Grey, or more specifically concrete-like grey is my favourite background when I photograph my craft projects. I have also long wanted a concrete background on a card and so here it is.
I used glittery inkpads to watercolour and though it is so hard to tell from the picture, the glitter is quite pretty in person especially when you tilt the card.
- Trim a piece of card panel to be 1/4″ longer than a card base.
- Paint card panel with black and grey inks. I used tissue to apply the colours and also made some black splatters. Add blobs of gold with a brush.
- On separate cardstock, paint with black and gold inks. Then clear heat emboss.
- Die cut with foilage die on both the coloured cardstock (from step 3).
- Align and die cut with the foilage die on card panel.
- Trim off a 1/4″ wide strip from the card panel and adhere the strip near the bottom of the panel.
- Adhere panel onto a card base with a tape runner.
- Adhere the die cut foliage (from step 5) onto the negative space on the panel. Followed by the other two die cut pieces (from step 4).
- Die cut the flower and its pod on white and gold cardstock respectively.
- Align and adhere foilage pieces onto the card panel.
- With a foam dot, attach the white flower die cut, followed by the middle pod.
- Die cut the hello on black cardstock (from step 3) and three more times on plain cardstock. Stack and stick all the pieces together.
- Adhere the word onto the panel. I painted some gold onto the wordStick down some sequins as well.