Hello Friends! Hannah here, from Fanciful Spaces. Today is a bittersweet day for me, it is my turn to say a fond farewell to you. My Design Team term is coming to an end for CutCardstock.
I cannot express what a dream it has been to be part of this team. I have been on many design teams, but none have offered the creative variety that this team has offered. I am in love with the card stock I have been using, and I am in love with the company. I love how much they give to their community. The quality of the paper they offer, along with the pricing, can not be beaten.
Do you remember the project I shared a couple of weeks ago? Today’s piece is a companion piece to it. I had wanted to create a third, however, life got away from me. I plan to finish the projects soon, and when I do I will send images to Niki, our Design Team Manager, and hopefully, she will share the completed set with you.
Because this my projects are companion pieces I kept a lot of the same paints and other products the same, to provide continuity. Where I started with an embroidery hoop for the wreath, this time I used a blank wooden panel that I found in my local big box retail craft store.
Once I had gently sanded any raw edges down I based it out with some inexpensive white acrylic paint. Then I painted it again with some CreativeFX Rose Gold Glaze by Vicki Boutin, I used this because it easily provided a close color to what I had wanted, however, any pinkish paint might have worked. This glaze needed two coats but it provided the perfect shiny sheen that I wanted.
I painted some of my stripes with Deco Art’s Gold paint, this was also the base for my wreath above.
It was necessary, in my mind, to introduce another white to this project, since I was going to use some white cardstock, so I painted some of my other stripes with Shimmery Goodness by The Crafter’s Workshop. White acrylic paint and a sealer would have provided a similar look, both would have needed multiple coats just like the Shimmery Goodness did.
Next, I created a pattern for some paper piecing, this was rather easy to do! I used freezer paper, placed it over my wood plank, and traced a pencil down the lines of the board. If you don’t have freezer paper, try printer paper, it should create a similar end product.
Using the freezer paper triangle as a pattern and a guide I cut four pieces of triangle paper out of my Classic Linen Card Stock. Two were larger, the size of my pattern paper, and two were smaller, concentrically shaped. I coated the edges of them with The Crafter’s Workshop Tacky-when-Dry Gel Medium and waited for that to dry.
The Classic Linen Card Stock in Gold Pearl and White Pearl offer such a lovely shine! I love the luminosity of it!
I had also used the same Tacky-when-Dry Gel Medium on the inner triangles of my board. Once all the gel medium was dried I covered it all with gold Gilding Flakes, the same I used on the wreath.
The paper was adhered using Score Tape! It is that easy!
The finished project is so shimmery and delightful! I love how it pairs with the wreath I had made previously!
To re-create this project my supply list is:
- Classic Linen Card Stock Gold Pearl
- Classic Linen Card Stock White Pearl
- Vicki Boutin Creativefx Rose Gold Glaze
- The Crafter’s Workshop Shimmery Goodness
- The Crafter’s Workshop Tacky-when-Dry Gel Medium
- Gold Paint
- Score Tape
I would like to take a moment to direct you to some of my favorite projects I have made using Cut Card Stock’s paper. I promise you’ll love the paper as much as I do!
One of my favorite projects were my altered book and rosettes. The Mirri Glitter Card Stock and Stardream Metallic Paper are AMAZING!
Of course I love glitter paper! So so much!
These envelopes are the project that convinced me to love the Basis Card Stock. I LOVE this paper!
It is my time to go now, again it has been my pleasure to be part of such an amazing team. I will always be a dedicated CutCardstock customer, the quality is just amazing and I love the selection they have!
Thank you so much for being such a special part of my life, it has been my goal to inspire you.
With all my love,