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Friendship Card


Hello Crafters!

This is Zoey , your new Italian bff! Today I am here to show you how I created a card for a friend.

The theme of this card goes along with our monthly challange – that if you haven’t read about it yet, it is about Encouragement.

For the base of my card I used Hero Arts Watercolor Paper PS626. I just love the textured of this paper – and it is perfect for the watercolor technique I am about to show you! (I know many of you might know this technique already! lol!)

So I cut my front panel of the card…and then I cut few pieces of an old book page, I adhered the pieces to the paper and then I distressed it a bit.

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And now to the fun part!

I grabbed my Hero Arts Purple Neon Spray WM108 and also my Hero Arts Butter Bar Spray WM112 – as you know these two are usually used as Spray, but today we will use them to create a watercolor effect for our background! Just simply mist the spray over a craft Sheet (or anything that will not stick !) , I then added some more water and I simply placed the card over the colors, I let it sit for few seconds and then I picked the piece up.


That was the result…and I loved it at the first try!

When it was COMPLETELY dry (and really, make sure it is very well dried!!) I added some Studio 490 Wendy Vecchi White Embossing Paste through this wonderful Hero Arts Large Lotus Pattern Stencil SA001


I let the paste dry alone, but in case you want to speed up the process you can use the heat tool — just make sure to move the heat tool around to prevent bubbles!

Last thing I did was stamping the sentiment with Hero Arts India Ink Black AF248 and adding some lines with a black gel pen to border my background.

And that is the final result – what do you think about it?

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I hope you will give it a try and use your spray mist in a different way!

If you want to purchase the products I used to create this card just click over the links and use ZOEY15 to get a 15% discount (the code will work for any other products too!)

Stay Happy, Stay Inspired!

Till next time , CIAO!







Author: Zoey Scarpelli

Mixed Media Artist who also like cardmaking, scrapbooking, drawing, reading, making silly faces. When not crafting I am a wanna be dinosaurus. (LOL)

11 thoughts on “Friendship Card

  1. Super cool background! I love those two colors together 🙂

    • Yes!!! Me too – It has been a journey for me since I usually prefer monochromatic backgrounds…but I am loving mixing color!!! Thanks for reading this post and for the comment xoxo Zoey

  2. Fabulous tutorial Zoey and a very creative card!! Love the background and thank you for sharing how you created it with us all!

  3. Wonderful tutorial Zoey 🙂

  4. Hey Zoey! I have a couple sprays but haven’t used them yet. Wasn’t sure what to do with them. Now I do! I will give your tutorial a try. Thank you for sharing.

    • Hi Kymona!! Yes definitely give it a try! I love sprays but apparently I fail when I try to use them as….spays! LOL
      Actually using sprays is really easy…it is just me that I tend to “forget” to check where I am spraying first – so I tend to spray all over my desk hahah
      Plus I love watercoloring so, it is a win win situation! Enjoy the sprays and thanks for reading this post xoxo

  5. Zoey, I’m a totally messy crafter so I use the sprays in the garage in a box…usually 🙂 I love what you did with this project, it’s very cool!

    • LOL…Don’t make me even start talking about how messy I get! Sometimes when i finish an artwork I get out the room, then come back and I go like “Did I do that?” hahahaha!!! I have sprays leftovers everywhere!!

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