Blast Birthday Mixed Media Card

Hello hello hello… Thank Goodness It Is Friday! I hope you all are doing well… Today, I would love to share this blast birthday mixed media card.

I am playing with color blending, embossing and paint splatters.

I had fun creating the background usingVersaFine Clair Ink Pads: Blue Belle, Purple Delight, Tulip Red, Summertime, Green Oasis, and Nocturne. I picked the ink up with make up sponge, and started sponging it on a Neenah solar white cardstock. I blended the colors as I go.

I dried the galaxy background with craft heater when I was done adding those inks. Since these are super juicy pigment inks, I dried it longer to make sure no more wet ink for the next step.

I treated the background panel with anti-static powder tool for heat embossing. I stamped the stars and dots images randomly on the galaxy background panel from Out Of This World stamp set (Joy Clair) with VersaMagic Cloud White using MISTI. I stamped them couple times to get bolder look. And while the ink still wet, I sprinkled them with Mboss Embossing Powder Sparkle, and then heat it up with craft heater.

After that, I added more whita splatters on the galaxy background panel using white acrylic paint, little bit of water and fan brush. I set the background panel aside to dry.

Next step, I stamp the rocket ship, astronout, and sentiment using MISTI with VersaFine Clair Nocturne on a piece of Neenah solar white cardstock. I dried them with craft heater.

On the craft mat, I dabbed some of the the Memento DewDrop Cantaloup, Bahama Blue, Lady Bug and London Fog. Using wet small round brush, I colored the images. YUP! I did watercoloring with Memento DewDrop. It was fun!!!

After watercoloring, I dried them all and then I fussy cut the rocketship and astronout with scissors.

I trimmed the finished galaxy background panel into 4″ x 5.25″ and I added it on an 4.25″ x 5.5″ white card using TapeRunner adhesive. Next, I trimmed the sentiment into a rectangle and added it on the card with 3D foam. Then, I added the rest images with 3D foam, too.

I did have much fun creating this blast birthday mixed media card. I hope this bring a smile on your face, too.

Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you all stay safe and healthy!

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Clear Scraps | Mixed Media Art Journal – Peace and Be Still

Hello everyone! I hope you all are well and safe. Today I would like to share with you a new page of my mixed media art journal, Peace and Patience.

These two words speak loud in my heart lately, especially in my recovery journey and this uncertain time. God reminds me to be patience and be still in Him. He will give us hope and strength while waiting for Him in faith.

I am sharing a step-by-step tutorial with pictures at Clear Scraps Blog today so that you also can create it.

On my art journal page, I used Clear Scraps Stencils:

I got this new Zinnia Stencil a couple of moths ago and I knew it was time to use it for my art journal this month. When I work with stencils, I like to spray my stencils with Pixie Spray.

For the background, I used the Arteza Gouache (Silver, Yellow Ochre,Emerald Green, and Cerulean Blue) and White Gesso. I applied them on the page with the brayer.

I also used the Teal Woody Stabillo Watercolor Crayon and Black Woody Stabillo Watercolor Crayon on the page. I used a wet round brush to blend the colors and while still wet, I tilted up the journal to get some drips on the page. I dried the watercolor paint with craft heater.

And then, I added some old hymnal paper strips on the page using permanent glue stick. After that, I used a flat brush to apply some more white gesso on the paper stripes to blend them in.

I used the 6″ Zinnia Stencil. I applied some DecoFoil Aged Copper Metallix Gel with pallet knife. I carefully removed the stencil and carefully drying the gel with craft heater. But the best way is to let it air dry.

I added the 6″ Fruit of the Spirit on the page, and I used post it tape to mask the other letters around the word “Patience.” I added the VersaFine Clair Nocturne Pigment Ink on the stencil using foam dauber. I removed the stencil carefully because the pigment ink was still wet. After that I dried the ink with craft heart.

I repeated the same step for the next words, “Be Still” using the 3×12 Peace Be Still Border Stencil.

I added more flowers and leaves around the page to fill up the white space.

I added some white highlight around the Zinnia flower in the middle of the page using the White Woody Stabillo Watercolor Crayon and wet brush.

For more texture on the page, I added some paint splatters using Marabu Mixed Media Art Spray Cocoa and White Spray that I made my own. I dried the whole page carefully one more time with craft heater.

I hope this project give you an idea to create today. Thank you so much for stopping by our blog today. Have a wonderful day, crafty friends!

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Clear Scraps | Peace Mixed Media Shaker Card

Hello everyone… I hope you all are doing well this season… It is still Summer here and I am dreaming of peaceful beach these days.

I grew up in a tropical country and my hometown is surrounded by ocean. We literally can just go to the beach by the side of the road. I miss my hometown a lot. It is inspired me to make this peace mixed media shaker card.

I am sharing this mixed media shaker card at Clear Scraps Blog, too.

I painted the beach shoreline with watercolor paint on a 140 lbs watercolor paper for the background. For me, painting is relaxing. I dried the finished painting with craft heater for faster drying process but you can let it air-dry.

