Pastel Decoupage Cards

Okay…so it is 18th March and I have woken up to this:




Weird weather.  Being in Devon, we are not used to snow…let alone twice in a couple of weeks!!  Anyhow, we have enough milk to outlast Snowmageddon #2; so, if nothing else, there will be a lot of rice pudding made in the next few days.


Yesterday, as it was a bit of a dreary day, I decided to have a go at some decoupage – not done any of this in a while.  I recently purchased an A6 Decoupage Pack called “Bellisima” by Docrafts Papermania in the sales and thought I would have a play around with this.




Instead of just making 2 cards using all of the elements from the 2 designs, I decided not to use all of the elements to make really dimensional cards; but, to use less layers in 2 of the cards and then incorporate the remainder of the 2 designs to make a third card – I hope that makes sense (it does in my head, but that is quite a random place to be sometimes).


Anyhow, all 3 of these cards are standard A6 size.


Card #1



I kept things pretty simple.  I trimmed down the backing paper.  I inked up the edges with some “Watering Can” Archival ink and the glued the patterned paper to the card with standard PVA glue.

I added some of the grey ink to all the decoupage elements and the sentiment, before gluing together the decoupage elements with Pinflair glue gel before applying some “Star Dust” Stickles (from Ranger” over the bodice of the dress, the shoes and around the sentiment.

I then attached the blue ornate panel to the card base using foam tape and added the sentiment on top, before adding a couple of areas of “Oyster” Liquid Pearls (from Ranger) to finish.



Card #2


I decided to have this one as a tent fold card and again it quite a simple design.  I edged the backing paper, decoupage elements and sentiments with the grey ink, as before.  I then stuck the backing paper directly onto the card blank.


I glued together the decoupage elements with Pinflair glue gel, before highlighting areas of the design, as well as the 2 sentiments with the “Star Dust” Stickles.  I chose to make more of a feature of the small tag, by punching a hole in the top and threading through some white satin ribbon.  I glued all of the elements to the card blank using Pinflair glue gel for this one, before adding some little designs using the “Oyster” Liquid pearls, as before.





For this one, I decided to bring the dress design and the parcels design together in one card.  I trimmed and glued down the aqua coloured patterned paper to the card blank.  I then cut a white piece of linen texture card to 10.1 x 14.4cm, before cutting out an aperture using a rectangular die and my trusty little Cuttlebug.  I stuck the frame to the card base using foam tape, as I wanted this raised up from the main body of the card.


I edged all of the decoupage elements with the same grey ink that I used on the other 2 cards and then put the decoupage elements together using Pinflair glue gel.  I added highlights over the designs using “Star Dust” Stickles before gluing them to the card base, making sure that some of the elements came out of the frame.


I added some of the Stickles to the sentiment before attaching that to the top of the card with foam tape and finished the card by adding some “Oyster” Liquid pearls in random areas.


I was actually quite impressed with this little kit.  The colours are beautifully muted and spring like and I will definitely be keeping an eye out for more of their kits in the future.  I hope you liked these 3 little cards.  If you did, please follow my page on here, or else I can be found on Facebook by clicking here and also on Instagram by clicking here.


Well, the snow has started falling here again.  I am off to plan the logistics of making a snow cat and raiding the cupboards for something to use for its eyes.  Wherever you are, I hope you are keeping safe and warm (my cousin reliably informs me it is a sunny 36 degrees in Phuket – I may not be talking to her shortly ha ha ha).  Have a lovely day, crafty hugs, Gem x

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