Hello! Last year, a cardmaking friend gave me a 1968 dictionary that was part of a classroom set that was no longer used. I thought it was time to use a page or two in my cardmaking. I\’ve also been fascinated by some of the ATC\’s (artist trading cards) that I\’ve been seeing on Instagram so that was the inspiration for this card.
Mixed Media Greeting Card
I wanted a rough, colorful background, so I applied pink, orange and red acrylic ink to mixed media paper with a brayer. After the paint dried, I used the brayer to apply aqua ink over the Narrow Bricks Stencil. I let this dry and then used the accent leaves from the Tea Time set and the greenery from the Billowing Blossoms stamp to randomly stamp on the background. For the ATC look, I used the Rounded Rectangles to die-cut my background panel. The sentiment is from The Birthday Greetings Set. With black ink, I inked the edges of the background and the sentiment strips and then applied Tea Party Enamel Dots for the center of the flowers.
Gelli Plate Monoprint Card
Next, I used the Smile More Bundle to stamp and die cut the daisies. I again watercolored with watercolor pencils.
This was a very fun card to make!
2 thoughts on “Mixed Media ATC Card”
You are amazing with that Gel Press. I can't choose a favorite but I do love the details of your orange background with the gold highlights. My gel press is still in its package. Yo inspire me to get it out!
I will say that gel press printing is addicting! Have fun and thank you for your kind words!