I used the 3 x 12 Peace be still Stencil for the sentiment. I taped the stencil on top of the watercolor paper with some low-tack ThermOWeb purple tape, and then I used sponge dauber to add the Imagine Crafts White pigment ink on it. After that, carefully I peeled off the tape and dried the pigment ink with craft heater.

I added the finished background on the 5×7 card base with TapeRunner adhesive.

I painted the Mini Shaker Flip Flops with acrylic paints and small round detail brush. I used teal and white paints.

After the paints dried, I stacked them together with strong permanent adhesive glue and I put a heavy book on top until the glue dried.

After the glued dried, I added some of the giant irridescent sequins in the middle of the flip flop. I removed the clear film plastics from the acetate (all Clear Scrapes acetate plastic have protected clear films on both sides) and then I added the acetate plastic on top of the flip flop with strong adhesive glue. Then I added the last piece of the flip flop and the metal flowers on the flip flop with strong adhesive glue, and carefully I put the heavy book on top of it until the glue dried well.

I added the finished shaker flip flop on the card with the TapeRunner adhesive.

I hope this card cheers you all up today! Thank you so much for stopping by.

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Stencil Sunday | Heat Embossing With Stencils

Hello hello hello… Happy Sunday, crafty friends. Today is my turn again to share my projects for the Stencil Sunday post.

I had so much fun creating these 4 cards using the ARTPlorations Square Stencils, Word Phrase CUTplorations Dies, and WOW! Glitter Embossing Powder. Visit STAMPlorations Blog for more inspirations and to enter the giveaway.

On all those four backgrounds, I use the heat-embossing technique. It is a super fun technique with stencil to try when you want to create bold background. I promise you that you will love the results!!!

First, I applied the anti-static powder on the black cardstock surface, next I taped the stencil on black cardstock. I dabbed the embossing ink all over the cardstock and then removed the stencil. And then I sprinkled the embossing powder on the cardstock, flicked off the extra in the coffee filter, and then heat set the embossing powder with craft heater.

On my first card, I used the All Bloom ARTplorations Stencil and the sentiment is Birthday Bash Phrase Die.

For the second card, I used the Bloom Succulently ARTplorations Stencil and Happy Everything Phrase Die for the sentiment.

For the sentiments on first and second cards, I cut out three layers of white cardstocks and then stacked them together with permanent adhesive to make phrase chipboard. I added the sentiment phrase on these first two cards with the permanent adhesive, too.

For my third card, I used the Petals 3 ARTplorations Stencil. This background is very interesting. I was so surprised with the result of the color. I used the Taffeta Pink embossing glitter but after I heat set the powder, it turned into teal-green color! I don’t know what cause the color changed, but it is pretty cool.

The sentiment is from the Heartfelt Thanks (it was a free 3×4 stamp set offered by Shery a while back). I stamped the sentiment on a white cardstock with Verdant VersaFine Clair pigment ink pad, then I trimmed it into sentiment label. I added it on the card with 3D foam tape.

For my fourth card, I used the Petals 3 ARTplorations Stencil and the sentiment is from one of the Inspirational #1 Clear Stickers.

I added the sticker on a white cardstock and cut it with scissors. I added it on the card with 3D foam tape, too.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today! Have a wonderful day!

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Swirl Butterfly CAS Cards

Hello hello hello crafty friends… Summer season is also butterfly season. And today, I would love to share these two Swirl Butterfly CAS cards with you.

It is my turn again to share my project at Clear Scraps Blog. This whole month of June, Clear Scraps is collaborating with TapeRunner. Over Clear Scraps blog, I share step-by-step how to create these cards.

On both of these Swirl Butterfly CAS cards, I used the Swirl Butterflies Chipboard Embellishment4×6 Brick Wall Stencil, and 4×6 Quarterfoil Stencil.

I taped the Brick Wall stencil directly on top of the white card with the purple tape (washi tape will work well too, just make sure it can be removed without tearing your card). And then, I used the blending brush to apply some of the Vintage Photo Distress Ink on the card.

I stamped one of the sentiments from the STAMPlorations – Noteworthy 2 Stamp Set with the VersaFine Jet Black ink pad on the card using Mini MISTI. After that, I added some white paint splatters on the card background for some extra texture.

I traced one of the butterflies on the back of the yellow glitter paper with pencil. I cut out the paper with micro-tip scissors.

I applied the TapeRunner on the surface of the butterfly. This tape is super sticky and permanent. Then, carefully I lined up the cut out glitter paper on the butterfly and I pressed firmly the paper on it.

I used the same steps to make this second butterfly card. For the butterfly, instead of adding the glitter paper on top of it, I added the orange glitter paper under the butterfly using the TapeRunner.

For the background, I used three Catherine Pooler ink pads (It’s A Girl, Bellini, Melon Ice) that I blended together using the blending brush and the Quarterfoil Stencil.

I stamped the sentiment from Hero Arts Swallow Tail Stamp Set with the VersaFine Jet Black ink pad on the card using Mini MISTI.

I added both of the butterflies on both cards with the TapeRunner, added some trail lines with Sakura Micron Pen, and then I embellished them with some white pearl gems.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. Have wonderful day!