Hello everyone! Zinia back here and today I’d like to share with you a few card ideas using some of my favorite Kelly Creates products.
I know what you are thinking, how can you make cards using handlettering supplies? Well, all the products in this line are extremely versatile and you can totally make them work in any type of project you are working on.
For my first card, I used the Aqua Brushes to create a striped watercolor background. I helped my colors blend together beautifully using my favorite waterbrush by Vicki Boutin. The ink of these pens is water soluble and you can easily reactivate it and blend it around on your page to create fun effects.
To make my background more interesting, I started adding details with the fineliners, dream pens as well as the small brush pens. You can really doodle around making any type of marks you want but I got really inspired by Kelly’s workbooks so I used some of the strokes she teaches for my doodles.
For the sentiment on this card, I used one of the Jewel brush pens and went for a handwritten “hello”.
The second card is probably the quickest to make and the result is just amazing. I used my Sticky Thumb splat mat, and scribbled some color on using the aqua brushes. Then I lightly sprayed it with some water to make the ink bubble up.
Now instead of dipping my card base in the color and go for a loose watercolor background, I lightly touched the colorful bubbles with my paper. This way I got only a small amount of color transfer and I kept the dotted pattern intact.
This time I used a sticker for my sentiment so it even made the process extra quick.
The last card is also really easy and fun to make. I used the leftover ink from the second card to go for that loose watercolor background effect. I added a few layers of color (drying in between each layer) to make sure they are bright and intense.
Once I was happy with the background, I grabbed some fineliners in matching colors and started adding dots and dashes in different patterns. I did my patterns in a very loose and abstract composition, just following the colors on the background.
For this last card I used a third variation for my sentiment too. This time I picked some of the stamp sets that come in the Kelly Creates line, and stamped them on my card with some black ink.
I really hope you enjoyed these cards and you got inspired to pull out your pens and create something fun today.
PRODUCT LIST: 343551 DREAM PENS, 343552 MULTICOLOR BRUSH PENS, 343555 METALLIC JEWEL BRUSH PENS, 343557 AQUA BRUSHES, 346410 MULTICOLOR FINELINERS, 346407 JOURNAL ACCESSORY KIT, 346396 TRACEABLE STAMPS Celebration, 346414 TRACEABLE STAMPS Quotes 3, 340282 SPLAT MAT