Monday, April 20, 2015

Another Christmas in April- A Vintage Mixed Media Card

Hi Stampers!!

I wanted to create a Mixed Media card using the Splitcoaststampers’ Mix-Ability MIX116 “Fill It In” Challenge- this is a challenge to partially stamp an image and fill in the unstamped area with your own design such as doodling, etc. (see details here and gallery here).  

I did not have too many images that I thought would work with this technique, but finally chose this retired Christmas stamp and hand drew additional holly leaves and berries on the right hand side of the ornament :-)

I also incorporated a watercolor background for the Splitcoaststampers' WT527 Challenge (see details here and gallery here) as well the CC512 Challenge colors again (since they were still on my desk)- see details here and gallery here.

Again, I hope you will take the time to visit the above sites- the Splitcoaststampers Design Team creations are always fabulous as well as the galleries!

To create this card:

Use a foam brush to apply Gesso® to a piece of Natural White cardstock and allow the panel to dry (or you can use a Heat Tool to speed up the drying process).

Once dried, apply Champagne and Silver Metallic Faber-Castell Gelatos® spritz with water and spread to cover the panel. Continue to layer a few more colors- Iced Chai and Metallic Melon, again spritzing with water and drying with the Heat Tool.

Ink the retired Christmas Collage background stamp with Stāz-On® Jet Black Ink and stamp over the panel  (lightly pressing in certain areas to give the impression of an aged image). 

Apply Ranger® Tim Holtz® Distress Stains- Bundled Sage, Festive Berry, Picked Raspberry and Chipped Sapphire, spritz with water, turn to allow the stain to spread onto the prepared panel and dry with the Heat Tool. 

Carefully dab off the color using a cloth in areas where the stain is too dark (until you are satisfied with the results). 

Use a foam brush to apply Mod Podge® over the panel and allow to thoroughly dry.

Trim and mount onto a piece of Blushing Bride cardstock, trim and mount onto a piece of Rich Razzleberry cardstock.

Ink the Christmas Bauble stamp using Stāz-On® Jet Black Ink and use a baby wipe to remove part of the image on the right (opposite the holly at the top of the ornament).

Use a Faber-Castell® Black XS Pitt Pen marker to draw the holly and berries into the ornament side on the right and add a few holly leaves at the bottom of the ornament to balance the design.  Also draw the lines on the ornament to create the “ribbon” stripes.

Use an AquaPainter™ with Classic Ink to color the ornament- Blushing Bride as a wash over the ornament, Mossy Meadow for the leaves and Rich Razzleberry for the stripes, berries and loops areas in the center.

Once dried, use Stampin’ Write Markers to add more definition and shadows- Blushing Bride for the lighter areas of the ornament, Rich Razzleberry for the stripes and berries, Mossy Meadow for the leaves and shadows with Sahara Sand.

Use a White Faber-Castell® Pitt Pen marker to add highlights to the berries and scallops on the ornament.

Fussy-cut the modified ornament image, add a layer of Mod Podge® over the entire image and once dried, add the gold cord around the top of the ornament and mount to the background panel with Stampin’ Dimensionals®.

Mount the entire panel onto the Blushing Bride card base.

Stamp the sentiment using Stāz-On® Jet Black Ink (or use a My Digital Studio image printed onto Whisper White cardstock- which is what I used for this card).

Punch the image with the XL Oval Punch, use an AquaPainter™ to apply a wash of Blushing Bride Classic Ink and stamp the large splatter stamp from Gorgeous Grunge using Sahara Sand Classic Ink.

Once the sentiment is dry, use a Sponge Dauber to apply Sahara Sand Classic Ink to the edges, adhere to two Rich Razzleberry ovals punched from the XL Oval Punch (overlapped and mounted behind the sentiment so you can only see a bit of the Rich Razzleberry layer) and add a layer of Mod Podge®.

Add the sentiment using Stampin’ Dimensionals® and finish off the card using Pearls in the center of the ornament.

Stamp Sets: Christmas Bauble, Christmas Collage, Bells & Boughs (MDS verison)

Ink: Blushing Bride, Mossy Meadow, Rich Razzleberry, Sahara Sand; Stampin’ Write markers- Blushing Bride, Mossy Meadow, Rich Razzleberry, Sahara Sand;  Ranger® Tim Holtz® Distress Stains- Bundled Sage, Festive Berries, Picked Raspbe, Chipped Sapphire; Faber-Castell® Metallic Gelatos®- Champagne, Silver, Iced Chai, Melon, White and Black Pitt Pen Markers

Paper: Naturals and Whisper White, Blushing Bride, Rich Razzleberry

Accessories: Gesso®, Foam Brush, Gold Cord, Mod Podge®, XL Oval Punch, Pearls


Thanks again for taking the time to stop by- it is such an encouragement to me!  Have a wonderful week, my friends!

2 comments:

Alshandra said...

Gorgeous card Julie. I like the look of mixed media but don't always get to use it on my cards (and don't always know what I'm doing!!) Thanks for the step by step instructions explaining what you did. I love the overall effect - gorgeous Christmas card!!

Lee Perkins said...

You may be the most talented card maker online. This is so beautiful, but I have loved every single one of your posted cards!

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