Monday, October 7, 2019
Happy Monday! I had a chance to create a Clean and Simple Mixed Media card last night using the retired stamp set, With Gratitude from Stampin’ Up! It has been years since I had a chance to ink up this set and with the leaves starting to change here on the East Coast, I was in the mood for an Autumn/Fall card :-)
I decided to use the PP462 Joanne’s theme “Gratitude,Thankful for You” Challenge at The Paper Players along with the Joy of Sets#010 Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge (diagonal leaves, Watercolor/Smooching, Embossing) and the Simon Says Monday “Fall/Autumn” Challenge.
If you have not had a chance to drop by the above challenge sites yet, I hope you do so- gorgeous inspiration from all!
Ink the leaf image from With Gratitude using Versafine™ Onyx Black onto white cardstock and heat set with a heat tool. Watercolor the image with water-based markers and use the heat tool in between layers. Once you are satisfied with the coloring, add shimmer with a clear glitter pen and copper shimmer paint.
Watercolor the background with distress ink and use the same distress ink with the “smooching” technique- pressing the ink onto a piece of acetate, smoosh with a bit of water and press onto the background. Heat with a heat tool and die cut the panel with a stitched rectangle die.
Emboss the card front with a woodgrain embossing folder, mount the watercolor die cut image with dimensional foam (or chipboard).
Emboss the sentiment with gold embossing powder, trim and mount onto the card front with dimensional foam (or chipboard).
Use a paintbrush with water to splatter a bit of white shimmer paint over the background to finish off the card.
Stamp Sets: With Gratitude (retired Stampin’ Up!)
Ink/Mediums: Versafine™ Onyx Black, Versamark™, Stampin’ Write Markers- Cherry Cobbler, Pumpkin Pie, Tangerine Tango, retired Dusty Durango; Tumbled Glass and Broken China Distress Ink; Copper and Frost White Shimmer Paint, Spectrum Noir™ Clear Glitter Pen
Cardstock/Paper: Whisper White
Accessories: Big Shot™ , MFT A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX Set 1; Woodgrain Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder, AquaPainter™, Embossing Buddy®, Gold Embossing Powder, Heat Tool
Thanks again for taking the time to stop by! I hope all of you have a wonderful week and drop by again soon!