I mentioned that last week I went to the set of Scrapbook Soup to share some fun projects for the upcoming season. Wanna sneaky peek? Here’s one of them!
This project is great for using up some of the craft supplies you probably have on hand- watercolor paints and Mod Podge!
Here’s what you need:
- Heavy-weight cardstock (110 or higher) or watercolor paper
- Extra cardstock for mats (optional)
- Mod Podge
- Watercolor paints, inks, or sprays
- foam roller or brush
- Digital die cut or other sentiments
- Flat back crystals or pearls (optional)
- adhesive and dimensional foam tape
- Corner rounder (optional)
- Make your pattern on the paper by placing the stencil on top of your paper. Using a foam roller or brush, roll or pounce Mod Podge satin or glossy over your stencil lightly. Cover all of the open areas. Set aside to dry.
- Create your sentiments using the digital die cutting machine (Or punches, or stamps, or whatever you like!)
- Using water color paints, inks, or mists, spray the dried Mod-Podged papers. Use a mister filled with water to help the colors spread, and use a paper towel to blot up extra moisture. Buff lightly with the paper towel to remove paint from the Mod Podged areas. Let dry.
To make the card as shown (standard A2 size), make the cuts as follows:
- Coordinating cardstock: 4″ X 5.25″
- Patterned Paper: 3.75″ X 5″
- Strip of white paper 1″ X 5″
Adhere the cardstock mat to your A2 folded card base. Adhere the your patterned paper on top. Round the corners of your strip of white paper and apply horizontally in the middle of the card. Use flat-backed crystals or pearls on either side. Position your die-cut sentiment on top of the card in the middle so that the white is visible through the sentiment. Using dimensional foam tape, adhere.
I was fortunate enough to be able to share this project on Scrapbook Soup TV, which airs on some PBS stations. Here it is so you can see it!
Make a few to have on hand to send out at the last minute!
If you’d like a video tutorial on those Mod Podged stencilled background, I did make a YouTube video a while back:
See? Pretty easy-peasy. I got so enamored with them a made a whole series, experimenting with placement and design. (If you haven’t read my post on Working in a Series you might want to check that out, too. I just might convince you!)
See? So much fun, and really you can have fun and PLAY with the technique, but then explore different designs. This batch is going to head out to Operation Write Home- also a great reason to make extra cards!