Kindness is Golden
by Tiffany Pryce
Hey friends! Tiffany here, and today I'm sharing another clean and simple card featuring a products from the newest release.
How often do you use your ink sprays? If you follow me on IG, you know that I love mixing clean and simple with mixed media. Sounds contradictory, but the description works for me :) One medium that makes a quick yet interesting background is ink sprays. There are so many kinds and can be used with varying techniques. On this card, I used a metallic ink spray in the most basic way to add a lot of glitz and interest to an otherwise very simple card.
From a piece of red cardstock from the Berry Red, die cut the Stained Glass Butterfly collage die. Keep the tiny butterflies that get die cut to use as embellishments on the finished card front. After die cutting, spray the panel generously with the metallic gold ink spray. I pressed the spray fully to get a fine mist and pressed the spray halfway to get larger droplets for varied texture.
After the panel was dry, I backed it with foam tape and popped it up on a panel of orange cardstock from the Sunny Orange paper pack. I like the added dimension with the foam tape and the analogous color scheme. I adhered the card front to an A2 card base.
Next, I worked on my sentiment. I used the Modest Greetings 2 Hot Foil Plate to foil my sentiment in matte gold glimmer foil. It's nice that this set has a coordinating sentiment strip die included! I added some gold twine behind the sentiment to tie the card together.
I encourage you to pull out one supply, like an ink spray or anything else in your stash, that you rarely use. Try it out on a card! No need to overcomplicate it, just use the medium in its most basic way and see what you come up with. These baby steps will help move you outside of your comfort zone and experiment. Have a great crafty weekend and thanks for reading!