Craft Your Joy Video: Whimsical Card Design with Foil Mates
Hi Friends! In this week’s Craft Your Joy video, I’m sharing how I use the negative piece of foil mates as an embellishment to create a peek-a-boo window design. I get a little nerdy along the way sharing my thoughts on the design of this card project. This tutorial took a twist when I realized the card design just wasn’t quite there. I made a move in a new direction and ended up LOVING IT!
When I first started creating this card, I had a vision of making it look and feel like a dream catcher. The feathery like images in the wreath stamp are perfect for creating this effect. It ended up taking a turn in a whole different direction and I really love the results. Hmmm… maybe next week I’ll create that dream catcher!
This card design uses my new stamp set “You Are,” with Gina K Designs and the sentiments from the Tropical Blooms Set from the Hearts and Flowers StampTV kit. I love that the set comes with companion dies for the sentiments. Hello dimension.
Watercolor Paper and Marker Favorites:
I talk about watercolor paper ALOT in my videos and here on the blog. Some of my favorite brands for papercrafting are:
Canson XL Watercolor Pads
Bee Paper Aquabee Watercolor Paper
The prices are affordable and perfect for cardmaking and/or papercrafting projects. They work very well with all kinds of water mediums. I use a lot of different brands of watercolor paper for my painting projects and have found that these two are really great for cardmaking and papercrafting. In today’s video I used the Bee paper Aquabee Watercolor Paper.
My Craft Mat:
I get a lot of questions about the craft mat I use in my videos. It is a piece of poster board from WR Memory Keepers. They call is Designer Poster Board: Wood White. Manufactured by American Crafts. I had the poster board heavy duty laminated at my local Staples. GREAT for photos, video, craft mat usage. It wipes right off and is heat resistant.
All Things INKY:
For this project, I used the Distress Oxide Ink in Antique Line, Gina K Designs Premium Dye Inks and my go to Black ink for watercolor paper: Versafine.
The watercolor paper art supply links I’ve shared above are affiliate links. Purchasing through them means I will receive a small commission at no cost to you. I only recommend products or services that I have personally used, worked with and have had an experience with. The links to Gina K Designs products and stamp sets are NOT affiliate links. This is not a sponsored post and I only share projects and products I ABSOLUTELY LOVE! I adore working with Gina K and am very grateful to be part of her illustrator team.
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