Happy Day! Kim here on the blog today sharing a quick little card that was so satisfying to make! Why? Because I love dabbling in mixed media art supplies and when I can bring it into a card to give, it’s a win-win!
First I cut a piece of Creative Scrapbooker Super Stock to work from. This 110 lb, bright white cardstock is my go-to foundation for scrapbooking and cardmaking. It holds up to everything I throw at it, it is my ‘workhorse’ in my craft room.
I added a thin layer of gesso with an old credit card. I added 3 small blobs [such a technical term!] of acrylic paint to my Tim Holtz glass mat. I used a wet brush to add my paint to the background. Honestly, this step could also be done with a dry brush, it would give more opaque coverage. I like the colour tone variation with the wet brush.
I stamped my Dina Wakley image with Distress Ink. Because I used gesso and acrylic paint, the ink stays wet, it does not absorb into the paper. I embossed with a clear embossing powder, which leaves such a yummy texture!
My sentiment is an old Momenta metal banner. I had adhered my card onto a card base using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L’s Ultra Strong E-Z Runner Grand, It is perfect for the weight of the CSM Superstock and any little wobbles caused from the wet media.
I’m really happy with the end result and am a firm believer that you can’t have too many thank you cards on hand!
CSM Super Stock
Ranger Dina Wakley Media Gesso
Ranger Dina Wakley Media Acrylic Paints
Ranger Distress Ink
Stampers Anonymous Dina Wakley Media: Friends to the End
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Ultra E-Z Grand Runner
Clear embossing powder
Momenta metal banner sentimentGrab your copy of the winter issue of Creative Scrapbooker Magazine before it comes off the newsstands! It’s packed with inspiration, techniques and must-haves!