Today I have some artsy fartsy cards to share with you. For these I used the Spellbinders Artful Brush die set. I have a few cards to share with you so make sure to scroll down to see everything.
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I assembled my brushes using wood veneer cardstock and some shimmery metallic foil cardstocks. The bristles are cut from a kraft cardstock with lots of natural fibers.
I was sure to layer my elements with at least two layers of cardstock to give them plenty of rigidity. My intentions were to paint them and make them look used. I think I achieved that look by using a few colors of gouache paint from my stash to splatter around them.
For the sentiments, I hot foiled "just a note" from the Glimmer Hot Foil essentials also from Spellbinders. I layered this sentiment which was fun because each time I moved the plate down to hot foil the next part of the sentiment, it would emboss the words not being hot foiled onto the panel. I love love love the way this looks. You have to be handy with the hot foil machine to pull it off, but boy does it look great. In person of course, my photos don't do it justice.
I used a matte silver foil for the blue card to coordinate with the matte silver cardstock I used on the brush. I like the cool tones of this card and how they spill over to the next card.
I used a gold foil sentiment on the pink card. With this card I wanted it to be messy and artful. I should have been messier...
I adhered most everything together easily using liquid adhesive. The pink card is on a 3 1/2 by 4 3/4 card panel stuck onto a size A2 card base in a portrait top folding orientation. The blue card is a new size to me, the mini slim. The mini slim measures 6 1/4 by 3 1/2. I like this size. I'm not loving the regular slimline size as much as this mini slimline size. I like the small canvas I guess.
For the sentiment on this card I used a crafty stamp set from my stash. I wanted to try to use bonding powder to foil the "color" part of the sentiment by as you can see, it didn't go very well. But! I love how it looked. It wasn't at all what I had planned to happen, but it looks super cool. So I changed the design of my card a little to suit the new "look" of my card. I also used the same bonding powder to add the foil to the end of my brush tips.
I hope that I've inspired you to create something today. Thank you for visiting my blog.