With these mixed media thank you cards, anything goes!
These mixed media thank you cards look like they are SO much fun to make and we just love the unconventional colors Carol used – that teal looks so gorgeous against the brown. Did you know that if you see teal colored pumpkins at houses when trick or treating it means that they are giving out food allergy friendly treats? What a nice way to let kiddos know they can still get in on the Halloween fun and get little prizes instead of candy they can’t eat. Carol’s right on trend with this card! Let’s get right into how she made it……
First, Carol cut a piece of warm brown card stock cut to 4″ x 5-¼” with our Diamonds Tattered die and then used a Versamarker pen to trace around the openings and along the edges. Carol says “I actually intended to do the very neatly, however, that was a fail! So I intentionally went a little sloppy with the Versamarker pen and love the results.” She then heat embossed her watermark inked areas with some gold glitter embossing powder for some distressed effect sparkle. PRO TIP: You can repeat this marking and heat embossing until you are happy with the whole look.
Carol then went over these areas with some Walnut Stain distress ink with a blender brush to age the areas and even added a teeny bit more sparkle by splattering some drops of metallic gold paint with a wet paint brush over the whole panel. When it was completely dry she adhered it to a card base with some foam squares.
Now she moved on to her fabulous focal elements and her sentiment. She used her stamp positioner to stamp the pumpkins, leaf stems and berries from our Fall Pumpkins set onto white card stock with no line coloring ink. She left her stamps on her positioner for a step coming up. PRO TIP: You can use a very pale shade of alcohol friendly ink, too; you just want to create enough of an impression so you can use your alcohol (or whatever you choose!) markers to color in your images.
Carol colored in her stamped images with her Copics and when she was done, she placed this piece of card stock back into her positioner and patted it all over with her anti-static tool. Now she reinked her stamps with Versamark, restamped over her colored images and heat embossed with the same gold glitter embossing powder. PRO TIP: Creating this look with these steps prevents the embossing powder from damaging the tips in your Copic markers. Thanks, Carol!!
Carol cut her images out with our coordinating die and also cut the script portion of our You Script With Shadow die three times from white card stock and the shadow portion twice, once each from white and the same brown card stock scraps. She pressed one of these into her Versamark pad and then heat embossed with her gold glitter powder. She adhered all three of her script die cuts together with liquid glue with the glittery piece on top.
She then adhered her script stack to the white shadow with more liquid glue. Carol inked up the edges of the brown shadow piece with the Walnut Stain distress ink and adhered that beneath the white piece slightly offset to add a cool shadow effect.
Now she stamped the word thanks from our Thanks set; she modified the stamp a teeny bit by covering the “s” with a piece of tape, inked up the stamp, removed the tape and stamped just the “thank” onto a scrap of white card stock. She trimmed this up nice and tightly and then added it over the you with a foam square.
For some colorful grounding on her card, Carol cut some white card stock with our Tabbed Grass set, colored it up with some green Copic markers and trimmed it to fit across the base of her card. She then added her colored and die cut elements with more liquid glue, adding her foreground pumpkin over the grass with foam squares.
To echo that pop of bright teal, Carol finished up her gorgeous card by adding drops of Caribbean Ocean Nuvo Crystal Drops here and there around the images.
Wow – so many fun details with all kinds of little mixed media touches! Here are the things from our shop Carol used along with her other craft stash items:
We love these colorful mixed media thank you cards and love that you can change up any or all of the little touches she added using what you have on hand or what strikes your fancy. Try out experimenting and see what you come up with!