Monday 6 April 2020

'Colourful handmade cards' by Amy

Hi all you crafty people! It's Amy here with some colourful handmade cards. 

Here's a little teaser - just look at the brightness of these little beauties!

To start, I took three ready-made A5 white cards from my stash that were already scored. (They are 210 x 148 mm.)

Next, I trimmed three pieces of cardstock to be mounted onto the front of the cards.

For the white inserts, I primed with White Heavy Gesso - using an old gift card to apply the Gesso.

I also used some cellophane (actually some left over clear plastic packaging) to apply some water mixed with Colour Artist Ink in 'Citrus' and dried it with my heatgun.

On another sheet of heavy white cardstock I repeated the same technique - to be used for the flowers.

As you can see, I have done this technique for the three colours: 'Oasis', 'Slipper' as well as the 'Citrus'. Note to allow plenty of drying time between each colour - or, alternatively,to speed up the process you could use a heatgun.

Using a permanent-based ink, stamp the Floral Delights 2 clear stamp flowers over the three colours! ...and then fussy-cut the flowers out.

As pictured, I stamped a strip of the Meridian Clear Stamp Set over the water colour background. The flowers will be placed over this black strip.

After I layered the pretty flowers onto the cards - to add some bling - I used a Shimmer Pen in 'Clear'. It is hard to see all the shimmer and shine in the photos, but it is there! 😊

Finally, for the sentiment on the black card I die-cut using the Bee Arty '365 Alphas' die set with my trusty Cuttlebug. Then I finished off the cards by adding some embellishments as pictured. 

Take a look at these close ups.

Products used:
- Colour Artist Inks - Citrus, Oasis, Slipper
- Heavy Gesso - White
- Shimmer Pen - Clear
- Bee Arty Die Set - 365 Alphas
- Stamp Sets - Floral Delights 2; Meridian

Other products:
- A5 cards - white
- Cardstock - black; heavy white
- Permanent ink - black

Thank you for stopping by - and happy crafting! Amy


  1. Gorgeous cards Amy, thanks for sharing this awesome technique <3

  2. Love love love these cards Amy. Thank you for sharing <3