Wednesday, May 27, 2015

TCC36- Happy Anniversary Mixed Media Card

Hi Stampers!!

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 :-)).

I combined our Card Concept challenge with the Splitcoaststampers’  MIX121 “It’s Summer- Better Work Those Quads” Challenge (see details here and gallery here), the TLC521 "Negative and Positive" Challenge (see details here and gallery here) and The Friday Mash Up! FM210 "Butterflies and Lace" Challenge (I think the embossed doily qualifies as lace...don't you)?

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.  

So I hope you have time to gather your supplies together, stop by to check out the inspiration from the rest of the Design Team and come join in on the fun!! 

To create this card:

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 background.

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  :-) ***
Close-up of embossing paste and embossed  acrylic panel behind heart :-)
Trim the plastic and adhere behind the prepared background panel.
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.

Stamp Sets:  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

Paper: Whisper 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!


sandie said...

such awesome texture and layers-gorgeous card x

Agi said...

Lovely card with beautiful green colour. :)

Heidi Weaver said...

Oh my, Julie! What a gorgeous card! As usual, your creation takes my breath away. Love the combination of lace, flowers and butterflies. This is truly a work of art. Thanks so much for joining the Friday Mashup Challenge this week.

Karen said...

Your card is so stunning. Thanks you so much for including the instructions. I have lots of ideas for creating mixed media, however, never seem to get to it.

Pat said...

Just the butterflies alone are fantastic, added to everything else -- So gorgeous - every step and element! What a wonderful talent you have and so pleased you're using it.

LauraJane:) said...

That doily heart is amazing...definitely worth your efforts in creating it!

laurie said...

I agree, that doily is awesome! What a pretty card!

Lisa said...

The butterflies look like they are going to flutter right off the card, wonderful job!

Thanks for joining us at The Friday Mashup!

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