Friday, March 31, 2017

Just For You

When I get in a creative funk, I like to visit tried and true "older" techniques. I think sometimes I get so caught up in trying to do something new all the time -- when I should stick with what works! Anyway, this fun mixed media card was made using the Direct to Paper technique -- an old one for sure. But I love the graphic, contemporary look:
I used two distress inks and stamped the cubes directly on to my watercolor paper in a geometric design, then spritzed the paper with water. After that was dry, I stamped my sentiment with VersaMark ink and embossed with Pearlized Amethyst EP. 
I added Gold Metallic Baker's Twine from Really Reasonable Ribbon as fringe on both sides for embellishment to this comtemporary, mixed media card. In retrospect, it would have looked fun all the way down one side too. All my layers, and the fringe, are held together with Scor-Tape. There are many ways to use the Direct to Paper technique, with many different looks. If you have never tried it before, take a look at this tutorial. Be careful on April Fools' Day tomorrow! 
Stamps: Stampin' Up!

Paper: watercolor, Perfect Plum (Stampin' Up!), So Sophia DP (MME), stash shimmer lavender
Paper Size: 5.5" SQ
Ink: TH Distress inks, Versamark
Accessories: Gold Metallic Baker's Twine (Really Reasonable Ribbon), Pearlized Amethyst Embossing Powder (Stampendous)
Challenges for this card:
Colour Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes 
Crafting-With-Friends - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge - Any Sentiment Except For Birthday


  1. Love your card, and the pretty papers! I enjoy older products and techniques, too - especially mixing them with a contemporary look - yours is beautiful! hugs, de

  2. Well it certainly works! This is a gorgeous card. Sometimes it is a breath of fresh air to go back to the older techniques and it can get the imagination working again!

    Thanks for sharing with us at Aud Sentiments,

    Hugz Tinz

  3. Perfect, love the old technique revisited! Great colour scheme. Thanks for sharing with us at Aud Sentiments and hope to see you again soon.
    Hugs, Sandy


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