Love XO

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Hi Everyone! I’m excited to share a mixed media card that I created for Simon Says Stamp Challenge Monday Challenge Blog, Love is in the Air. This card is a collection of some of my favorite items from this month’s SSS card kit with awesome Tim Holtz products thrown in for extra artsy fun.

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I began by tearing a piece of the card kit paper and then distressed the edges. Next I lightly painted over the whole panel with antique linen Distress Paint. Then I used gelatos to soften the whole look.

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I added these swirls with candied Apple DI with a Folk Art stencil, but they disappeared when I painted over them with the crackle DP.

I added the XOXOXO stickers from the kit, and stenciled using the Tim Holtz Hearts stencil with Ranger transparent gloss texture paste colored with candied apple Distress Ink. After this dried, I painted a very thick coat of Distress Crackle paint over the panel. Finally the crackle dried, and I was able to add candied apple DI around the edges with a blender.

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I used the red ink and black soot around the edges of TH journaling ticket, and then added the “Love” stickers from the kit.

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It helps to use a straight edge as a guide when “tearing” paper that needs to follow certain parameters.

I tore a piece of gauze DCWV cardstock, and colored the edges with black soot DI. Next I colored four silver brads with a black Copic marker, and used these to connect the guaze and top panel together. I added a piece of black craft foam between the card base and top panels for added dimension, and finally added the kit heart stickers and the TH arrow.

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So what do you think about this mixed media card? Do you love it? I think I do! Thanks again for stopping by! XOXOXO!

Erin

7 thoughts on “Love XO

  1. You are also a creative genius! Oh my gosh! i love this card and all of the wonderful things you put into it and how well you tied them all together. wow. i had a question regarding the gauze card stock that you used. i have some cheese cloth. do you think i could get a similar look by dying it with a stain and then gluing it to a piece of heavy card stock? maybe i could glue it and then stain it (maybe a distress stain) ….. i really love this card.

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    1. I think that sounds like a great idea! The only problem I see with gluing first is that many glues are water-based and will react with the Distress Stain. I might try staining or painting first and then adhere to your cardstock. Burlap would give great texture and I bet would stain well too. We should try all of this! Let me know how yours turns out!

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  2. Awesome mixed media card, Erin! Love all of the wonderful grungy layers you’ve created, and the arrow is a great focal point with the love. So glad you joined us in the Love+Red challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

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