Hello! Today’s card is a grand mix of brands, styles, textures, and elements. Mixed media cards like this is probably my favorite type of card to make. This card started because I had recently gotten the Ravens stencil set from A Colorful Life Designs and had yet to use any part of. In addition, the October Therm O Web Craft Room Challenge is Halloween Fun, and of course I had to join in.
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I had foiled he Sprigs stencil some time ago with Therm O Web’s Lilac Deco Foil on white cardstock. I wanted to make it work for a Halloween card and that Raven, so I pulled out my Lindy’s Magical Powders in Hag’s Wart Orange and covered the paper with it. I love those spots of iridescent green! And the foil acts as a resist, so all of that Therm O Web goodness still takes center stage.
I took one of the Raven masks and traced it on to black cardstock and then cut it out. This way I could play with placement, position, and even the direction of the bird.
Pro Tip: I had some wet powders that wound up on my glass mat. I don’t like letting them go to waste, so I grabbed some scrap paper and smooshed the color on to it. This wound up being super helpful later. Read on to see how.
I found a roll-off print from one of my Gel Press sessions and thought it had some great colors and textures, so that became my backdrop for everything. To draw attention to the raven, I die cut a wreath from Sizzix/Tim Holtz’s Funky Wreaths set out of a distressed black cardstock. I also added some Dino Dirt embossing paste from Brutus Monroe for texture and grunge. My sentiment is from Ellen Hutson’s Hocus Pocus stamp and die set. This is where that scrap piece of cardstock came into play. It was the perfect size for my sentiment, and coordinated since the background was from the same Lindy’s Magicals. I stamped the sentiment itself with Monarch VersaFine Clair Ink. I popped it up with Therm O Web’s Black 3D Foam Adhesive.
I love all the texture and unexpected shine on this card. It’s grungy, kinda creepy and weird, and very much my style. I wish you could see it in person to move it around in the light and see the shadows the different layers cast. If you like the stencils I used, please visit A Colorful Life Designs to see their vast selection. You can use my code, AlFan10 to save 10%. Thanks so much for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!
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