Dreams take flight ATC set – STAMPlorations

Hello everyone, it´s again time for another STAMPlorations Mixed Media tutorial. Today I´d like to share a Artist Trading Card set and the steps, how I created them, with you. Here is what I made:

And now to the steps:

I started with a pink spray ink misted white paper piece on which I placed the Foiled stencil. I then applied watermark/embossing ink thru the stencil onto the paper and then poured a layer of Sticky Embossing Powder over the inked areas.

After heat setting the powder I took some foil sheets (gold) and pressed them onto the sticky areas. The foil sticks to the sticky embossing powder and leaves a nice godl foil surface onto the emboessed powder areas.

Next I took the Feathery clear stamp set and stamped some feathers onto a piece of white cardstock, again using watermark ink and this time embossing with clear embossing powder.

After heat setting the clear embossing powder I applied red and two tones of green Distress Ink onto my working surface, misted the ink areas with water mist and pressed the paper onto the damp ink. I got a really nice and soft hued paper in the process.

Then I just fussy cut the leaves along the edges with small scissors.

At this point I cut the foiled paper into a right size and as a result I had 4 ATC´s. I decorated them with boder stickes (from my older stash). I love using older product on my mixed media projects. It´s a good way of using up stash you necessarily would not use anywhere else.

 After that I splattered some black ink splatters onto the ATCs for additional detail and dimension.

Next I adhered the feathers on place and added some Harvest Moon glitter glue onto them for a fun detail. I let the glitter glue dry a while and then took a wooden stick and scraped the glitter areas a little. This way I was able to remove any concentrated glitter and smoothen it out abit.

Finally I stamped a sentiment several times onto white cardstock and inked it with a light green ink tone. After that I fussy cut the sentiments and adhered them onto the cards. Here is a closeup of the finished ATC.

This is it from me for this year :). I hope you can take some inspiration from my project into the new year. How about making the sentiment your motto for the new year? Do the projects you are dreaming of doing next year and let your creativity loose. Wishing you all a lovely holiday season!! See you in 2019 with fun projects again 🙂 !!!

Happy crafting,
Sanna

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Happy – August Mixed Media Card Challenge reveal

Hello everyone and happy August!!! Since it is the beginning of a new month again, it is also time to share the new Mixed Media August Card Challenge with you. Here it is:

This month´s challenge is to use BUTTERFLIES. Now we all like to use butterflies, don´t we, so I am guessing that there will be quite a few submissions this month. And the optional element this time is gold. So add a hint of gold to your project to make it extra classy and special!!!

And here is a little step-by-step on how I created the card:

I first rubbed three tones of Gelatos onto a white piece of paper, then added some water and by using my finger, mixed the water with the Gelato treated area together. It created a watercolor kind of effect on the background.

Next I applied some purple ink splatters from a spray ink bottle to give the background a more interesting look.

After that I used the The Crafter´s Workshop stencil to apply some metallic texture paste (gold) over the Gelato treated areas. I let the paste air dry and while it was drying, I started with my butterflies.

I first stamped the butterfly image onto the same piece of white paper with VersaMark embossing powder, then poured some Sticky Embossing Powder (by Ranger) over the stamped image, heat set it and quickly added a piece of gold foil over the embossed area and rubbed the foil with my finger onto the surface. That created a lovely golden butterfly which I then „colored“ with green and yellow spray ink tones. After the ink was dry, I fussy cut the butterflies and glued them down onto the card over a piece of golden yarn. I also added some blue faux stitching around the edges and finally dabbed some black Glimmer Glaze here and there for additional detail. The sentiment is stamped with a black ink.

I used blue cardstock as my card base to add more contrast between the card background and the card base.

Hope you have enjoyed this little tutorial and will find time to join in with us at the August challenge!!! Don´t forget to stop by the MMCC blog every once and a while for more card inspiration for this month´s challenge! See you at MMCC, lovelies!!

Happy creating,
xxx, Sanna