Happy Birthday Dear Friend

I posted this tutorial on the Clearsnap blog last month.

I created my own pattern paper.  It's really a fun to create your own pattern paper by combining Stephanie Barnard Sprays and a ColorBox Art Screen.  

Spritz several colors of the inks on a craft sheet, then spritz with water to give it a little more fluidity.  Using watercolor paper, drag the paper across the craft sheet.  While you can use cardstock, this process works best when using watercolor paper since it is sturdier than cardstock.

After running the paper through the inks, heat set before proceeding further, being sure to heat both sides of the paper.
Using the Stripes Art Screen, ink with Twinkle embossing ink and then emboss with Pearl embossing powder.
Spritz the entire piece with water and crumple the paper - the water makes it easier to crumple the paper without tearing it.  Carefully straighten the paper, heat set and lightly ink with green ink.  Tear the edges of the paper and adhere to brown cardstock.

Die cut the flower from a left over piece of the watercolor paper and the base from brown cardstock.  Adhere to the card with foam adhesives for dimension. Stamp and emboss the sentiment and add  over the flower with foam adhesives.

What paper can you create with your supplies?

Thanks for stopping by today.


1 comment:

  1. Gorgeous card Steph, thanks for the step out on how to do it,