Hi everyone, today I have a card for you featuring a style that I don’t do a lot: I like having control over the products I use and knowing up front what the end result will look like and with today’s cards I had to let go a bit of the control. I do like mixed media though, so I still had a lot of fun creating these cards.
I started my first card with a Stampin’Up stamp set called “Beautiful You” that I borrowed from a friend. I stamped on Cornwall Bright White Rough Watercolour paper with Versafine “Onyx Black” ink (and my MISTI), that I cut to the right size with a stitched rectangle die from my Crea-Nest-Lies XXL die set.
I used one of the gorgeous feminine images in this stamp set and also one of the sentiments that comes in the set.
Next I started watercolouring with no 38 from the Gansai Tambi 36 watercolour set (which is a awesome purple colour): I used that colour on her clothes and the hat she is wearing and also on the background. After drying I stamped with the same Versafine ink and (part of ) a Kaisercraft’s stamp called “Flutter” to create more interest on the background. Would I do this again then I would like to have more visible of the stamped parts on this particular card, but I love the end result nonetheless. For my next step I used NUVO Glimmer Paste in “Golden Crystal” and a stencil from The Crafters Workshop called “Mini Tiny Circles” (that look more like dots in my eyes) and let everything dry. I don’t usually use a lot of glitter on my cards, apart from Christmas cards, but I feel it makes this card extra special. After drying I used Memento’s “Grape Jelly” to edge the borders to create a bit more definition.
To make this card a bit more interesting to look at I die cut a rectangle one size larger then the purple piece from matte gold card stock and edged with Prima Marketing Metallic Chalk Edger in “Gold” (the top gold colour of this card stock is just a layer, the edges were white and that didn’t look nice). I glued the purple and the matte gold piece together with liquid glue and foam taped (one millimetre thick) this to a crème coloured card base to finish of this card.
I would like to submit this card to the following challenges:
SSS Monday Challenge: “Make your own Background”: http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/?p=8398
SSS Wednesday Challenge: “For a Special Lady/Girl:
Deep Ocean Challenge: “Dots and/or Stripes”:
The Ribbon Girl: “Anything Goes”:
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: “Anything Goes”:
Colour Crazy Challenge: “Anything Goes”:
Art Impressions: “Let’s Watercolour”:
Sweet Stampin: “Anything but Birthday”
with this card I made it in the Top 3:
Allsorts Challenge: “Ladies and Girls”:
For my next card I used the same stamp sets and stencil: I used no 46 from the Gansai Tambi watercolour set used on the other card, finished of the edges of this piece with Distress Ink in the colour “Rusty Hinge” and I used Viva Decor’s Modelling Cream in the colour “Champagne” with the stencil. I matted this piece on some real dark green card stock that I edged with Memento’s “Northern Pine” and glued on some sequins (“Satin Gold” and “Satin Copper” from Cartwright’s Sequins and some other sequins from my stash).
For the third card I used no 44 from the Gansai Tambi watercolour set, finished of the edges with Distress Ink in the colour “Walnut Stain” and used Viva Decor’s Modelling Cream in the colour “Bronze” with the stencil. I matted this piece on a dark red piece of card stock that I edged with Distress Ink in the colour “Aged Mahogany” and finished the card with some sequins from my stash.
I had a lot of fun creating these mixed media cards and I’m thinking that maybe I should do this more often! Do you use mixed media a lot on your card, for backgrounds, for example?
Wishing you all a creative day!