Friday, 10 February 2017

Card using Vintage Leaf Die

Hi! I am here with some inspiration for you using the new Vintage Leaf dies by Nagashri Arts. I loved these dies the moment I saw them since they are so dainty and graceful.

For my first card I wanted a very soft, natural look. Here is the card I made.

I started with a kraft card base. I placed my stencil on top and used a stencil brush to apply the Dark Garnet distress ink. This is a technique that Jennifer McGuire had demonstrated in one of her videos. You can find the link here. This gives a very soft coloring that looks gorgeous. The stencil I used is the Texture Mesh by Memory Box. I die cut several branches using the Vintage Leaf Die from Kraft Color Card Stock. I colored them using the same technique and the Amazon Trails distress ink.

After my coloring was done I arranged the die cuts on my card base and glued only the centers. I turned up the leaves slightly for added dimension. I glued some pink flower shaped sequins randomly and added black seed beads to the centers. Here is a closer look at the card.

I finished the card by stamping and heat embossing the sentiment from the Just For You set by Lia Griffiths for Hero Arts on a piece of black paper. I used a pale pink EP by Wow! to match the flowers. For my second card, I wanted a more dramatic look. Here is my card.

I started with a scrap of water color paper, gold acrylic paint, stencil sponges and Camlin photo inks.

I tried the Faux Mother of Pearl technique by the super talented Loll Thompson. I love her work and have been wanting to try this technique for a long time. Here is a link to her excellent video.

I started by smooshing some gold acrylic paint on the watercolor paper with a piece of scrunched aluminum foil. After the paint was dry, I applied yellow, green and blue inks with the stencil sponges. The result was a rich, multicolored panel that I cut to size. Here is a closer look at the panel.