As most of you who follow me know by now, that I love learning new techniques! Apart from Jennifer McGuire from whom I’ve learnt tons of techniques, another blog I love where I’ve learnt many strange-to-me techniques, is the CAS Mixed Media card Challenge blog. Making a clean and simple mixed media card is always a challenge, as mixed media in itself normally means an overload of paints, embellishments and layers! I so enjoy it though as I always learn new techniques, and I love a double challenge!
So this card was made using this technique by Loll Thompson. It was really easy to do and this is what my tissue paper looked like after I had soaked up all the wet distress inks. As you can see I didn’t realise my tissue was patterned until after, which could be quite interesting if you wanted to create a scene with it.
I made a die cut from it, once it was very dry, using my new to me Marianne Oval flower border die. Gluing it on the card was the most difficult bit, but I used a liquid glue meant for tissue art, and brushed it on with a small paint brush. I stamped the two borders from Winnie & Walter’s Scenery Stripes set, in black Versafine ink. I then stamped the sentiment from The Project Bin, which I recently discovered has great sentiments!
A little splatter of black ink and the card was done! Simple and quick, but I do love the colours on my tissue flower wreath!This is going to a friend for her birthday.
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I’m also playing over at:
Uniko challenge – Flowers
Seize the Birthday – Anything Goes with the option of splatter
Time out challenges – Be inspired by the words: ‘If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely’
I went with stamping, tissue paper and splatters.