I was inspired by the gorgeous green and white and
created my Mixed Media card by upcycling some acrylic packaging material (this is the first time I tried heat embossing on the acrylic :-)).
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.
Apply Gesso® to a
piece of Whisper White cardstock and set aside to dry.
Once dried, apply Ranger®
Tim Holtz® Mowed Lawn and Squeezed Lemonade Distress Stains, dilute with water
and allow to run over the background- dry with the Heat Tool.
Keep repeating the
above until you are satisfied with the color and results.
Ink the border stamp
from Summer Silhouettes with Garden Green Classic Ink and stamp over the
background at the bottom.
Add Ranger® Tim Holtz®
Picket Fence Distress Stain to tone down the green color and use the Big Shot™ with the Heart Collection
Framelits™ to cut out the heart opening.
Apply Studio 490®
Wendy Vecchi® Crackled Texture Paste (using the Balzar Designs® Mini
Punchenella stencil) over the background
and carefully dry with the Heat Tool.
Add additional Ranger®
Tim Holtz® Mowed Lawn Distress Stain and when the desired effect has been achieved,
spray the texture paste area with Frost White Shimmer Paint.
Ink the retired
Notable Notions script stamp with Garden Green Classic Ink and stamp onto the
On a piece of acrylic
plastic packaging, use the Embossing Buddy® to de-static the acrylic, ink the
retired Hello Doily background stamp with Versamark™ Ink, stamp onto the
acrylic, apply Stampin’ Emboss® White Embossing Powder and carefully heat with
the Heat Tool. ***Note- as I mentioned above, this is the
first time I ever tried this and it did warp the plastic a bit, plus a fair amount of odor but it did work :-) ***
Trim the plastic and
adhere behind the prepared background panel.
|Close-up of embossing paste and embossed acrylic panel behind heart :-)|
Mount the panel onto
a piece of Garden Green cardstock, trim and mount onto the Whisper White card base.
Ink the sentiment from
the retired Express Yourself stamp set with Garden Green Classic Ink and stamp onto
Whisper White cardstock, trim and create the banner points using the Hexagon
Punch and layer a strip of Garden Green cardstock behind the sentiment
(punching the ends as well with the Hexagon Punch).
Mount the sentiment onto
the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals®.
Create the rolled
flowers with the Big Shot™ and the Royal Rose and Mini Royal Rose Die (My
Favorite Things™) from Whisper White cardstock.
Adhere the flowers to
the front of the card along with the leaves punched from Garden Green cardstock
(with the Martha Stewart Leaf Punch) .
Ink the butterflies
using Stāz-On® Jet Black Ink and stamp onto Whisper White cardstock. Add a bit of yellow to their wings with the
So Saffron Stampin’ Write marker, punch out with the Elegant Butterfly Punch
and mount onto the card front.
Add Pearls to the
corners and the sentiment to finish off the card.
Papillon Potpourri, Summer Silhouettes; retired - Express Yourself (hostess), Notable
Notions, Hello Doily
Ink: Garden Green
Classic Ink, Stāz-On Jet Black, Versamark™; Stampin’ Write So Saffron Marker, Ranger® Tim Holtz® Distress Stains-
Mowed Lawn, Squeezed Lemonade, Picket Fence
White, Garden Green
Accessories: Gesso®, Big
Shot™, Heart Collection Framelits™, MFT
Royal Mini Rose and Royal Rose Dies, Punches-
Elegant Butterfly, Hexagon, MS Leaf, Pearls, Studio 490® Wendy Vecchi® Crackled Texture Paste, Balzar Designs® Mini Punchenella stencil,
Embossing Buddy®, Stampin’ Emboss® White
Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, acrylic packaging, Frost White Shimmer Paint
OK, for the MIX121 Challenge, we were supposed to use at least four mediums...this card has Gesso®, Crackled Texture Paste, Distress Stains and Classic Ink, Pigment Inks (Versamark Ink and Stāz-On Jet Black), Embossing Powder, Shimmer Paint and Found Objects - by my count, at least six mediums :-)
Anyway, I had a great time creating this card and I hope you pick a style and come play along with us at The Card Concept!
Thanks for stopping by- have a wonderful week, my friends!