Thursday, October 30, 2014

a Wink and a Nod to Mixed Media in Cardmaking

Hello!
Samantha here on this Halloween eve! :D

I have a super FUN card to share that I made with AMAZING products from the Butterfly Reflections Ink store! Here's a little snippet of what this post is all about!


Oh yes! Lots of layers, texture and fun!!
Ok, here's the full card:


First I used some gelatos to create the blue background. I scribbled them onto some Tim Holtz Watercolor paper and then added lots of water with a paintbrush to blend and move the colors around! I also finished off the color (once it was dry!) with some Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink on a few of the edges! But you could totally create the SAME look with watercolors!

Then I stamped a few the adorable and beautiful small, text style sentiments from the Over the Rainbow Butterfly Reflections Ink EXCLUSIVE stamp set multiple times. I also did some 2nd generation stamping with the same sentiments. Then I stamped some of the small clustered stars in Tumbled Glass Distress Ink to add a little more interest, without being distracting.


I used some white embossing paste and this AWESOME raindrop stencil over the whole thing and then splattered some black mist in a few places! I finished the card off with some wood veeners - these star ones are seriously made for the Butterfly Reflections Ink stamps!! Ha! A match made in heaven! Then I used some wink of stella in clear to add a tiny bit of sparkle to the stars!
I masked the sentiment off to make it fit on the bottom of the card, to finish it off!

I hope you like it! Have you ever tried any mixed media? I'm totally falling in love with it, but I'm still such a newbie to that art!! Ha!
Head on over to the Butterfly Reflections Ink shop and meet all of your Mixed Media - heck - ANY media needs! lol! I literally always have a full cart!!

Thanks again!
~Samantha

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