Hello! Today I am sharing one of my favorite cards that I’ve made recently. It features a bunch of new Stampendous products and it was so much fun to make. I really enjoy making mixed media cards like this one, and I plan on making a lot more in this style. My full instructions on how I created this piece is below. I am entering my card into the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, which is “Use a Stencil.”
CRS5109: Cling Grunge Script
6CR019: Spring Garden
SSC1332: Floral Frame
EP505: Clear Bark Embossing Powder
FREG044: Seasonings Chunky Embossing Enamel
EP226: Champagne PearLustre Embossing Powder
My Colors Cardstock: Atlantic Shore
Imagine: VersaMark Ink, Brilliance Ink in Lightning Black
Ranger: Distress Oxide in Old Paper, Distress Ink in Walnut Stain, Peacock Feathers, and Chipped Sapphire. Dylusions Paint in Vibrant Turquoise and White Linen
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers: 023, 038, 052, 065, 303
DecoArt Media: Matte Medium
Scrapbook Adhesives: EZ Runner
Cosmetic Sponge, Paint Brush, Cream Cardstock
1. Cut a piece of cream cardstock to 4″ 5 1/4.”
2. Apply the stencil from the Grunge Script stamp set to the cardstock, and ink with Old Paper Distress Oxide.
3. Apply Vibrant Turquoise and White Linen Dylusions Paint to the cardstock in some areas with your finger.
4. Apply Matte Medium on top of the painted areas so that your ink won’t smudge on it.
5. Apply Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink to some areas with a cosmetic sponge.
6. Stamp the Butterfly from the Spring Garden stamp to the middle of the panel with VersaMark Ink.
7. Sprinkle Clear Bark Embossing Powder on to the butterfly, tap off excess and heat set.
8. Color the butterfly in with the Zig Clean Color Markers listed.
9. Pour a pile of Seasonings Chunky Embossing Powder near the upper right corner of the panel.
10. Heat from underneath the cardstock. This is extremely important! Your heat tool will blow the powder away if you heat from above. When the powder starts to melt, you may move the heat to the top.
11. While the Seasonings is still liquid, push in the “seal” stamp from the Grunge Script set. It will not harm your stamp. Let it sit for a few moments before removing it so that it has time to start to cool.
12. Stamp the “Hello” sentiment from the Floral Frame stamp set with VersaMark ink.
13. Sprinkle on Champagne Embossing powder, tap off excess, and heat set.
14. Stamp the “crackle” image to the panel on various places using Walnut Stain Ink.
15. Sprinkle some Clear Bark Embossing Powder to some of the areas (it is more likely to stick where the Matte Medium was applied), tap off excess, and heat set.
16. Apply the “ledger” image to the panel using Lightning Black Brilliance Ink in the lower left.
17. Create the card base out of Atlantic Shore cardstock, cut to 4 1/2″ x 11.”
18. Ink the edges of the card base with Peacock Feathers Distress Ink.
19. Using EZ Runner, adhere the panel to the card base.
I love the ghosting effect that was created by the stencils and inks. The collage feel to the card makes it feel old, and curated. But truthfully, it didn’t take very long to create! Thank you so much for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!
Wondered what the stencil looks like for this stamp set. Always the same stencil with each set?
Hi! The stencil is always different, so you can build a nice collection! Thanks for your comment!
Beautiful card. Love the colors!
Thanks for sharing this lovely card, Alison! Really love how you highlighted the stencil. All the elements work together so well.
Oh! My! Goodness! This card is absolutely stunning! One of the most beautiful cards I’ve ever seen. Thank you, thank you, thank you.