Love is All You Need

Posted by Jelissa Mei

5 March, 2015 - , ,

Hello Maja fans!

I’m in today to share a card I created using the gorgeous Nyhavn collection. It’s a quick card that uses just one sheet of patterned paper. It’s so simple, you can apply the same tips to any card or project if you don’t have the entire day for crafting.

Here is my card:


For this card, I’ve used both sides of the “Romantic Lunch” sheet of paper. What I did was to use the neutral grey side as a base for the card, and layered it with the patterned and colored reverse side. It is from this colored side that I drew the colors for the chipboards, embellishments and background.

Some close-ups:


I have two chipboard designs here – the smaller flourish I left nude because there was already enough color on the card. The second chipboard with more flourishes and flowers was colored with Inktense color pencils, and bled with a small wet brush. I also distressed the edges of my layered paper with black paint using my finger.


While the colored side of “Romantic Lunch” already has a beautiful palette, more details can be added. I patted on gesso randomly, followed by mists in various purples and pinks. The effect is a subtle yet vibrant background.


To add the last few touches, I had a canvas frill with pearl strings running under my floral cluster.

And this is all I have for today. Thank you for dropping by, and have a good day ahead!

Maja Design paper used:


Romantic Lunch

Other products:

Mediums: gesso, black paint, mists (Pastel Lavender, Berry) – 13@rts, Derwent Inktense Color Pencils
Chipboards: Blue Fern Studios
Flowers: Prima Marketing, Wild Orchid Crafts


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