Today we are back to share with you one of our favourite techniques! Lately we get a lot of request to make cards with a customized theme. As you can imagine we don’t always have related supplies to every specific theme. So we came up with the idea of making cards combining our supplies with printout elements! We really enjoy making cards with this technique because the possibilities are endless and we have many more to share with you! However today we are going to see three pretty similar cards using the same element. We found on-line this really beautiful birthday cake and we thought that it would be perfect to use on some birthday cards.
To print out elements we use a laser printer and a 200gm sketch paper. Though sometimes the laser printouts do bleed they are much more durable with water. We use our watercolour pencils to colour them and we blend everything with a water-brush trying not to wet the printed outlines too much. So far it has worked just fine. Our next task is to try to print on some watercolour paper but we still haven’t tried that so far.
Before we print we always take measurements on the card front in order to resize the element accordingly. We also print our logos very often to match the card perfectly. You can imagine the possibilities when you can use any type of font available out there!
So lets take a closer look to these three cards. On the first two we also printed out the background panel to match the occasion. Then we coloured the cake using our Inktense Pencils . Then we fussy cut it and popped it on foam adhesive for some extra dimension that we so much love. We added some glossy accents on the cherries because details make the difference!
For the third one we use a pattern paper from our stash to create the background and we coloured the cake accordingly to match it. The sentiments in all three of them are printed as well. The “darling” on the first one was requested and for the other two we just improvised.
So you could say that these are mixed media cards and it was really easy and fun to create! The sky is the limit to what you can create using images that you find on-line! Which one is your favourite?
Thank you all for stopping by! We’ll see you soon on our next post! Until then…happy crafting!