Hello, Stephanie here with a card using one of the new release sets All About You
and an older set called Floral Greetings
. I love both of these sets, All About you
has lots of awesome sentiments and I love the flowers and sentiments in Floral Greetings
. This card came together quickly since there was no coloring involved, I stamped and embossed. Please keep Korin and her family in your thoughts and prayers as they move to their new home this weekend.
Hello! It's Monika
here today with a mixed media project. I have always loved mixed media, but usually I don't have enough time to work on complex projects... while this project started out as a quick 'mixed media' card, I decided I shouldn't rush it... so I made it step-by-step, day-by-day, letting everything air dry...
It started out with a regular 5-1/2" x 4-1/4" piece of heavy cardstock. First I adhered some torn book pages to the cardstock, then I painted it over with white Gesso. Next I adhered some art stones, lace and dry wall tape to the background, using Gesso... it's a great adhesive...
Next came the messy part... coloring the background:
I used red mist from Maya Road and yellow mist from Michael's... I had to add yellow mica powder to the yellow to make it brighter...
While it didn't look great at first, after adding the embellishments, it all came together.
The greeting is from Be Encouraged clear stamp set
, my go to stamp set these days... I love the inspirational words!
The embellishments were so much fun to put together... you can get really creative and use odd items, recycled materials... really, anything that you can put your hands on... I mostly used my Hot Glue Gun to adhere the embellishments... along with Soft Gloss Gel which is another great adhesive especially when you are looking for flexibility or applying glitter...
As I love butterflies, I added some pretty ones. The images are from Majestic Monarchs clear stamp set
... while I used the now retired coordinating dies, the images are easy enough to hand cut. They are backed with black cardstock to add a nice contrast to the yellow...
Thanks for stopping by,
Intimidated by watercoloring? Try this...To create the watercolored frame, attach the swirly scribble flower upside down on an acrylic block and paint color burst on the back of the stamp. Give it a little spritz of water and stamp onto heavy card stock. Bristol board was used here but water color paper or mixed media paper would also work. If you do not have Color Burst, use any water based marker like Tombows to color on the back of the stamp and give it a spritz of water. Clean the stamp and continue to randomly stamp flowers around the panel. It might look a little messy, but just wait until the next step! When completely dry, turn the stamp right side up on the block and emboss the flower outline over the watercolored flowers. Now it's lookin' good! The little swirly flower was used to fill in the gaps and a little messy stitching was added to the frame. Color Burst was painted on the honeycomb stamp from the Sweet as Honey
set, stamped on a separate panel, and spritzed with water to lighten. The frame was popped up onto this panel using foam tape. The sentiments, bees and sequins were added to finish the card.
The second card was made using the same sweet combo but with a completely different look. Distress Oxide inks were sponged onto white Neenah card stock and over stamped with the honeycomb. The Honeycomb was also stamped on a plain white panel and spritzed with watered down oxide ink. The panels were cut with curvy edges and stitched together to make the base for the card. The bees and flower were colored with Copic Markers and popped onto the card. The sentiment was stamped twice, once on the card and once on scrap card stock in a different color to add contrast. A few sequins were added to finish the card!
Please note that while the store is open for shopping,
shipping will resume on August 4th after the big move!
I hope you've BEEn inspired!
Thanks so much for stopping by...have a wonderful Sunday!
Today I am sharing this card using the Sweet as Honey
stamp set from this month's release. There's something about bee stamps that is hard to resist and this set has some wonderful text to go with it!
I sponged yellow ink, then used the images with 2 of the sentiments to create a collage background and popped up one bee on the side.
Have a great day!