Welcome! I had the idea for a messy mixed media card with fall-color die cut leaves on a brick embossed background. I have to say, this was a really fun creative journey.
The first card is for my friend Paul who thinks I am a mixed media artist and is always encouraging me to do more art. I especially like how the blue panel shows through the leaves on the birthday card.
After the splatters dried, I distressed the edges with more Espresso Ink and a finger dauber.
I made a brown top folding A2 card base and then assembled my card. I glued the brick panel directly to the card base but used Instant Dimension Foam Tape to adhere the blue panel to the bricks. I glued the leaves at a jaunty angle and added a small bow.
I love the grungy vintage look of these two cards.
I really like dimension when I am designing a card and Altenew’s Instant Dimension Foam Tape will keep me stocked for quite a while. It is a big wheel of double sided foam tape that is about 1/2″ wide and 8’+ long PLUS the release paper is floral and quite fun! I found using foam tape really makes my projects pop.
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Don’t you just love bright summery colors? I’ve been thinking about making a shimmery rainbow hued tag set and I thought now was the perfect time. Recently, I started making my own glitter cardstock, and I have been loving the subtle sparkle it adds to my projects!
I taped some watercolor paper to a hard board and brushed water over the surface with a #18 brush.
Next, I mixed Altenew Dye Inks with Iridescent Shimmer Spray (no water was added) and I painted the mixture on the wet watercolor paper. I wanted an intense color so I applied three layers but I didn’t bother to let it dry in between.
I wanted to make a bunch of cards so I set up an assembly line. I cut cardstock panels to fit in my Misti Stamping Tool and stamped one bird on the left, rotated the panel upside down, reinserted the panel and then stamped a second bird on the clean half.
I stamped my outlines with Pigment Ink for a nice dark outline and let them dry overnight so there was no risk of smearing. You could also heat set to speed up the process.
I then positioned the layering stamps in two Mistis. I was careful to line up the stamps so I could then stamp quickly. I put the first layering stamp on the left in Misti 1, the second layering stamp went on the right in Misti 1 and the third layer went in Misti #2. This way I was able to stamp all the cards in assembly line fashion.
I repeated this technique with the two layering stamps for the bird’s head.
While I had my supplies out, I made a companion birthday card.
Colors used for stamping the birthday card: Peach Perfect, Orange Crush, Brown Paper Bag, Mountain Mist, Volcano Lake.
I made a sparkly custom background by mixing Volcano Lake ink with Shimmer Spray. I applied three layers to wet watercolor paper. You can’t see the shimmer in the photos but it is beautiful in person.
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Die Cutting Floral Images From Acrylic Gelli Plate Prints
Recently, I spent a fun day making Acrylic Gel Press Monoprints and thought it would be fun to die-cut some of the images and make a few high contrast colorful birthday cards. I used my favorite Altenew Craft-A-Flower kit, Cosmos Layering Dies for each of my projects.
I sorted through my prints and selected bright colors that I thought would look nice on a card. The first print was loosely brayered with turquoise and brown acrylic ink. The flowers were die cut from three monoprint panels: orange/red/gold; olive/yellow/gold and the whitish elements were cut from panels where I brayered off ink in between prints, so they have more white areas. My sentiment is from an ancient labeler I had at the house.
I love the background on this next card! I put blue, yellow and olive on my press and then brayered gold over the Narrow Brick Stencil, which gives a beautiful textured look. I used the Rounded Rectangles Die Set to trim down my panel.
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Hello and welcome! This is my design team card for Watercooler Wednesday\’s \”All About Occasions\” Challenge. Kath is our hostess.
I wanted to make a mixed media card and this is the bold look I came up with. I started by spreading gesso on the cardstock with a card. I let it dry and then used diluted watercolors to paint my background. After the panel was dry, I spritzed it with shimmer spray, which gives the background a pretty sheen. Next I stamped with the script background stamp. I finished by heat embossing the tree. I wanted a lot of texture so I heat embossed the tree twice.