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Revisiting my card making skills…

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Holy cow…..it’s been ages since I sat down and made a card!!  I’ve been so involved in my new love of Mixed Media that I haven’t given my cards a thought in some time.  I did get together with my Stampin’ Up! group this past month after taking the summer off and it felt good to create on these small canvas’ and get some cards back into my stash!  This card is for a challenge over on the Splitcoast Stampers (SCS) site that I also haven’t visited in some time.  I’ve been nudged a few times by my old SCS buddies to get my butt in gear and get posting to this particular challenge thread and then a couple of my Mixed Media friends also put up the challenge so I figured….why not!!  I used supplies from a lot of different companies on this one!

The challenge for this weeks Mixability was to use grid-lines of some sort in your project.  My grid-lines are on my background paper which is from Prima’s Sunrise sunset collection and looks like a ledger sheet.  I stamped my Stampin’ Up! Swallow Tail butterfly onto the card front and then again onto the same  ledger sheet paper in order to cut it out and pop dot it up for some dimension.  I inked the Butterfly with some of my Tim Holtz Distress inks in Vintage Photo, Dried Marigold, Peeled Paint, Broken China and Worn Lipstick.  I also took one of my homemade stencils I received in a swap I did with one of my Mixed Media friends from The Netherlands and used some of my homemade texture paste to give my background some dimension as well.  After the paste was dry I added layers of the Dried Marigold, Peeled Paint and Broken China to the lattice texture paste design to grunge it up a bit and then outlined each of the lattice squares with my charcoal pencil and smudged the lines to create the illusion of additional dimension.  I stamped the Thanks So Much sentiment using a stamp from my Stampin’ Up! Riveting set and pop dotted it up as well.  I outlined the edge of the card with my charcoal pencil as well and smudged it in.  I then took some of my Close To My Heart Create-A-Shade Pear paint and applied it to the wings of the butterfly to add some shimmer to it.  The shimmer doesn’t pick up in the camera at all, but I love the look of it! I also added some Close To My Heart Liquid Glass to the outside edges of the butterfly wings.  Here’s the card:

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Here’s a close up of the lattice texture stencil:

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So, there it is!!  A mixed media card!  Go figure.

Thanks so much for checking in. To my Canadian friends, have a fantastic Thanksgiving!

Huggss,

Yvonne

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Happy New Year!!!!

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Hello to my wonderful blog family…..my first post for the New Year!  I’ve been blessed to have my Mom here off and on over the holidays and she’s in Saskatchewan, between my sister’s house and mine, till the 15th of January!!  I love it when she comes to visit because we usually end up down in my craft room playing.  We’ve pretty much spent the last two days down here and playing with my Cricut machine……having a blast too!!  I also spent some time making a card for the Alphabet Challenge over on the Splitcoaststampers (SCS) site that I’ve been kind of MIA from for a while.  Busy, busy life I have.  I dug out a stamp set I’ve had for a few months and decided it was time it saw some ink.  I love this set and will work great for those hard to create masculine cards.  Here’s what I came up with for the letter Y – Yacht.  (clever, huh….LOL)

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This is the stamp set called Open Sea by Stampin’ Up!.  I bought the paper pack to go with the stamp set too……it’s filled with fantastic papers that will lend themselves wonderfully to masculine cards.

I’m off again to go back to playing with Mom in the craft room…..I’ll come back and show you some more cards this week…..we’ve been having alot of fun with my Cricut machine.  Later lovely ladies!!

 

Huggsss,

Yvonne  🙂