Hi everyone, today I would like to show you a mixed media birthday card that I created using the Mixed Media Place “January 2018“ challenge mood board as my inspiration. Where I live it’s winter now and I’m longing for spring and summer so I decided on flowers to symbolize spring/summer when nature is in full bloom!
First of all I got inspired by the two pictures in the right bottom hand corner showing repetitive patterns. I die cut a rectangle panel from some white linen textured card stock and painted some of the Finnabair Art Alchemy Sparks Acrylic Paint in the colour “Fairy Wings“ on this panel focusing on the left bottom hand corner. Then I added my own repetitive pattern to the project using a The Crafter’s Workshop stencil called “Magic Ladder“ (TCW756s) and some The Crafter’s Workshop Black Modeling Paste“ (TCW9009). Then I set this panel aside to dry.
Next I worked on the other embellishments for this card:
first I mixed some Finnabair Art Alchemy Acrylic Paint in the colour “Mermaid Teal“ with some The Crafter’s Workshop “Clear Modeling Paste“ (TCW9008) to create a home-made coloured modeling paste and this coloured paste I applied over one of the flowers from the The Crafter’s Workshop stencil called “Big Wreath“ (TCW721s). This way I created a multiple of flowers on several pieces of card stock and then set them aside to dry. When the coloured modeling paste was dry I fussy cut the flowers out leaving a small white border. Then I applied some VersaMarker on the hearts of the flowers and heat embossed with Wow “Metallic Silver“ embossing powder.
For the blue flowers I stamped the Crealies Bits & Pieces stamp with number CLBP101 twice onto white card stock and heat embossed with Ranger “White“ Embossing Powder. Then I mixed some of the Prima Marketing Artisan Powder in the colour “French Blue“ with water and coloured the image. When the powder was dry I rubbed the image with a tissue paper and created the look you can see on the card. I added some accents with the VersaMarker and the same silver embossing powder that I used before. Then I fussy cut the flowers out.
To create the feathers I stamped one of the feathers from the Viva Decor “Peacock Feathers“ stamp set onto white card stock using Versafine “Onyx Black“ ink and clear heat embossing afterwards. Then I fussy cut the feathers out.
Next I started working on my sentiment: I stamped one of the sentiments from the Kennedy Grace Creations “Beautiful Blooms - Sweet Rose“ stamp set onto vellum using Versafine “Onyx Black“ ink and I clear heat embossing afterwards. I die cut around the sentiment using the largest die in the Crealies “Double Fun nr. 1“ die set and this way created a banner shape sentiment for my card.
Now I can put the card together: I adhered the rectangle panel that I created first onto a slightly larger matching blue mat using liquid glue and then I adhered these combined mats to a white linen textured card base. I decided on the lay out and adhered all the elements to the card using Ranger Glossy Accents and one and two millimetre thick foam tape. And for my finishing touch I added some Pretty Pink Posh “Sparkling Clear Sequins“ in different sizes (resembling the water droplets from one of the images from the mood board) using Ranger Medium Matte.
And that’s it for today’s spring/summer card, I wish you’ll a creative day!
I would like to submit this card to the following challenges:
- Mixed Media Place: January Challenge;
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