Mixed Media Card Challenge April: Wish, Love, Dream

April has just started and so has a new Mixed Media Card Challenge:

After seeing the challenge picture it did not take too long until the plan for my card project was already cooking. I knew that I would use the Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous 'Rays' stencil for it. So this is what I came up with:

The rays are stencilled using Prima/Finnabair golden cracle paste. I was not patient enough to let the paint air dry, so the cracles are only partially visible. However, the golden shimmer of the paint looks still very nice, and I was very pleased how well the paste worked with the stencil.

I inked the white background with light yellow inks, and added darker yellow splashes with yellow Prima mist. Once the mist was dry I stamped text patterns with black Archival ink.

The two hearts are die-cut using Tim Holtz / Sizzix Movers&Shapers heart dies, and decorated with stencilled dots I made using white texture paste. I misted the hearts with two shades of red mists, and decorated them with sewing around the edges with a straight stitch. For lifting the hearts from the background I used little pieces of foam tape.

Words Wish-Love-Dream are cut from a washi tape roll I bought recently. Love it! I'm pretty sure those washi tape words will appear on many of my projects in the future. :)

With this card I wish you a day filled with sunshine. Maybe the rays will inspire you to play along our April challenge!

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  1. This is beautiful, Elina! I love all the stitching!

  2. I love all the stamping you did behind the hearts eminating out from the sun to the rays - the red accents are great with the mostly yellow design!

  3. Very nice card & challenge theme!

  4. Stunning! I love the stitching and stamping - fab contrast!

  5. WOW!!! This is AMAZEBALLS!!!

  6. Mixed media perfection and your color choices are spot on!

  7. ihana, ihana, ihana kortti!!!

  8. Can I ask you what stamp that text pattern is please?