Hello Altenew friends, Norine here with you today with a couple of cards that use a variety of media for fun and interesting combinations.
I wanted to use a (before now) unopened roll of Painted Orchids Washi Tape and in the process, I incorporated some other at-hand supplies to complement.
Let’s get started!
I really love this complete wreath that is part of the design of this washi tape and I wanted to make a card that focused entirely on that.
Next, I used the Wonderful Wreath Stencil and some Misty Morning Crisp Dye Ink to create an indistinct wreath pattern on a piece of watercolor cardstock. I chose that kind of paper only because of the color. Also, I didn’t like the look of a stark white cardstock as much, and the choice of watercolor paper seemed richer and more subtle.
Then, I splattered the stenciled card front with watercolor paint from the Artists’ Watercolor 24 Pan Set and stamped a sentiment from the Just Jasmine Stamp Set and heat set with Platinum Embossing Powder. After that, I used some foam tape on the back of the fussy-cut wreath to adhere it to the card front and to allow it to stand out from the stenciled design. Next, I cropped the card front on all sides and matted it with a coordinating shade of cardstock.
For the second card, I incorporated the Cozy Flannel Cover Die. First, I watercolored over an A2-sized piece of watercolor paper with the Sea Shore shade of paint in the Artists’ Watercolor 24 Pan Set, using an uneven hand and applying more color in some spots and less color in others.
Once dry, I die-cut it with the Cozy Flannel Cover Die and applied a sheet of Press ‘N’ Seal over the top so that I could keep it intact after removing it from the die. Then, I applied spots of glue to the backside of the painted and die-cut watercolor paper, creating the random pattern you see here. I laid the die-cut cardstock onto another piece of watercolor paper and used a stylus to press out the portions of the die-cut I wanted to use.
After the pieces of the die-cut were glued in place, I splattered with more watercolor paint, darkening the shade slightly to match the darker leaves on the washi tape designs. I stamped another sentiment from the Just Jasmine Stamp Set, using Lagoon Ink. Then, I positioned several matching floral images onto the card front and adhered them with strong double-sided adhesive. Once again, I cropped the card front to allow a mat of coordinating cardstock to show.
Both of these cards are very straightforward, requiring little artistic effort, and just basic crafting skills. Plus some fun products, of course! I love the many beautiful Washi Tape Designs in the Altenew store that make cardmaking simple and easy. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!