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Midweek Media: (Keep) using your sprays!

Hello creative people! Today I wanted to share a couple of cards that feature sprays and older patterned paper I wanted to use.

I have shared some different ways to use sprays here at TPC Magazine, but am still having fun finding new ways to use them, so I wanted to share these ideas with you to inspire new uses of them in your crafty creations!


I have two children who are finishing up school and wanted to make a few thank you notes for their teachers, including for my youngest child’s 5th grade teacher who is retiring after teaching for over 30 years!

Card #1

This first card is meant for a teacher who is retiring and we wanted to send her off in style! I used a wonky circular die in my stash to die cut a piece of black and white striped patterned paper and then sprayed it with a few different sprays–an iridescent spray and another that is more metallic. Both are shiny and add some interest to the striped background. I also think that it mutes the stark stripes as well.

As the spray dried, I stamped a large lily stamp in my stash with black pigment ink and then heat embossed it with holographic embossing powder. After fussy cutting out the lily, I painted the petals with pink shimmer powder mixed with water. The stem is painted with a green shimmer powder mixed with water. It was set aside to dry.

The shadow (pink) layer behind the sentiment was created by spraying a piece of scrap watercolor paper with a dark pink shimmer spray. After the spray dried, I added the matching sentiment die cut out of a piece of white glitter cardstock.

While assembling the card, I decided to add a couple layers of scrap cardstock behind the lily for dimension, and on the sides of the sentiment as well to help it lay flat over the layers of the circular die cut and the lily. I used a black pen to extend the asters of the lily onto the circular die cut.

To finish the card, I splattered some of the leftover green shimmer powder mixed with water and gold watercolor over the card and glued some hot pink and light green sequins onto the card.

Card #2

This card also features sprays. This time, in addition to spraying the background patterned paper die cut wonky circle, this card was painted with orange and yellow shiny spray. I decided to add some gold glitter with embossing powder on the petals.

I also mixed some of the yellow spray with some of the leftover green powder mixed with water and watercolor smooshed some watercolor paper before die cutting the paper with a leafy die.

The leafy die cut was glued onto the circular die cut, and a copper piece of paper was used to die cut out the sentiment. The circular die cut was glued onto an A2-sized white card base, and the asters of the lily were stamped directly onto the card base with black ink. I added foam tape behind the lily and added it to the card base. More of the green shimmer powder mixed with water as well as gold watercolor was splattered all over the card. Finally yellow, blue and silver sequins were added to the card.