Thursday, February 22, 2018
Today I am sharing a quick Mixed Media card using Happy Together and Grunge Elements 2 from Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps.
I love the Happy Together stamp set with the different sentiments and sweet silhouette images- perfect for friendship, Valentine’s Day and just overall general encouragement!
Also, don’t forget for every $60 purchase (not including discounts or shipping), you can receive the February stamp of the month- Hoppy Easter- isn’t he cute looking down at his Easter egg? Plus, Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps has free shipping and handling on your $75 order (in the US) so this is a great deal!!
I incorporated Fab Friday #131 SketchChallenge along with the A Bit More Time To Craft #62 “Anything Goes” Challenge and the Dies R Us #91 “Tag, You’re It”Challenge into the design.
If you have not had a chance to visit the above challenge sites or the SNSS Blog/FB Page yet, I encourage you to do so- gorgeous inspiration from all!
To create this card:
1). Using distress oxide inks- Broken China and Peacock Feathers, tap the ink onto a silicone craft mat, lightly spritz with water and place a piece of white cardstock into the ink. Lift up and continue to repeat the process until you are satisfied with the background (drying with a heat tool as you proceed). Ink the heart image from Grunge Elements 2 with Peacock Feathers distress oxide ink and stamp onto the panel.
2). Once the panel is dry, trim and mount onto a piece of black cardstock.
3). De-static a piece of white cardstock with an embossing powder tool, stamp the Happy Together image with archival black ink, apply clear embossing powder and heat set with the heat tool. Die cut the panel with a stitched banner die, sponge Broken China and Peacock Feathers distress oxide over the background and add a few hearts with the heart image from Grunge Elements 2. Mount onto another banner die cut from black cardstock and adhere to the card front with dimensional foam. (FYI- I originally had the black flag below the sentiment and did not like the look so die cut another white flag banner and mounted after the fact- now you know:-)).
4). Using a water brush, apply splatter the background with a bit of Black Soot distress ink.
5). De-static a scrap piece of black cardstock with an embossing powder tool, stamp the sentiment from Happy Together with clear embossing ink, apply white embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool. Hand trim and mount onto the card front.
6). Finish off the card using a clear glitter pen to add shimmer to the hearts (hard to see in the photo) and a few Grey Mist Nuvo Jewel Drops.
Hindsight being 20/20, I probably should have used watercolor paper versus plain white cardstock but I need to order a pure white watercolor paper- all I have right now has an ivory tint and I prefer white :-)
Ink/Mediums: Versafine™ Onyx Black, Versamark™; Tim Holtz® Distress Oxide- Broken China, Peacock Feathers, TH Black Soot Distress Ink , Spectrum Noir™ Clear Glitter Pen, Nuvo™ Grey Mist Jewel Drops
Paper/Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black
Acessories/Tools: Big Shot™, MFT Jumbo Stitched Fishtail Banner STAX Dies; Embossing Buddy®, White and Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool
Thanks again for taking the time to stop by- hugs and I hope you have a fabulous week, sweet friends!