Fun with Solar Paste and Friendly Flowers Stencil – My Favorite Things

Hi everyone! Did you know you can color Solar Paste in any color you want? For this card I colored the paste green for the leaves, and yellow for the flowers. It really levels up any stencilled background!

Before I’m diving into the cardmaking process, I want to mention we have a challenge running over at Cloud9 Crafts. The theme of this month is “Alpha & Digits”. Head over to Instagram to see how you can participate and be eligible to win a prize!

On a Noble Fir cardstock panel I used the Friendly Flowers stencil with the following Distress Oxide inks: Mustard Seed, Candied Apple, and Carved Pumpkin. To level up the stencilled background, I wanted to add Solar Paste. For the leaves I colored the paste with YG67 Copic refill, and for the flowers I used YR24. All you need to do is put some paste on a surface (I put it on an acrylic block which I can easily take to the sink), and add a few drops of the Copic refill and mix it up.

While the paste was drying, I worked on the other elements for the card. A Kraft Cardstock panel I die cut with the Decked Frames die, and a piece of Vanilla Malt cardstock I die cut with the Stitched Eyelet Lace die. For the sentiments I also used the Vanilla Malt cardstock and used the MFT Thank You For Being A Friend die and Pinkfresh Studio Phrase Builder die. The sub sentiments I stamped with Distress Oxide Rustic Wilderness. These sentiments are from the Mama Elephant Wishes Enclosed set and the Pinkfresh Studio Happy Birthday Sentiments.

Once the paste was dry, I assembled the card. For creating dimension I used a neat little trick to get a lot of dimension without a lot of weight, and still being able to put in an envelope. For the back of the eyelet panel, I created 3 harmonica’s which I adhered behind it. These harmonica’s you can easily push down, making the card go into an envelope, and after taking it out, they pop back up. This harmonica is something Jennifer McGuire showed in one of her video’s and it is really an awesome trick!

I hope you like this card, and it gave you inspiration. Thank you for stopping by and see you next time!

Supplies Used

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