You Color My World

Good morning! How many card makers also love to paint? Sharon here and I do like to dabble with water colors. My hubby also paints so this card is a perfect Father’s Day card.

I’m using a number of colors of Pop-Tone Cardstock for this card. As well as Neenah Classic Crest Solar White in both 80lb and 110lb.

The pallet is diecut using Spellbinder’s Painter’s Pallet from 80lb Classic Crest Solar White. white card is great because you can use any color on it. To give it texture I am running it through a woodgrain embossing folder.

Then using a light touch with a brush I blend Old Paper Distress Ink across all of the surface. I highlight the grain Vintage Photo Distress ink by light rubbing the ink pad across the raised sections

Putting this to one side, I move on to the background.

Using the same card as the pallet I cut a piece 5.75×6.75in. Using Blueprint Sketch, Festive Berries and Mowed Lawn along with some stamps from Altenew’s An Artist collection I stamped splodges onto the cardstock.

I use myCopic Markers to add more color to these and I add NuVo Crystal Glaze to give a shine.

The paint splodges are next. All cut from Lemon Drop, Gum Drop Green, Grape Jelly, Pink Lemonade, Wild Cherry and Tangy Orange Pop-Tone Card Stock

After gluing these onto the pallet I cover them in crystal glaze. Again to make them shine but also to give them a raised look so the actually look like paint.

while the glaze dries I make up the remaining components for the pallet. The paint brush is cut from Hot Fudge Pop-Tone. along with some silver mirror card. I added the ‘dripped paint’ by partially die cutting the brush again. Using Neenah Solar White, Grape Jelly and some silver mirror for my paint tube.

The card needs a sentiment so I stamped and heat embossed one of the sentences from the Altenew stamp set on to Black Licorice Pop Tone.

Adhering this onto The Solar White Cardstock to make it stand out on the pallet.

My A7 cardbase is Neenah Solar White 110lb and matted with Hot Fudge Cardstock, I then add my top layer. I use wet glue on both of these as I want a flat base. I am using foam squares to adhere my pallet, paint brush, paint tube and sentiment.

You can see the shine I have on the splodges here

Oh yes some scribbles on the paint tube represent the make and color of the paint.

I hope this has given you some inspiration for making cards for your crafty friends!

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