Happy weekend crafty friends! How was your week? I hope you had a great week! Today I am sharing my take on a “mixed media” style card! I love the style and I am always drawn to those cards with a mixed media style! So I decided to give it a try! Let me know what you think!
I started by stamping 3 butterfly images from the Hero Arts – New Butterfly stamp set. You can’t see the third one, but it is glued inside the card! I stamped 3 butterfly images onto Canson XL watercolor card stock. I used clear embossing ink by WOW and gold embossing powder by Ranger. I used my Gansai Tambi water colors to color each butterfly image. I used the wet on wet technique for my watercoloring today. Once my water coloring was complete I used Brea Reese glitter ink to add some extra shine. I wish my photos would capture all the sparkle! I then set these aside and worked to create my background!
I took out an A2 sized panel of watercolor card stock. I used 2 colors of Gansai tambi (Blush Gold and Gold) to create the background. I placed both of these colors on an acrylic block and added a spritz of water. I then “smooshed” the acrylic block onto the card stock, I completed this several times to achieve the look I was going for. I chose to use the block to allow me more control of where I was placing the ink. Once the panel was completely dry I used a stamp from the Vibes stamp set – Unity Stamp Company to add some texture using Distress Oxide Ink – Walnut Stain. I added a few black splatters, as well as Perfect Pearls in Gold and Bronze for added texture and shine. To complete my card I added a few gold glitter sequins.
I had fun creating my take on a mixed media card! I can’t wait to try this again! I am entering this card into the challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes (Hero Arts)
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- Stamps: Hero Arts – New Day Butterflies, Vibes stamp set – Unity Stamp Company
- Coloring Medium/Ink: Gansai Tambi Water colors, Brea Reese Glitter Ink
- Paper: Canson Water Color Paper XL
- Other: Distress Oxide Ink – Walnut Stain, Perfect Pearls Gold and Bronze