Tuesday 5 May 2020

2020 #8 Popping Pink: Trio of Cards with EKD {by Claire Snowdon}

2020 Topic 8: Popping Pink

It's easy to assume that you need lots of colours to make impactful art but here, using a plethora of pinks in this beautiful trio of cards, Claire has woven them together to create a gorgeous masterboard. The gold splatters are the perfect finishing touch!
~ Keren

Hi everyone, it's Claire Snowdon with you today, and I'd like to share with you a trio of Popping Pink birthday cards I made.  Of course these cards could be used for any occasion - but it's always handy to have a few birthday cards prepped and ready to go!

I chose to create some masterboards as the basis for my cards - masterboards are great as I have loads remaining to create more cards or to use in collages or art journalling.....the options are endless.

I started by creating some backgrounds on a couple of pieces of white A4.  I did this by blending lots of Fresco Finish paints in various shades of pink with a paintbrush until I was happy with how they looked.  I probably spent more time playing at this stage of the project, adding and covering sections,  more and more paint layers than I did on the rest of the cards put together! 

These are all the shades of pink I had in my Fresco Finish collection.....and I used every single one somewhere in these cards!  :)

The next stage of the masterboards was to add stamping and stenciling.  I used some of the lighter pink shades to do the stenciling with a The Crafters Workshop stencil and PS015.  Then used elements from EKD01, EKD03, EKD05 and EKD06 to add background stamping with a few different pink inks I found in my stash - Distress Oxide (Picked Raspberry), Archival (Pink Peony) and Archival (Cactus Flower).


Once I was happy with the masterboards I cut them up and added stamping using Black Versafine ink and stamps from EKD05 and EKD06.

I tried to play around with the placement of the stamps and also varied the stamps for each card so that each of them are unique.  Then I added some paint splatters in white and gold....I love the combo of pink and gold together. 

I layered up the stamped pieces onto kraft card, added to a card blank and added the happy birthday sentiment from JOFY14 - it's an oldie but a goodie!!

These cards are pretty easy to make - the fun part is creating the masterboards.  There are no rules to creating masterboards so just have a go and let your imagination run wild!!

Thanks for joining me here today,
Claire x



Skylark said...

This is such a great way of producing batch cards. Great inspiration, thanks Claire! Stef

Helen said...

beautiful cards, Claire!

Miriam said...

These are wonderful Claire

Annie said...

Sometimes we make things too complicated. I love the simplicity of these cards - sometimes less is more! Beautiful. Xx

PaperArtsy said...

Ohhhhh love how these pinks look, great card idea and that background rabbit hole is one I fall into too!!