used some Glitter Cardstock to make an ultra girly card. I used glitter cardstock as the bottom layer on my blooms, flower centers and sentiment. I created this card to be part of Altenew’s Educator Instagram Hop and we’d love for you to “hop” along with us. You can start at @altenewllc and my IG hande is: karens_mini. Hope to see you!
I started by creating my own color palette with watercolors. I took two full sheets of 9 x 12″ watercolor paper, taped them to hardboard panels and then applied watercolors (3 pinks, 2 yellows, 2 oranges and 4 greens) with Altenew’s 36 Pan Watercolor Set and an 18 Brush. I let the watercolor dry and then added a second layer for vibrant color. I let the panels dry overnight so they would die cut well.
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Die Cutting Floral Images From Acrylic Gelli Plate Prints
Recently, I spent a fun day making Acrylic Gel Press Monoprints and thought it would be fun to die-cut some of the images and make a few high contrast colorful birthday cards. I used my favorite Altenew Craft-A-Flower kit, Cosmos Layering Dies for each of my projects.
I sorted through my prints and selected bright colors that I thought would look nice on a card. The first print was loosely brayered with turquoise and brown acrylic ink. The flowers were die cut from three monoprint panels: orange/red/gold; olive/yellow/gold and the whitish elements were cut from panels where I brayered off ink in between prints, so they have more white areas. My sentiment is from an ancient labeler I had at the house.
I love the background on this next card! I put blue, yellow and olive on my press and then brayered gold over the Narrow Brick Stencil, which gives a beautiful textured look. I used the Rounded Rectangles Die Set to trim down my panel.
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Layered Floral Die-Cutting with Altenew’s Cosmos Kit
I am so excited to be participating in my first Altenew Educator Hop! I LOVE this month\’s Cosmos Craft-A-Flower Kit and wanted to create another bright springy card. Here is a LINK to my first card.
Mixed Media Background
I made a background using the recently released Narrow Brick Stencil. I mixed Texture Embossing Paste and Shimmer Spray which I then tinted with diluted purple Watercolor from the 36 pan set. I repeated this and added diluted pink watercolor to a second pile of embossing paste. I then ran this over the stencil in random locations. The two colors of brick are the same colors I used on the flowers.
Water Coloring Panels for Die-Cutting
On two panels of watercolor paper, I brushed on bold watercolors from the 36 pan set. I dried the panels and added a second layer so I had really saturated color. Here is a photo of the three panels I used to make this card.
Before I begin die-cutting I like to take a permanent pen and mark the layering dies with a #1 and #2 for each flower. It just takes just a minute but then it is so much easier to keep up with the little pieces. After I die cut, I also write the corresponding number on the back of the die-cut in pencil in case they get mixed up on my workspace.
These flowers are so easy to assemble and make such a gorgeous showy flower. I used liquid glue and foam tape to assemble my card. To finish, I added Tea Party Enamel Dots.
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Hello and welcome to Altenew\’s Craft A Flower Blog Hop and Release! I am so excited to be participating this month as we craft beautiful Cosmos die-cut flowers (Cosmos/Gradient Cardstock Bundle). I was very inspired by this release and I think you will be too! You can subscribe HERE so you don\’t miss a single set.
Let\’s get started! I used one of my favorite color combinations on this card. I began by watercoloring several panels of watercolor cardstock in pink, coral, orange and green. I put several colors on each panel so there would be a lot of variation in color which I think adds a lot of interest.I like that watercolor paper is a bit thicker and has more texture and makes a rich substantial diecut.
Next, I diecut the components of my card. These Cosmos dies cut very well and layered easily. Before I begin die-cutting I like to take a permanent pen and mark the layering dies with a #1 and #2 for each flower. It just takes just a minute but then it is so much easier to keep up with the little pieces. After I die cut, I also write the corresponding number on the back of the die-cut in pencil in case they get mixed up on my workspace. Be sure to save all the left over cardstock for next month\’s Craft-A-Flower.
I cut the Hello sentiment from black mirror cardstock which makes it really pop.
I used liquid glue to adhere the flowers but concentrated the glue in the middle with no glue at the outer edges so that I could slightly curl up the flower petals for some added dimension. I also did the same with the grassy leaves.
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