Paperartsy birthday card stash

A facebook friend of mine organises a Paperartsy fan group and a birthday card club. So I made some more for the stash! 

I started with some ATC’S… yes I know you are all probably fed up with my ATC obsession but never mind … that’s where I started. 

Once again these are cut up scratch paper that are my go to stash for the starting point. It makes it so easy to just get on with adding pattern as there is already a layer of colour there.

Next I grabbed the new Lin Brown stamps from Paperartsy and added some background stamped pattern using archival ink and fresco finish paints. 

Next texture added … this time through the Dot Fade stencil that is always one of my favourites. One them I added some pink Borganvillia paint to the paste the other I kept clear. Also added in a little more stamping using a Hot Picks stamp. 

Now for the focal image.  I wanted to use the lovely leaf stamps from the Lin Brown set but decided to use fabric rather than paper to stamp onto. 

Love the texture and the detail in these stamps is wonderful. 

I used Satin glaze to adhere them to the ATC’S and give the whole pieces a nice finish. 

And then out came the pens for some doodling and to adhere them onto some brown mounts.

Now to turn them into card toppers. 

I added the die cut sentiment and then added some dry brushed paint to ‘grunge’ it up a bit. I then inked through a stencil onto the card blank to add to that too. 

Kept this one fairly similar but added the blue outlining and doodling to link the sentiment stamp to the topper.

Love how these both came out and hopefully they will be appreciated when they are finally sent out to their recipients.

Happy crafting! 

Catherine 

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