Thursday, February 1, 2018

3D Valentine's Day Cards | Nicole Kerr

Hello Shimmerz fans!
Nicole here and today I'm sharing two Valentine's Day cards that I created using Shimmerz products! Here is a quick look at my finished cards...

I began my cards by choosing a sheet of watercolor paper, plastic packaging and a few colors of mists and paint.  I began by taping my paper down and I just began spraying and layering color. I wasn't concerned if the colors were dry in between application because I wanted them to move and mix together.

  I found that when I was creating the first card, "XOXO," I had a lot of mist on my craft sheet that didn't make it to the paper. This lead me to cut down another sheet of watercolor paper and use it to pick up what color was on my craft sheet. Those layer's of color were created on the "Love" card.

 After a few layers of color on each piece of watercolor paper, I did decide to let it dry and layer more color on top.  Once all layers were dry, I chose a couple dies from my stash and began running each piece of watercolor paper thru my Cuttlebug.  On my first card, I chose a heart die and an XOXO die. I first cut the XOXO where I wanted the focal point of the sentiment to be, then followed by cutting the hearts on various angles. Once all of my pieces were cut out, I added foam squares and popped them up, making it look 3D. To finish off the first card, I splattered Inklingz in Miner, Miner 49er and added various color coordinating enamel dots all over.

 The second card, which happened completely unplanned and probably my favorite of the two (funny how it seems to always turn out that way), I die cut the word "love" from the watercolor paper. I then placed all the pieces back in where I cut it so I could glue the centers of the "l," "o," and "e." Once those were glued in place, I removed the "love" die cut again.  I had cut that sentiment an additional 3 times out of regular white cardstock and glued all three of those together and the final water colored one on top, making it looked raised as well.  I then grabbed just a few stickers and thread from my stash and drew a thin black boarder around it and called it done!

These types of cards are great especially when you have a limited number of embellishments on hand. You can also use a Cricut or Silhouette to do your cutting instead of dies and a die cutting machine. Here is a final close up of the cards and products used today:

...and finally the best part! Links to where you can purchase these beautiful colors!
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Thanks so much for joining me today!
I hope you had fun and got inspired!

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