Monday, July 13, 2015

Beautiful Summer Cards with 2Crafty Chipboard

Hello everyone!  

I am happy to share my first projects as a member of the 2Crafty Chipboard Design Team.  I love creating soft, beautiful cards with an elegant flair. The cards I am sharing today are perfect for summer celebrations.   


Soft and dreamy, my first card is just perfect for a summer wedding.  I kept the color palette soft and light for the occasion.  Using white and soft pinks, I added dimension and texture to my plain white card base using beautiful 2Crafty Chipboard designs.

In keeping with my wedding theme, I kept the chipboard pieces light and white.  I used Gesso to prime each chipboard piece, then painted them white.  I painted the center of the Doily chipboard pink so my butterfly would stand out.  I applied glitter to the center of the butterfly and on the ends of the Georgian Frames to add a bit of shimmer.

To create my title, I used the "Congratulations" sentiment from the 6x6 Mixed Sentiment Card Words set.  I painted my title white and added a light layer of pink paint through the center.  Once dry, I added Glossy Accents to give it a beautiful finish.

I used the following 2Crafty Chipboard pieces on my card:

6x6 Mixed Sentiment Card Words

ATC Georgian Frames


Sharon's Butterflies
"Welcome Little One"

What better way to welcome a new little one than with a custom card.  

I chose a light yellow color palette for this welcoming greeting card.  I selected swirly flourishes and leaves to accent my card sentiment.

I used Pan Pastels on the yellow flourish, butterflies and title.  I then added Glossy Accents to the yellow flourish, butterflies and title. I decided to let the green leafy shrub keep its mat to add contrast.

Here are the pieces of 2Crafty chipboard that I used for my "Welcome Little One" card:

Leafy Shrub Set 3

Sharon's Butterflies

Welcome Little One

Flourish Adornment Set 5
"I Love You"

My final card was created using an outer stair step design.  This design allows for greater dimension and fun surprises. 

This monochromatic design is romantic, light and airy.  

 I used several techniques on my Leafy Shrub chipboard piece.  I first primed all the pieces with Gesso.  I then used Inka Gold in Silver to add a subtle sparkly undertone to the leaves.  I then added Glossy Accents and accent layers of cream acrylic paint to the outer edges.

Here are the pieces of 2Crafty Chipboard that I used in my design:


Sharon's Butterflies
Leafy Shrub Set 1
It has been a pleasure sharing my projects with you today.  Please leave me a comment to let me know how you enjoyed your visit. If you have any questions, please click on the "Contact" tab at the top of the page.

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