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Mixed Media Window Card
Mixed Media Window Card
I use this card is inspired by a card created by Lindsay the Frugal Crafter featuring the 2018 Pantone Color of the Year.
- Tim Holtz Distress Specialty Paper
- Cardstock – White
- Cardstock – Yellow 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ and 8″ x 8″
- Cardstock – Cream
- Paper Trimmer
- ARTSY Gouache Paint Set, 24
- Die – Spellbinders Nestabilities Classic Squares S4-128 (3rd largest)
- Non Stick Craft Mat
- Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide
- Glitter – Pink
- Spray Bottle of Water
Embossing Folder – Tim Holtz Alteration Damask
- Die – Spellbinders A2 Matting B (S5-132)
- Prismacolor Premier – Canary Yellow
- Prismacolor Premier – Pink
- Prismacolor Premier – Apple Green
- Watercolor Pencil – Green
The first thing that we will do is prepare our paper. We need an A2 base in cream cardstock. So, to make the base cut an 8-1/2″ x 11″ piece of cardstock in the middle at the 4-1/4″ mark on the short side. Then take one of those pieces and place on a paper scoring board and score in the middle on the long edge at 5-1/2″. Now, you have a base!
We are gonna get inky, so I recommend placing down a non-stick craft mat.
Into the paint palette transfer the two lightest yellow gouache colors and spray with a bit of water. Lay the Bubbles stencil on top of the specialty Paper and brush on the gouache, adding a bit of each color as you see fit. Remove and replace the stencil on the other section of the paper. and do the same thing.
Rub some Fossilized Amber ink onto the mat and spritz with water so that the ink beads up. Place the good side of the card into the ink, matting dry any runny spots. Dry with a heat tool between applications. Clean up the oxide ink and rub the Distress Mustard Seed ink on the mat, spritz with water and do the same thing, placing the cardstock into the beads of ink, drying between applications. Do this until it looks good you.
Add a spritz of water to the pearescent watercolors – I chose golden colors. Flick the paint onto your cardstock by tapping the brush. Dry with a heat tool.
Place the paper on top of a die cutting plate, then pick the area of the card that you like the best (you won’t have a lot of choice) and tape down the A2 matting die (2nd largest) and then place inside of it the 3rd largest square die, placing it so that there is the same amount of space all around the die.
Place the cardstock in the embossing folder. Spritz a bit of water in the white pearescent watercolor wells, mix with a brush and then paint onto the embossing folder where it will cover the cardstock. Run through the Big Shot. Dry with heat tool.
Apply Art Glitter Glue around the inside of the square window and rub with your finger to give it a more natural look. Sprinkle on pink glitter, knock off excess and let it dry.
Using the next size die up from the one you cut the window, die cut a piece of white cardstock. Lay the card front on it and mark all four corners so you’ll know where you need to stamp.
Stamp the Mini Leaf in Shady Lane ink, stamping the second impression without re-inking and stamping in a circle. Stamp the Tiny Lemon in Cheerful ink, I stamped 3 times. Stamp the Tiny Flower in Charming Pink ink, but do this on a piece of scrap paper first, then stamp the second generation on your wreath. We’re doing this because we need a lighter pink. Fill in the lemons with a yellow colored pencil. Fill in the flowers with a pink colored pencil and then fill in between everything with a green watercolor pencil. Move the color with a water brush.
Apply 1/8 Scor-Tape to the perimeter of the stamped panel (good side up). Remove backing with tweezers. Place the card front on top of it, lining up the wreath to the square.
Flip it over and apply foam tape around the edges (double up if you’re using thin foam tape).
On a scrap of white cardstock stamp the Thanks sentiment in Shady Lane ink. Using the matching die, place over the stamped sentiment and die cut. Die cut several more (I did 4 which is probably too many). Glue together the die cut pieces finishing with the last one being the one you stamped. Glue this to the card under the window.
Emboss one side of the card base. On the piece of yellow cardstock tape down the A2 matting die (largest) and die cut. Stamp the Tiny Sprig in Cheerful ink all around the perimeter of the cardstock.
Wrap yellow ribbon around the card front, evenly spaced between the sentiment and bottom of the card. Adhere to the back with clear tape. Tie a piece of darker green ribbon in a knot around the ribbon that wraps the card and then do the same on either side with the yellow ribbon. Snip the tails so they look nice.
Remove the backing from the foam tape and adhere to the stamped yellow cardstock then adhere that to the white cardstock.
For the envelope, place the 8″ x 8″ piece of yellow cardstock on the Scor-Pal and following the instructions on the Scor-Envi score at the appropriate marks. Fold with the bump up. Trim the corners. Using the corner punch punch one of the smaller triangles – this will be your envelope flap. Fold the bottom small flap up and then fold over the left of right flaps. Using a t-square mark where the fold comes together and cut with a pair of long scissors or paper trimmer. Glue the flaps, making sure not to glue any part of the envelope to the inside rendering the envelope useless.