Hi everyone, Heidi here, today I’m on the Lindy’s Blog with a superfun, quick and easy circle card project using Lindy’s products. We are going to create a beautiful background to really show off our watercolored main image.
Let’s get started!
Today my card base will be round: I created this base easily by die cutting a square crème colored card base with my largest circle die. Just pay attention that the die sticks out a little on the top and your card fold is also on the top!
I also die cut a separate circle shape from watercolor paper. This circle shape is two sizes smaller than my circle shaped card base.
On the separate circle shape, I want to create a fairly dark but subtle background to apply my modeling paste over later on. For this I applied several layers of sprays in Lindy’s Stamp Gang I’m Late, I’m Late Slate and T-Bird Turquoise, drying with my heat tool between each layer. Add splatters with both of these colors as well when your background is dark enough.
Next, I applied some Modeling Paste over a stencil (TCW678s) using a palette knife and set aside to dry. I also found a piece of matching lace in my stash and colored it with the same green spray that I used on my background.
Next, I die cut a slightly larger circle shape from matching grey card stock and adhered both circle shapes together using liquid glue. I wrapped the lace around these combined panels and adhered to the back using regular tape (and attached staples later on).
For my focal point, I stamped one of the images from the Pink Ink Designs stamp set called Sea Nymphs onto Strathmore Bristol Smooth Surface paper using Versafine Onyx Black Ink and I heat embossed over the ink using Lindy’s Stamp Gang Clearly Clear Embossing Powder. This way my stamped lines stay black and crisp. Then I fussy cut my image leaving a small border.
This image isn’t too detailed and fairly small, so coloring is very quick and easy: for the orange parts, I used Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magical in Hag’s Wart Orange, for the green I used Luscious Lime, for the skin and hair I used Lindy’s Stamp Gang Squirts in Canadian Bacon Blush and Hockey Puck Black, in combination with water and a small brush. When the coloring is done I added some details back in using a white gel pen, and to add some fun sparkle I applied some Stickles in the color Diamond over the wings with a brush (wash the brush afterward because these Stickles act like a glue).
Now that I know what my focal point looks like I felt that my background needed some orange splatters, these I applied with a brush, using the leftover paint that I used for the sea horse.
Time to put my card project together: I adhered the combined circle shapes with the lace onto my circle shaped card base using one millimeter thick foam tape. Then I adhered the colored image on top also using one millimeter foam tape, when the image sticks out of the lace I added two layers, to make the image level. And as my finishing touch, I adhered some sparkling clear sequins in different sizes to my project for some fun added detail!
- Sprays: I’m Late, I’m Late Slate, T-Bird Turquoise
- Embossing Powder: Clearly Clear
- Squirts: Canadian Bacon Blush, Hockey Puck Black
- Magicals: Hag’s Wart Orange, Luscious Lime.
Other products used
- circle nesting dies, small brush, palette knife, white gel pen, anti-static powder tool, The Crafters Workshop modeling paste and stencil, mermaid stamp, sparkling sequins, watercolor paper
And that is it for today’s fun, quick and easy card project!
I wish you a creative day!