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Creating Three Cards with the DIY Papercrafting Kit | Blog Post with Tasha!

Hey Crafty People!

When I saw the gorgeous patterned paper and ink colours included in the DIY Papercraft Kit - Love Theme, straight away I wanted to create a pair of cards that were each the opposite of each other!

I really love to play with colour like this, and the papers and ink colours that are included are the perfect match for this kind of style!




Backgrounds


I chose my two papers and stencilled over the top of both of them, using the Bricks Stencil that is part of the kit and some clear, holographic glitter paste.


I didn't want to cover the whole background, and I didn't want the stencilling to be perfect; so I started towards the bottom corner and worked upwards & outwards, making sure to allow the paste to just trail off organically.


Then I needed to let these dry, so I set them aside and worked on my floral elements.


Painting With Ink!


I used the Tubbycraft Jet Black ink to stamp out two of the large blooms, two stems and two buds from Love Roses stamp set onto some Distress Watercolour paper; smooth side.

I was feeling much too impatient to leave this to dry naturally, so instead after a few minutes I grabbed my dual speed heat gun and heat set the ink on the lower setting, constantly keeping it moving, so as not to warp the paper.



I started with the red Rose and painted both the large bloom & the little bud using just the Imperial Red ink that was also part of the kit.

I always paint on my glass mat so that I can use the space around where I'm working as a giant palette. So I pressed the ink pad straight down onto the glass and then used a small amount of water to add colour to the Rose, one petal at a time.




I like to start by adding the deepest, most concentrated colour to the base of the petal, and anywhere that there would be a shadow; then I use more water with the ink, to get lighter shades as I moved up the petal.


You need to make sure that when you go to paint a petal, there are no other wet areas touching it or your pigment will spread in directions you don't want it to.

I grabbed Olive Green Dye Ink and Lawn Green Dye Ink to do the stem and leaves.



I followed the exact same process whilst painting the other flower, but this time I used the Lead Grey ink as my watercolour medium to give me that grey scale Rose that I was looking for.

I'm super happy with how they both turned out! The Tubby Craft inks are really a joy to paint with, so if you've never tried it before then please give it a go!






If you do, don't forget to tag us so that we can see your projects! You can tag @Tubbycraft and @handmadebytasha we absolutely love to see what you've all been making!


Assembling The Cards



I fussy cut all of my painted elements, once they were fully dry and then stamped one of the sentiments from the set on some Neenah Solar White 80lb and trimmed this down to a neat strip.

I used a 4.25 x 5.5 inch rectangle die to cut my backgrounds down to size; this ensures that my panel will be the correct size, but it also means that I get to choose the exact part of it to use which is perfect.


I popped my flowers and sentiment up on some foam tape to give me lots of dimension.

That finished both cards off!



Super Quick Cardmaking!

The patterned paper that comes with the card kit has so many beautiful designs, but when I saw this floral one I knew that it was perfect for an instant background!

I just added a die cut sentiment from plain Neenah cardstock & vellum and some white Nuvo Drops!

Simple, quick and easy!





Stay safe, stay healthy and stay crafty, my friends!

Byeee!

Handmade By Tasha

@handmadebytasha13

DIY Papercraft Kit - Love Theme

Olive Green Dye Ink


Lawn Green Dye Ink

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