Saturday, October 24, 2009

Using paint strips

Paint strips are great to use on cards and best of all they are free. Whenever I go past a hardware store or paint shop, I always grab a handful of strips.
Today's card uses Penny Black stamps and some swirls from Autumn leaves.
Materials: Cream cardstock, orange cardstock, black brilliance ink pad, hedgehog stamp by Penny black, Floral border stamp Penny black, fibers, paint strip, rhinestones, Happy birthday word charm, gold paint pen, gold encore ink pad, autumn leaves swirl stamps, watercolor pencils.
Method: Fold cream cardstock to create side fold card. Use Black brilliance to stamp flowers onto paint strip and then wrap with fibers and attach to cardfront. Use gold encore ink pad to stamp swirls onto cardfront as shown. Use black brilliance ink pad to stamp hedgie onto cream cardstock and then go around edges with gold pen and attach to orange cardstock and then to cardfront.Color in with watercolor pencils and. Attach wordcharm and rhinestones.


  1. Love the idea about the paint strips. Just keep rotating your hardware shops. Very nice card

  2. Dear Amanda
    Beautiful card the inks give such a great colour image.
    Enjoy your weekend.
    Love Joyce

  3. Dear Amanda
    Have just got an ID from Google!!!
    So that I dont have a problem any more.
    Love Joyce.