Hello friends! I am popping in today with some easy project ideas. I have recently received some Paint & Create Cards from DCWV and I thought they were fun and worth sharing. These cards are 5″x7″ cards made out of watercolor paper. They already have pretty gold-foiled pattern on them and they come with a small watercolor palette, a brush and some white envelopes.
I have chosen to work with the “I Love You” and the flowers. To start, I first added a wash of water over the whole card. Then, I loosely painted a big heart around the “I Love You” word. The gold foil resisted the watercolor just like heat embossing. I love it! To finish, I added some white paint splatters over it.
For the flower card, I simply filled in the beautiful flowers with springy colors and it came out beautiful!
Some tips for working with these cards:
- Don’t add too much water because the paper would warp easily. You can also tape the four sides of your project with painter’s tape before you start painting
- If your project is already warped, wait for it to dry, then sandwich it with some printing paper and run it through your die cut machine. This is a trick I use very often and it will definitely flatten it out 🙂
That’s it for today. Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope you have a wonderful day!