Wednesday, 14 August 2019

CI#61 Painting with white, gorgeous wedding colours

Welcome, and what a beautiful colour palette and inspiration pic we have this week. - I think I say that most weeks!!.. but seriously this week is gorgoeus.
And I have a few orders for wedding cards so this inpsiration really set me to work. I have created a few wedding cards using white Kraft Ink to paint onto the darker card surface. You can then colour with your markers of blender pen onto your white base, but I left the flowers white and simply coloured the leaves with my favourite green Mint Macaron.

I used one of the gorgeous new masks coming in the Christmas Catalogue and while the embossing paste was still damp I sprinkled it with Dazzling Diamonds glitter.  The floral image from Bloom and Grow was Clear Embossed onto Soft Suede cardstock and painted with white ink. I did a few coats allowing it to dry between layers. The leaves are coloured using just a marker. The card has a wishing well pocket inside to hold the notes discreetly so the ribbon is perfect to hold it closed when tied in a bow. The strip of vellum just allowed the flowers to come forward a little.

While I had the colours out on my desk I created a second version in a regular C6 size. Instead of embossing paste this version uses the subtle embossing folder and an oval of glimmer white to frame the flowers, which are all white in this version. 

If you haven't tried painting with the Kraft Ink I can recommend it, it's quite surprising the effect.

And since this is also a Wishing Well card I made an envelope which is adhered inside for the notes, the flap is held closed by tucking into a strip of cardstock( decorated with some old washi tape).

Next up this week is Monique, be sure and hop all the way around. There are some amazing projects in the lineup/

And don't forget we love to see what you create using the same colours. Take a snap and load it to our Facebook page.

I hope you have a creative week and remember, 
"don't just post online,
 post something pretty!"

cheers, Liz


  1. Beautiful, Liz! I think your sparkly embossing paste is great. I've always mixed the glitter into the paste first, so it would be interesting to see if it makes a difference sprinkling it on while the paste is wet. Super wedding things.

  2. Both cards are gorgeous Liz, love the flowers in both versions. I'm going to have to get the mask I think.

  3. Just stunning. Love the white colouring and the mint leaves. Brilliant cards and so very beautiful.

  4. Two gorgeous examples - love the texture of the embossing paste and the 'white' flowers on the Soft Suede.


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