I have great news to share: I've been accepted to Mixed Media Card Challenge design team! For a mixed media enthusiast like me this is a great opportunity, and I can't wait to get to know all the super talented ladies in the team. I can assure this team will rock, and inspire you with beautiful card projects - hop over to MMCC blog and read the team member introductions here and here.
In July we ask you to create a mixed media card with a touch of nature. If you wish, add a tag on your project, but this is an optional element and can very well be left out. Read the simple challenge rules here, and join us for mixed media card making fun!
Here's my take on the July challenge:
I love to create textures with dry embossing and inking. For this card I did not want to emboss the entire background, but only the area in the middle. Therefore I put a piece of heavy office paper (220 g/m2) between an embossing folder, placed it on table, and pressed it down hard with my hands. For sure the embossed image is not as clear as when you emboss with a die-cutting machine, but still visible and good enough for coloring with inks.
After inking I splashed some water on the inked surface and dried the splashes with a heat gun.
The flowers are stenciled with white texture paste on pink cardstock, cut out, inked, and stamped with red StazOn ink. The leafs are stamped on green cardstock (stamp by 3rd Eye), cut out, inked on the edges, and folded in half. 'Hello' sentiment stamp is from Heidi Swapp collection, and after stamping it on a small manila tag, I reinforced the text with a brown marker.