Monday 4 April 2016

DAY #1 - Mixed Media Card Week

Hello!  This week I share with you a series of inky mixed media cards I've been making!

Each day I'll highlight one card and talk you through the supplies and techniques I've used.

Welcome to Day #1

Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Mixed Media Card by The Crippled Crafter

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Summary Process

I used an adaptation of both the "Wrinkle-Free Distress" and "Wrinkled Distress" techniques by Tim Holtz for the colourful background.

Using a white pen to doodle round the edges of the background frames it nicely and adds non-fussy details to the finished card.

The grid stripe on the white card is stamped in black Archival Ink by using masking tape to create a clean edged strip of card to stamp onto.

The inked background was layered onto black cardstock before adding to the card.

I coloured the stamped butterfly using Distress Markers and finished the card with wire antennas and a trail of tiny black flatback pearls.
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I used the following materials:
A5 Card Blank
Winsor & Newton Smooth Surface Cartridge Paper (220gsm)
Black Cardstock

Distress Inks (Barn Door, Worn Lipstick, Spiced Marmalade, Seedless Preserves)
Archival Ink (Jet Black, Watering Can)
Distress Markers (Same colours as the inks)
Ranger's Perfect Medium
Black Embossing Powder
Posca Paint Marker (White)

Simple Sayings CMS155 by Tim Holtz from Stampers Anonymous
Croc from "Graph & Croc CMS185" by Tim Holtz from Stampers Anonymous
Specks from "Cracks & Specks CMS186" by Tim Holtz from Stampers Anonymous
Clear Butterfly stamp - Unknown brand

Craft Wire
Flatback Pearls
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Thank you as always for popping by, come back tomorrow when I'll share another of my mixed media cards with you!


  1. Fabulous creation Sam. Great colours x

  2. Fabulous Sam! Love the effect and stunning colours.
    Linda xxx

  3. An amazing card Sam. Fabulous design x

  4. Really love this site and the mixed media card today!

    1. Thankyou Diane! What a lovely thing to say x


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