[Technique] Credit Card Painted Backgrounds by Channin

Hello Waffle Flower friends! It’s Channin here and I have a fun and unique technique to share will you all today! In today’s video I demonstrate how to create some colorful backgrounds using Distress Oxides and a credit card! I use the fabulous Cross Stitched Heart Die, Magical Flower Border Die, and Magical Butterfly Die to complete the cards.

[Technique] Credit Card Painted Backgrounds by Channin

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I created 2 painted backgrounds on A2 panels (4.25” x 5.5”) of watercolor paper with Distress Oxides (Picked Raspberry, Wild Honey, Peacock Feathers, & Wilted Violet) and a credit card. I transferred the watered-down oxides to the watercolor paper using an old credit card with a swiping motion. I started with my lightest shade first (Wild Honey) then worked my way through the other colors, but did stop to dry with my heat gun when my paper got too wet.

my backgrounds were completed and completely dry, I die cut one of them with the Cross Stitched Heart and the largest die from the Stitched Layers Die set. I then die cut an A2 panel of white cardstock with the largest die from the Stitched Layers Die set and set aside both pieces, the frame and the panel, for later.

I then die cut another A2 panel of white cardstock with the Magical Flower Border Die and the Magical Butterfly Die and set the pieces aside. Next I stamped and white heat embossed sentiments from the Balloon Messages Stamp Set on the watercolor heart panel and remaining watercolor background.

I then assembled my cards. I adhered the heart panel to the white panel die with the Stitched Layers die with liquid glue. Then I adhered the panel to an A2 top-folding cardbase (4.25” x 11”, scored at 5.5”) with layer of craft foam. Next, I adhered the remaining white frame to the cardbase.

For the second card, I adhered the background to an A2 top-folding cardbase (4.25” x 11”, scored at 5.5”) with liquid glue. Then I finished up the card by adhering the flower border and butterfly with glue and foam tape.

I hope you enjoyed my cards and inspired you to give this fun technique a try!

Thanks for stopping by!

~Channin

 

PRODUCTS:

271065 Balloon Messages Stamp Set (sentiments)

310123 Magical Butterfly Die (butterfly)

310119 Magical Flower Border Die (flower border)

310135 Cross Stitched Heart Die (heart)

310136 Stitched Layers Die (panel & frame)