Tuesday 5 April 2016

DAY #2 - 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 #2

Tim Holtz Distress Ink Mixed Media Card by The Crippled Crafter

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Summary Process

I used the "Wrinkle-Free Distress" technique by Tim Holtz for this background.

Again I used a white pen to doodle round the edges of the background!  In fact I think I do this on most my cards! I guess you could say it is my signature move!

This time the stripe on the white card is inked with a baby wipe using distress ink by using masking tape to create a clean edged strip of card to work.  Once dry, and with the masking tape still in place, I stamped the "Cracks" detail in the same distress ink.

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

I used the same stamped butterfly today, but instead stamped and heat embossed it onto navy cardstock.
The card was finished the card with wire antennas and completely lush flowers handmade by Petal Lu.  
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I used the following materials:
A5 Card Blank
Winsor & Newton Smooth Surface Cartridge Paper (220gsm)
Navy Cardstock

Distress Inks (Faded Jeans, Broken China)
Ranger's Perfect Medium
White Embossing Powder
Posca Paint Marker (White)

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

Flowers by Petal Lu
Craft Wire

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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. Beautiful! I do love the background you have created.
    Linda xxx

  2. Fabulous background Sam. Great cardvx

  3. Hi Sam this is an amazing card I love the background you have created. Take care. Hugs Jackie


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