Handmade Cards

Made With Love – Let’s Play With Prima

Hi everyone! I’m excited to show you some cards I’ve made for the Made With Love Design Team. Made With Love is a craft store in Singapore. If you’re living in Singapore, drop by the store! It’s at a mall called Somerset 313. All products showcased are available at the Made With Love store.
This crafting world we are in is growing everyday and with that comes new products. Some might be similar to others and some are very unique. Today, I’m giving you a quick overview about the new Prima Color Philosophy ink pads.
Right off the bat, you must admit that Prima Marketing always nails it when it comes to packaging. The colours on the label is really close to what you actually get so you won’t get any surprises. They are stackable and magnetic!
The lid of the ink pad sits on the ink pad, so, when you open it you’ll get some ink on the lid. But, that’s not a bad thing. When using it as a watercolour, you don’t have to rub the pad on acrylic block to get the ink out, you can just get it from the lid.
Yes, you can use them as watercolours. If you take a look below, on the left, I dragged out the pigment with a wet brush. On the right, I added the ink on to a wet paper. The colours remain vibrant even when watered down.
Because of that they may not be the best ink pad for stamping if you’re looking for sharp lines. Use this to think outside the box and you can do fun effects!

Time for some cards!

Card #1
I used the Prima Color Philosophy to made a wash of colour. You can see that there are patches of light and dark shades. Everytime, I lay down a layer, I let it dry and add another layer. This creates dimension to the monotone wash. I, then, stamped some leaves and add my sentiment to finish the card.
The stamps and sentiment is from Avery Elle. The die-cuts are from Lawn Fawn and covered with Ranger Gold Embossing Powder.
Card #2
How can I make any cards without pulling out my Prima Watercolors? lol, so I did. I stamped the cups (from Lawn Fawn) all over the paper and colour it with Prima Watercolour. This fun and colourful background cannot  go without some enamel dots (from Simple Stories).
Card #3
 And… If you don’t feel like stamping and colouring, there are so many patterned papers available! All designs, colours and different textures. One of my favourite what to incorporate patterned paper is having a layer of cardstock and die-cut to create a window. Below, you can see that I’ve die-cut 3 feathers on a panel (from Mama Elephant). I used the patterned paper from Pebbles (Sunshiny Days).


I hope you’ve enjoyed my cards and perhaps give some of the techniques a try!
Till next time!

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