Evening, lovely blog visiting peeps, I hope you’re all well. I’ve got a birthday card to show you tonight.
This card was inspired by two of my crafting sheroes; Leandra ‘PaperArtsy’ Franich & Linda ‘Yours Artfully’ Brown. Leandra & Lin are well known to any UK crafter who attended the craft shows, their stand is always crowded with people eager to see the new techniques they always seem to come up with. PaperArtsy products are amazing; cool stamps, the brilliant Fresco Finish paints to name just two.
Lin has retired from her shop, but she is still teaches classes at the Bead Scene in Pottersbury, outside Milton Keynes & she demonstrates fantastic techniques on her blog. My card was inspired by THIS post.
I embossed a piece of black cardstock – see the crease? Caused by the Big Shot. Love it. Then I mixed FF Chocolate Pudding & Beach Hut paints & layered the paint onto the card with a piece of cut & dry foam. I added lots of paint, drying after each layer, the card got really textured & almost metallic to the touch.
I added more Beach Hut & then the Treasure Gold, which is wonderful. The photos do not do it justice, it adds the most amazing sheen to virtually any surface. If you don’t have it in your stash, you NEED it. And it comes in gorgeous colours. I only have Spanish Topaz at the moment, but I’m saving my pennies to buy more.
The hinges were cut from a PaperArtsy die & painted as per the black cardstock.
And here’s the finished card, I’m really pleased with how it turned out.
Thanks for looking, until next time,
Love & light