Handmade Cards | Sweet Farewell & Shabby Chic Cake


I've been itching to do these type of card designs for some time and while I think having a little mixed media as part of the design makes them a tad bit more interesting, they can be overpowering for some people's taste, myself included. Also partly because I'm not very good at it, haha.

I think gold with salmon pink are just so gorgeous together and yet being understated as you can see from the cards above which I did recently.

I used one of my favourite mask from Tim Holtz and I think it's the trellis design, not very sure on it and I had used distress ink to colour in the mask. There are so many mediums available now and honestly, they're not cheap and while it can be a good investment, my best bet is to get the colours that you know you will use frequently. I like subtle colouring in the background so my preferred colour should be pretty light to allow the central design to show through.

For the 'sweet' card, I used some white gesso with mask and I didn't colourize it and left it as it is. While I kept everything mostly pink, I used chipboards from Bluefern Studios, prime it with gesso before brushing on a medium and sprinkle some white glitter for some shine. I'm often too lazy to set up the heat tool as it's not within reach so I used whatever method I can to add texture to the chipboards.

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