Good evening. Today I am sharing a set of quick and easy cards that I had to make in a hurry for a couple of friends this week. I used muted colours so that they were not too ‘girly’ for my male friends.
6 X 6 inch scalloped white card blanks, green card scraps for stamping
Mica Boss heat embossing powder
Mixed colour gilding flakes (silver, gold, copper)
Watercolour and sparkle pens
6 X 6 mandala stencil (Dutch Doobadoo?) and large soft brush
PVA pearls (copper)
Scalloped circle die
How to make them:
Flowerheads were stamped onto die cut green card with Versamark and heat embossed with Mica Boss powder. The embossed image remains sticky allowing you to apply gilding flakes, transfer foils or mica powders etc. I used mixed coloured gilding flakes for these.
Quickly coloured with water based media and sparkle pens. The embossed areas resist the colour so this can be done in minutes.
The backgrounds were really very quick too, each taking around 30 seconds. I used a large soft brush and Distress Ink through a mandala stencil. You don’t need to ink the middles as this will be covered up by the topper.
Flowerheads were mounted onto the card fronts with 3D foam for added dimension. Finished with PVA pearls.