Thursday, July 28, 2016

3 Cards for Christmas in July

 




I have been totally binge watching YouTube craft shows.  Do you remember the Carol Duvall Show on DIY?  I loved that show, well, anyway, there was a Christmas Holiday Show & the guest demonstrated a background technique using Puffy paint & reinkers.
You place a large drop of Puffy paint in the middle of your cardstock & 1 drop of stamp pad reinker ink.  In my case it was Navy.  You take a brayer & roll out the paint/ink all over the cardstock.  Using your embossing heat tool you quickly dry the paint/ink.  The effect is supposed to be a foggy background from the dry Puffy paint. 
Of course I couldn’t find my brayer, so I used a sponge paint brush to spread the paint/ink over the cardstock & even though the effect didn’t quite look like it did on the TV show, I still liked the effect it gave the backgrounds to all 3 cards.

Because the paint is wet on paper the cardstock did warp a bit, but I think if I ironed the back of the card base it will straighten out.  Gluing it on an A2 card will probably straighten it out also.
Stamps I used:
Holiday Magic: On Dasher (A3445), Ice Skaters (F2280), Pine Forest (F3588), Sentiments Unmounted 3 (UMS7020
Happy Holidays: Getting the Tree (F3510), Pine Forest, Sentiments Unmounted 1 (UMS7018
Joy to the World: Holly Branch Sketch (G2632), Fiber Background (J2207), Sentiments Unmounted 3











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