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09 August 2021

Glitter Background Floral Greetings Cards

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Hello!  Today I'm sharing a few cards that I have made by creating simple backgrounds with Aladine's Izink Gold Diamond Paint and some graphics from the Vanilla Blossom Watercolor Set from The Hungry Jpeg. 

In case you've never heard of it, Izink Diamond Paint is a glitter paste and paint in one.  Although you can apply it with a paintbrush it wouldn't really work for painting fine details.  It would work really well with stencils though.  I love that it is super sparkly and that the paint is not too wet like a lot of other glitter paints/glues.  I've purposely left the stripes and spots a little bit rough but it's up to you how neat and tidy they are.

The Vanilla Blossom Watercolor set has a number of elements including florals, foliage, butterflies and birds.  One of the florals had three complementary images that would work as decoupage.  


I filled an A4 sheet with the various images that I wanted to use and printed that out.  If you're going to try to decoupage remember to group all of the relevant images and resize them together.

I'm using sentiment strips that I created myself.  Check out this blog post to see how I made them.

Card 1

- Paint horizontal stripes across the card front and allow to dry.
- Cut out the three different floral images (flower with stem, flower with no stem and flower on its own).
- Layer the floral images using foam pads to create a 3D decoupage effect.
- Glue the decoupaged flower to the front of the card and add a sentiment.
Floral card with horizontal gold glitter stripe background


Card 2

- Paint horizontal stripes across the card front and allow to dry.
- Cut out one each of the flower with stem, and the flower on its own and stick them together with foam pads.
- Rotate the card to landscape orientation so that the fold is at the top.
- Glue the floral to the left-hand side of the card front and add a sentiment.


Card 3

- Use a saucer, bowl or similar to paint curved stripes across the card front and allow to dry.
- Cut one each of the flower with stem, flower and leaves with no stem, flower on its own and a butterfly.
- Layer the flowers with foam pads and glue it in the bottom right corner of the card front.
- Glue the butterfly in the top left corner (ish) and add a sentiment.
Floral card with gold glitter curved stripe background


Card 4

- Paint rough circles about 1.5cm / ⅝ inch onto the card front and leave to dry.
- Cut out two of the flower with leaves, one flower on its own and a butterfly.
- Decoupage one of the flowers with leaves and the flower on its own with foam pads.
- Arrange the flowers toward the centre of the card and glue them down.
- Add a butterfly (I chose the top left corner) and add a sentiment.


Use a black card blank for an alternative look.

I really like the gold, but the diamond paint comes in a few different colours so it could be fun to try out different card and paint combinations as well as different florals, or even multicoloured glitter paint backgrounds.


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