Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Autumn Birthday Cards
Hello, my crafty friends. I'm posting today on the Creative Inspirations Paint blog. I'm still new enough at this that I get excited and nervous each time I post a project! Today, I have two birthday cards I made using Creative Inspirations Paint to share with you. They both use the same technique:
I started with a white cardstock base. I used some Studio Calico mists to add some color splatters to the stark white. Then, I stamped the Unity Stamp Co leaf stamps from the "Grateful Hearts" stamp set randomly on the paper. I used Close To My Heart inks in Olive, Barn Red, Autumn Terracotta, and Goldrush. The sentiment, from Close To My Heart, is stamped in Barn Red ink. I then chose paint colors that I thought would compliment the inks, and painted the leaves, using it more like a wash, just to get the shimmer. I used Creative Inspirations Paint in Rustic Red (on sale!), Green Olive, Pumpkin (on sale!), and Burnt Clay (on sale!).
Here's another angle of the first card to better show the shimmer...
I placed a few sparkles from my stash on the card, too, to add a little bling. This card was one of my husband's birthday cards last month. He loved it!
His sisters' birthday is a couple weeks after his, and we got together to celebrate them both. Here's the card I gave to her:
I used the exact same technique on this card, only stamping the random leaves a little differently, and using pearls instead of rhinestones. Don't you love the leaves in the background? That was our backyard about a month ago. All the leaves are gone now. :( Winter's coming.
Here's a view of the shimmer...
I LOVE this paint! If you haven't tried it yet, you need to treat yourself. With the sale colors, now's the perfect time!