Greetings! I love to make mixed media cards. I love mashing up different brands and using all sorts of messy products. Mixed media cards often become some of my favorites that I make. I was inspired to play with geometrics and nature….this is something I like to do often too. The new Random Boxes stencil from A Colorful Life Designs gave me some ideas, and this is what I came up with.
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I had that splattered inky background in my stash, and I had no idea what to do with it, because although I liked the colors, I didn’t care for how everything looked. The Random Boxes stencil had enough of an area that would cover the parts I wasn’t too keen on, while still showing the colors. I used Plum Spinnel Glimmer Paste from Nuvo for the stencil and it came out fantastic. Now I needed to add those nature elements I wanted.
I often reach for the Entomology stamp set from Tim Holtz…it’s images are just so fantastic. I chose to use the moth, and I colored it with Zigs. To ground the moth, I die cut a piece of photo paper that I had applied alcohol ink to with one of the Leaf Fragments dies, also from Tim Holtz. I created a “nest” of fuzzy green thread to sandwich between the moth and the leaf. I die cut a large Hello die from Pinkfresh Studio two times so that I could create a bolder sentiment. I inked my card base with Antique Linen Distress Ink and decided the card was done.
This is just a cool card. I really do enjoy the combination of geometric shapes and natural elements. It’s fun to put together things that one may not think would work well…and turn it into something unique. I hope you’ll check out the new release from A Colorful Life Designs. You can use my code, AlFan10 to save 10% off of your purchase, not including Master Bundles. You can also visit the A Colorful Life Designs Fan Group on FB to get more ideas. Thanks so much for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!