I wanted to keep this tutorial as simple as possible so that anyone at home could bring it all together using just a few techniques, while still making a colorful and textural impact – all in a tiny little card for Mother’s Day!
The POW! Black Glitter Paper is a wonderful product to work with. I trimmed it to fit my card front which was just a bit smaller than an A2 size card, made from Esse Pearlized card stock. I wanted to be sure everything was flush to the edges and even inked the edges of the paper to be sure there was no white peeking from behind.
For more detailed step by step instructions, be sure to watch the full video from my Youtube channel below:
I then focused on the watercolor piece. I first trimmed it so that there would be a near-half inch border of glitter paper surrounding it. Then, fixing it to a cutting board with glue dots to prevent warping, I began painting. I used feminine colors like purples and pinks with touches of blue, letting the water and pigment do its thing.
When I was happy with the watercolor wash, I decided to add some quick texture by throwing a handful of sea salt onto the paper. It’s my favorite way to add an organic element to whatever work of art I’m playing with, as it produces a very interesting reaction.
I then practiced my sentiment on a scrap of the black glitter paper to make sure I liked what I was doing – and to be sure the ink I was using would work well on the paper.
Once I was happy, I worked on writing “Mom” complete with flourishes inside a 2-inch circle that I die-cut using my Silhouette Portrait.
Assembly was quite easy. I used Tombow Mono Aqua Glue for the backing glitter paper, an ATG gun to adhere the watercolor paper, and more Tombow Mono to attach the circle sentiment.
I then finished it all off with a hand-drawn faux stitched border, using a Sharpie pen.