Life is Beautiful Card Project with Heidi

Hi everyone, Heidi here and today I would like to show you a fun card project with lots of Lindy’s products being used!

How to create fun backgrounds on your card designs using Lindy's products

Step 1:

Choose your background stamp to work with, then stamp, heat embossed and die cut the square stamped panel. If you use a clear stamp then you can die cut you panel first and then stamp/heat emboss on it.

I used a piece of watercolor paper and, this is very important, I first used an anti-static powder tool on the paper before adding the stamped image. This way the embossing powder only adheres to the stamped lines and not to other places, for example, where your fingers have been!

Then I stamped the background design on the watercolor paper using VersaMark ink (this is a sticky ink). Next, I heat embossed using Lindy’s Stamp Gang Cafe au Lait embossing powder. I die cut a square panel from the watercolor paper afterward.

How to create fun backgrounds on your card designs using Lindy's products

Step 2:

Colour in all the details on the background design: started first with Lindy’s Stamp Gang Squirt in Emerald Eh?!, using water to thin the colour down on the paper in combination with a small brush.

Then add Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magical in Merci Beaucoup Mint (adding some of the powder to my palette using a fan brush and adding water to create a paint).  Paint the whole design this way, also add Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magical in C’est la vie Cerise and Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magical Shakers in Glittering Gold and Lederhosen Laurel.

Afterwards I decided that this background panel needed something extra so I added some splatters with C’est la vie Cerise and some white lines with a white Gelly Roll pen (picture Step 4).

How to create fun backgrounds on your card designs using Lindy's products

How to create fun backgrounds on your card designs using Lindy's products

How to create fun backgrounds on your card designs using Lindy's products

Step 3:

I loved how the background looked so I didn’t want to cover it up too much, that’s why I decided on adding some butterflies stamped on Strathmore Bristol Smooth Surface paper (this paper is smooth and therefore all the details of the butterfly will be nicely visible) using VersaMark ink and I heat embossed using Lindy’s Stamp Gang Midnight Gold embossing powder.

I coloured the butterflies in the same way as I did with the background design, this time using a Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magical in Plumeria Pink and Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magical Shaker in Magnolia Magenta Gold. After the colouring was done I fussy cut the images leaving a small border.

How to create fun backgrounds on your card designs using Lindy's products

Step 4:

For my sentiment, I choose chipboard “Life is Beautiful”. I’m added a few layers of embossing powder to create the design and dimension that I’m going for using VersaMark ink between each layer: I started with three coats of Lindy’s Stamp Gang Embossing Powder in Raspberry Lemonade, then I added a little of the Poppin’ Pink embossing powder, just sprinkling in on, not covering the entire sentiment, and lastly I added a full layer of King Midas Gold embossing powder (which is translucent).

How to create fun backgrounds on your card designs using Lindy's products

Step 5:

Now I can put my card together: I die cut a square mat in a matching pinkish purple color, slightly larger than my watercolor panel. These two square panels I glued together using liquid glue. The combination I adhered to a crème colored linen textured card base using one-millimeter thick foam tape.

Then, I’ve stuck the butterflies and the sentiment on top of the card using Ranger Medium Matte (in the small bottle), and as my finishing touch, I choose some Sparkling Clear Sequins by Pretty Pink Posh in different sizes and adhered them also with the Ranger Medium Matte.

How to create fun backgrounds on your card designs using Lindy's products

Some detail pictures:

How to create fun backgrounds on your card designs using Lindy's products

How to create fun backgrounds on your card designs using Lindy's products

How to create fun backgrounds on your card designs using Lindy's products

How to create fun backgrounds on your card designs using Lindy's products

Lindy’s Products

Other products

  • Watercolor paper, Simon Says Stamp Emma Background stamp, small brush, butterfly stamp set, Strathmore Bristol Smooth surface paper, chipboard sentiment by Little Birdie (CR66003), clear sequins.

And that’s it for today’s fun card project! I wish you a creative day!


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