Make a Handmade Card: Ideas With Sprays & Mists

Posted by Chrissie Tobas

Learn how to spruce up a handmade card! Check out these ideas using sprays & mists.

Welcome to the Blitsy blog! Today I will show you how to spruce up your card with different sprays and mists, but it will still be clean and neat!

Here Is What You Will Need:

Cardstock (white and black)

Hero Arts Stencil - Letters & Punctuation

Clear Embossing Paste

Palette Knife


Memento - Tuxedo Black Ink

Tim Holtz Mini Blueprint Birthday

Respositionable Adhesive

Washi Tape

Ken Oliver Color Bursts - Lemon Yellow, Orange

Black Spray Mist

Gold Spray Mist

Spectrum Noir Blendable Colored Pencils sets:
Primary Colors
Nature Colors
Marine Colors
Floral Colors
Essential Colors
Blending Solution

Glossy Accents/Crystal Lacquer

Cut some white cardstock to 3.75 x 5. Adhere down to your workspace with some repositionable tape. Place stencil over panel and lay the stamp down. I like to do this, just so I can see what the finished layout will look like. I like to make a simple plan before stamping.

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Stamp the cupcake where desired and stamp a second time on a scrap piece of cardstock, too.

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Hold down the stencil with washi or other repositionable tape. Now, grab a palette knife (or a piece of cardstock) and add the clear embossing paste. This is going to give a really nice texture to our final card. You won't be able to see it from afar, but anyone that looks at it up close will wonder how you got that design on there! It will also resist some of the mists we will add later, so the finished card looks really cool! Add as much or as little as you want.

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Gently pull off the stencil and clean it off immediately. The paste will dry quickly on your stencil. I usually keep an old Glad Ware container full of water by me, so I throw the stencil and palette knife in there. I use a damp paper towel to clean off my surface. It will take about an hour to dry on the card. You can use a heat gun, but be aware that it might cause the paste to bubble, so waiting is the best bet!

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Now we're ready to add a little color. I'm starting out with the Ken Oliver Color Bursts. I shook just a little bit onto the card panel. It doesn't look like a lot, but once you add water, it completely changes!

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See what I mean? After a few spritzes of water, the color really bursts out!!!! I gently blotted it with a paper towel to soften it up a bit and then I dried it with a heat gun, being careful to not let the embossing paste heat up.

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I wanted to add some black splatters, since the stamp is a sketchy style. I thought some splatters would fit! So, I grabbed a brush and dipped it into a spray mist bottle. I flicked it across the paper. I did the same thing with some Gold spray mist. Warning: this is addictive. I think I splatter 95% of my projects, LOL!

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Remember that other piece of cardstock we stamped on? It's finally time to use it! Color it in. I used Spectrum Noir Blendable pencils along with the blending solution (gamsol). Then trim it out, using some sharp scissors. Don't leave a white border - cut as close to the black lines as you can.

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I wanted the cupcake to really pop out, so I added a bunch of foam adhesive to the back. For the candle, I trimmed the adhesive in half, since it was so slim.

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For the finishing touch, I added some Gloss to the candle's flame using Crystal Lacquer. It pairs so well with the translucent shine of that stencil in the background and helps the yellow flame to pop.

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How much fun are all of those sprays? I love combining some mixed media elements onto my cards. It really adds interest and the recipients are always so impressed by the backgrounds I create!

Happy Crafting!

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