Mixed Media Card: Hoping To Bring A Smile

Hello everyone… It is in the middle of the January already! Time flies so fast, do not forget to stop and enjoy the moment. It is very easy for us to get trapped in the busyness every day.

And today, I would like to share a mixed media card with you 🙂

I am inspired by the Theme and Sketch from STAMPlorations January Challenge:

First, I created the background using the Peony Number One – ARTplorations Stencil with the Color Burst Caribbean set and Perfect Pearl spray mix. I totally enjoy the fun time playing with these color powder and pearl spray mix. You can see that pearly shine on the card 🙂 I also did some splatters on the panel and dabbed it off with paper towel for extra texture on it.

Once the panel dried really well, I put back the Peony stencil and trace it using Faber-Castel PITT Pen.

Then I stamped randomly the bubble wrap and text from the Mixed Media Grunge stamp set on the panel with Ranger Archival Ink pad. I set aside the panel for the ink to dry while I was working on the card and sentiment.

I stamped the sentiment from Smile – Dee’s Artsy Impressions stamp set on a piece of white cardstock with the archival ink, cut it out and added some shading with the Faber-Castell grey brush pen.

I added the 1/4″ Scor-Pal tape on the side of the black card base and added some Thermo-Web Gold Foil on it to create the gold strip.

I added some White Gelatos on around the edge of the panel to give extra shading, too. Then I added it on the card with lots of adhesive 🙂 I added the sentiment panel on the card with 3D foam adhesive and finished my mixed media card with some pearl gems.

Check out more inspirations from the Design Team for this Mid-Month January Reminder. You still have time to play along with the January Theme and Sketch Challenge. Go to here to link up your project! And you also can link up your card using any of the STAMPlorations products at their Never-Ending Anything Goes Challenge.

And… you can get 20% off on all STAMPlorations stamps, stencils, and dies by using this code: STAMPGIRLHELEN when you check out, it is a sensitive case, please copy and paste the code. You can use the code to get discounts on all regular and sale-priced items in the store, but can not combine your code with any other discount codes.

Hope to see your project there! Thank you for visiting me today and have a fabulous day!

I also play along at:

HLS Watercolor Challenge

Anything Goes – Challenge Weeks #266-267

ATSM Challenge #225 – Photo Inspiration

The Mixed Media Card Challenge – January

Challenge #193 – Anything Goes

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22 thoughts on “Mixed Media Card: Hoping To Bring A Smile

  1. Consider your goal accomplished, Helen! Smiling all over my face in seeing your lovely blooms, inspired by the inspiration photo! Rich with details and eye-catching texture! Delighted that you shared your creativity in the Addicted to Stamps and More Gallery!

  2. I envy anyone who can do a great mixed media card. Yours is fantastic, Helen. I love the idea of drawing around the stencil. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us at Addicted to Stamps and More.

  3. This is is gorgeous too, Helen! Ooooowie! Thanks for playing along at HLS WC Challenge and The Mixed Media Card Challenge and congrats on GDing for STAMPlorations. 🙂 You’re a busy lady!!

  4. Such a cool work of art, Helen. I love how you’ve outlined the stencil. And added those little black stamped touches to continue the black. Thanks for hooking this beauty up at our last MMCC.

  5. Lovely mixed media creation…..Thanks for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create. Sorry I’m so late commenting but have had family issues. Hope to see you again.
    Hugs, Sandy