Hi friends !
Preeti Datta (aka Dutt Preety) here, how’s it going? Hope you are having a pleasant day 🙂 To start with, I’d like to wish all the wonderful crafters and artists out there a Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year (well in advance). May God bless you!
Today, I’d like to share 4 simple layered cards using Bob n Betty’s beautiful Decoupage Papers from the Imperial Collection. The idea behind these cards is that we can use these gorgeous traditional designs all around the year, not just during Diwali. I wanted to make simple layered cards without the use of Mixed Media supplies or any wet medium because I know so many of us don’t feel that comfortable with art media and yet feel like making pretty projects, so these cards are an easy way to use minimal supplies and create something beautiful & handmade. Since these decoupage papers are high in quality and have stunning colors & designs, the task of making cards with them becomes quite fun and simple. They really are quite versatile, you can use them for all kinds of paper crafting projects.
Here are a few photos of the cards:
Synopsis of the Process:
These cards are approximately 4 by 8 inches in size. I’ve used 3-4 layers of papers. In the first 2 cards, I wanted a softer look, so I went with a grey mat and in the next two, I’ve used red and blue colored cardstock as mats. Then I distressed the edges of the papers, in a couple of cards, stitching has been added for added interest & detailing. The butterflies are stamped & heat embossed in white, on vellum and then fussy cut for use as an embellishment. These create a sense of movement & add a subtle detail to an already busy pattern underneath. I’ve added die cut words for the sentiments, creating a shadow effect by first adhering a black die cut underneath. For the finishing touches, I’ve added liquid pearls to a few places.
Used Bob n Betty’s Decoupage Papers from the stunning Imperial Collection:
That’s all for today. Hope you enjoyed looking at the pictures 🙂
Thanks for your precious time.
Have a great weekend!
Happy Crafting and Stay Blessed.