Wednesday, February 18, 2015

TCC29 Feel Better Soon Mixed Media Card :-)

Hi Stampers!!

It’s time for the new Card Concept #29 “Get Well” Challenge and I had so much fun creating this Mixed Media card (I tried to keep it a bit simpler but it still has quite a few steps) :-)  

The Card Concept is a bi-weekly challenge that has an inspiration photo along with a number of design styles that you can choose from to create your card- Clean and Simple, Clean and Graphic, Clean and Layered, Shabby Chic, Freestyle Collage, Classy and Elegant and Mixed Media.

I was inspired by the bright colors and textures of the crocheted stars...I hope you will have a chance to check out the restof the Design Team projects and create your own project to join in on the fun!

I also decided to incorporate the Splitcoaststampers MIX100 Hue, Tint and Shade Challenge (click here to see the MIX100 Gallery).  

To create this card:

Using a palette knife, apply Gesso on a piece of Whisper White cardstock, allowing it to dry (I like to use a Heat Tool to speed up the drying process). 

The card is a bit brighter IRL- the glare on the butterfly wings made it a bit difficult to photograph :-)
Once the background has dried, apply various Ranger® Tim Holtz® Distress Stains – Salty Ocean, Picked Raspberry, Seedless Preserves  and Old Paper to a craft mat (spritzing with water), lay the Gesso background face down and pull and twist through the ink on the mat.  

Pick up the Gesso background paper, rotate to allow the inks to drain down the panel and dry with the Heat Tool.  Repeat the process until the background is the color and design that you desire (this is a trial and error type process, no right or wrong- love it!!).  

Once this layer has dried, ink the background stamp, Script using Tim Holtz® Old Paper Distress Ink and using your fingers to apply pressure to the paper, stamp randomly and partially across the background panel.

Ink the floral stamp from Elements of Style using Stāz-On Jet Black Ink and stamp onto the background.   Add additional color to the floral images using Rexel® Derwent® Watercolour Pencils.

Using the Balzar Designs® Mini Punchenella stencil, apply Studio 490® Wendy Vecchi® Crackled Texture Paste to the upper corner of the panel and heat with the Heat Tool to speed up the drying process. 

Once dried add additional Ranger® Tim Holtz® Picked Raspberry and Seedless Preserves Distress Stain and again, allow to dry. Tear the edges of the panel by hand and curl a bit with your finger.

Using the large splatter stamp from Gorgeous Grunge (along with Ranger® Tim Holtz® Old Paper Distress Ink) repeatedly stamp onto the Whisper White card base.

Mount the torn background panel onto the card front on an angle.
Ink the sentiment using Stāz-On Jet Black Ink and stamp onto Whisper White cardstock.  

Trim and punch the ends with the Hexagon Punch and mount onto the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals®.

Stamp the butterflies from Papillon Potpourri onto Whisper White cardstock using Stāz-On Jet Black Ink.  Use Stampin’ Write markers- Marina Mist and Pink Pirouette to color the butterflies, punch out using the Elegant Butterfly Punch and apply Mod-Podge® to the butterfly wings.

Once dried, mount the butterflies to the card front (I like to use Hot Glue for better adhesion). 

Add the white highlights using a Faber-Castelle® White Pitt Pen marker and add the Pearls to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets:  Papillon Potpourri, Gorgeous Grunge, Elements of Style (retired), Script background (retired)

Ink: Stāz-On Jet Black Ink, Stampin’ Write Markers- Marina Mist and Pink Pirouette Ranger® Tim Holtz® Salty Ocean, Picked Raspberry, Seedless Preserves and Old Paper Distress Stains; Ranger® Tim Holtz® Old Paper Distress Ink, Faber-Castelle® White Pitt Pen marker, Rexel® Derwent® Watercolour Pencils

Paper: Whisper White

Accessories: Elegant Butterfly Punch, Hexagon Punch (for sentiment banner points), Gesso, Balzar Designs® Mini Punchenella stencil, Gesso, Studio 490® Wendy Vecchi® Crackled Texture Paste, Mod Podge®, Pearls, Spritzer Bottle, Craft Mat, Heat Tool and Hot Glue Gun (both optional)

Thanks again for taking the time to stop by- again, I hope you will find the time to visit us at The Card Concept and join in on the fun!!


Lea Lawson said...

This is beautiful!!

LauraJane:) said...

LOVE the random stamping!

laurie said...

Hi Julie! Your card is just stunning. I love your style, so beautiful!

Kristie Goulet said...

This is gorgeous, Julie!

Yoonsun Hur said...

Amazing! So Artsy!! Love your mixed media!!!

Grá O'Neill said...

Fabulous card, great background. Love the colours & textures :)

Narelle Farrugia said...

Oh wow Julie! I just love your cards and all the details you add. The longer I look, the more detail I find!

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