Tuesday, 10 July 2018


Morning Bloggers....

I've been playing with acrylic paints after watching a YouTube video ( will link below) and whilst I have very limited colours I enjoyed creating quite a few backgrounds, 9 in total from 3 sheets of A4 card

There would have been a video but hubby is installing Windows 10 for me on a new computer (I'm dreading having to use it lol) plus a video editing programme, not before time say I

So onto today's card

I added 4 'dollops' of different colours of acrylic paint onto a piece of white cardstock then I used a small plastic ruler to draw/pull across the card

With the remaining colour on the ruler I repeated the technique onto another piece of card and actually managed to add more onto a third piece of cardstock.  These paints do not take long to dry
and I've now got another 8.5 left to use at a later date

I created a frame by die cutting white card 4 times and gluing these together, I also die cut the trellis on white card too and adhered this to the background card

Top Tip:  keep your packaging to use instead of mounting foam, these pieces can be cut to size and adhered to your card base ....   I have done this on today's card

On a 6" square card I stamped the sentiment  then adhered the decorated piece to the card then added the frame to it

Using the left-over card from the background I die cut several flowers but to make them stand out a little from the same background piece I went around the edges of each petal with a black ProMarker.  I did omit doing this on the tiny flower

The flowers were shaped and glued together with a pearl added to each centre

I love each and everyone of the NUVO Crystal Drops collection, so as there was pieces of blue in the background and flowers I used the gloss drops in 'Blue Babe' 

Two of the acrylic paints used are pearl and you do get a gorgeous sheen to the finished piece


  • Pearl Wisteria & Pearl Blush Acrylic Paint ~ Docrafts @ The Range
  • Periwinkle, Azure Blue & Raspberry Acrylic Paint ~ as above
  • Quatrefoil Trellis Die Set ~ The Christina Collection @ CraftStash
  • Starflowers ~ John Next Door @ The Ducks Doodahs, on-line store
  • Stamp for sentiment ~ unknown

    Until tomorrow....
June ~ x ~ 


  1. A very effective card June! Would love the you Tube clip please! The die is beautiful - I can imagine this as a Wedding card!

  2. Hi June,
    what a super card and that paint background looks amazing.
    Love the trellis on the front too it makes it look very stylish and moorish too.
    Not tried a paint technique.
    The nearest I get is to use imagination crafts starlight paints which are brilliant as they wash out with water off the hands.
    I'm sure you will love win 10 it's brilliant I have had it for about 2 years now only problem is you can't turn updates off and sometimes you don't need the updates as every thing changes such as you type settings when visiting other blogs.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  3. Beautiful card June, I have never thought of using acrylics for a background and am always looking for new ways to make them. Thank you for this, xxx

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  5. Thanks, June for another use for acrylic paints. I have some that I haven't used much so must get them out and try!!!

  6. This is a beaut of a card, I especially like the Sentiment on the side, it just makes it that bit different. Wish I could master the Crystal Drops though, can't quite get it right no matter how much I practice, maybe one day lol

  7. This background is gorgeous June. I did something similar with left over paint at Craft Group. My friend was all for throwing it away but I decided I wasn’t going to waste all the paint so put it on a pad which was for acrylics, water colour etc and have then been cutting it up for backgrounds. Love your colours and the trellis die. Thank you.


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