Nov 10, 2019

Metallic Paint on Colored Cardstock: 5 Cards

Inspired by this card, made by the fabulous Kristina Werner. Isn't it gorgeous?

Kristina used Altenew metallic paints on black watercolor paper. However, I decided to u$e what I have -- black cardstock and Prima Marketing Metalic Accents-Basic watercolors and was happy with the results. 

Whenever I copy someone else's card, I try and stick to the original card as much as possible, and then branch out. I love how Kristina made her sentiment -- she painted the black paper with red metallic paint and then embossed the sentiment on it. So I did that for the first card, but then I got lazy and decided to stamp and emboss directly on the card. Making lots of cards will do that.

These cards use The Ton's Poinsettia Wreath set. The top card uses a sentiment from Penny Black,  but I substituted a sentiment from Concord & 9th for the rest of the cards because it fit perfectly inside the wreath.

As you can see, changing the color of the cardstock (the card above is navy), the embossing powder, and the shade of metallic paint makes a big difference.

MOOD WHEN DONE:  Great! This was fun. Metallic paints do not blend the way watercolors blend. The metallic pigment prevents that. However, the shine from the paint and the sequins is really fun, particularly for Christmas cards. I'm leaving on Tuesday for a road trip with my SIL to California. My first time seeing the West. I'll let you know how it goes.


  1. WOW!!!WOW!!! love love every one of these cards - the white poinsettia is my fave!!

  2. How beautiful! I've never even seen black watercolour paper. Must be fun. My favourite is the bottom one, love that teal colour with the white poinsettias.

  3. Love how different each card looks, despite using the same technique. I want to thank you for inspiring me to go back in my craft room. Liz

  4. I love them all! You have inspired me to get my old Twinkling H2O's out & see if they would work for this technique. Love the unexpected color choices!!

  5. Very luxe!!! Enjoy the trip to Cali--I dunno I could live there, but it's always fun to visit and with my kiddos moving there, I can't wait for more trips to the Sunshine State! ;)

  6. Outstanding and thank you for sharing the various color combos! My faves are cards 2 & 5.

  7. Oh, my word! Stunning! Spectacular! Splendiferous! I love these so much I could just freak out! I have my Twinks... thinking... it would be fun to try. I love the black and navy best of all. The contrast is striking. Hope you're enjoying CA.

  8. All of the cards are stunning and I like how you explain the ways you use the supplies.
    Also I like that you date your posts! It has become frustrating to me when posts aren't dated. A little quirk.


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