Cards

Paint Splatter Succulents

Cactus splatter cards

I hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season so far! Today I’m posting a card set that has absolutely nothing to do with Thanksgiving or Christmas or New Years! Oh, well. I still love these!

Cactus splatter cards

I took inspiration for this card set from a card that Therese Calvrid made using succulent stamps (I used MFT Sweet Succulents for mine) and Altenew’s A Splash of Color Stamp set. I loved the color scheme she chose, too, so I tried to emulate that as well.

Cactus splatter cards

After stamping, and masking, and stamping my images, and then stamping some ink splatters on top in various colors, I got to work on my sentiments, which I heat embossed in white on black paper. I then added them to each card with some foam tape to give a bit of dimension. The sentiments came from the same Sweet Succulents stamp set.

Cactus splatter cards

I love how the boldness of the sentiment contrasts with the rest of the color scheme.

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Cactus splatter cards

Thanks for stopping by today!

kimberly

Nails

Midweek Manicure // Paint Splattered Nails

I’m really excited to share this week’s manicure with you guys! Paint splatter!

Paint Splatter Mani

This one was a little more involved, and called for a lot of clean up, but it was totally worth it, I love the effect. To re-create it all you need is your choice of polish colors (I used two different blues on top of a neutral base), a drinking straw, nail polish remover and a nail brush to remove the spattered polish that gets on your fingers and not your nail.

Sephora by OPI Havana Dreams, Essie Butler Please, Essie Sand Tropez
Sephora by Opi Havana Dreams, Essie Butler Please and Essie Sand Tropez (Sand Tropez as a base color)

Paint your base color, then dip your straw in the polish and blow through the opposite end to splatter the polish onto your nail. Then just clean up the edges with your polish remover and brush, and voila!

Blue Paint Splatter Nails

What do you think? Is this something you would try? I’d love to hear your thoughts!

Happy Painting!