I am honored to be guest designing over at Couture Creations this month. And what better way than to be using their stunning range of Sea Breeze papers and elements. I also got to play with the new release of the Anna Griffin Mixed Media products. For this card I used some of the Sea Breeze elements but turned it into something a little more generic - it just goes to show that you don't have to create something beach-y with this range of papers. But instead I created a beautiful card in shades of blue and green.
step 1 - Create a background for your card using acrylic paint in blue, green and brown. I added the paint in layers using a rubber brayer. step 2 - Once the background is dry, trim it smaller and adhere it to the center of a folded card. Use the Anna Griffin Secret Garden Stencil and white embossing paste and add a design to the front of your card. I added some sand to the paste to create a textured paste for variety. Leave the paste to dry. step 3 - Use 3 shades of blue ink to add colour to your textured design. Cut out the boy image from the On the rocks patterned paper. Adhere the chipboard element to the card, and add the boy using foam tape overlapping the chipboard element. Tuck some blue thread under the boy and add some flowers and diamante to finish it off. step 4 - Cut the frame from the On the rocks paper and separate the edge. Adhere the strips to the front of the card to form a corner.
Add some fake sewing around the edges of your card using a sewing wheel and a black fine liner pen.
I love how this card turned out - a cute boyish card that can be used for any special occasion.
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