Mixed Media Card




I started off with a white card base and a smaller sized topper. Using STAMPlorations Scribbly Splattery Grunge stamp set, I randomly stamped all over the topper using Versamark, and then used white embossing powder. You could also use clear embossing powder, but my Versamark was a little grubby as I’d accidentally stamped on it with a stamp that had residue black ink, and it showed on the cardstock.

After heat embossing, using distress inks (Dried Marigold and Broken China), I sponged all over the topper randomly. I then took a piece of cheesecloth and cut it slightly larger than the topper, and sponged around the edges, using the same colours as before.

I then stuck it to the back of the topper using a tape runner.  Using wet glue, I then added the two to the cardbase.

At this point I had no idea how I was going to finish this card off. I first thought of adding a large flower, but didn’t want to cover up too much of the image below as I loved the look of it.

I finally decided to cut out “Happy Birthday” from Spellbinders Sentiments 3 die set.

Once again using the same distress colours, I sponged some scrap paper in both colours, then cut the words out twice – once in each colour, and mounted them slightly askew so both colours could be seen.

I added the greeting across the card on a slight angle and added a few sequins.

I am adding this card to the STAMPlorations Theme and Sketch Challenge, as well as the STAMPlorations Never-Ending Anything Goes Challenge.

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