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Painted Card

“Acrylic paints are a staple in many crafters stash and they’re very useful if you need a card in a hurry. This painted card is very easy to create with just three complimentary colours. The result is a truly unique paint effect, perfect for any occasion.” - Sarah Jackman-Read

  • Papercraft
  • < 1 hour
  • Beginner

You will need:

  • A-Color Glossy Acrylic Paint 10 Colours
  • Pinkfresh Studio Hello With Botanicals Die Set
  • Prism Watercolour Card A5 Pad
  • White and black card
  • Pink gems
  • Die-cutting machine
  • Foam pads
  • Tissue paper

Method:

  • 1

    Cover your work surface with sheet of plastic or acetate then lay a piece of watercolour card on top. Choose three colours of paint.

  • 2

    Dot blobs of each colour across the top of the card. Trim a 4cm strip of watercolour card.

  • 3

    Place the strip of card just above the paint, hold it at an angle towards you then pull down the paint, moving it side to side slightly.

  • 4

    Take a piece of tissue paper, scrunch it up then pat over the paint to create a distressed effect. Leave to dry.

  • 5

    Once dry, die-cut the sentiment through the area of the card you like best then trim to your preferred size.

  • 6

    Trim black card 2cm bigger than the painted card then layer the painted card on top with foam pads.

  • 7

    Die-cut foliage in white card then adhere around the sentiment. Adhere to a card blank then finish with pink adhesive gems.

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