Thursday, May 31, 2018

Mixed Media Birthday Card Using Texture Paste Resist Technique



Welcome friends and visitors! Today marks the start of a new challenge at A Vintage Journey  The theme 'Stencil It' was chosen by my talented teammate, Astrid. 

Astrid describes her challenge: "Create a project using at least one stencil, in a style that fits our challenge focus - vintage, shabby, mixed media, art journaling; industrial, timeworn or steampunk. There are so many possibilities to be creative with stencils on your cards, journals, layouts, ATCs or 3D projects. Stencils offer endless possibilities, be creative and have fun!"


I met a lovely lady recently who asked that I make her sister a birthday card using some products from her own stash (shown above). In addition and not shown, there was a store bought card with a butterfly she wanted me to include. Her rules were to use her goodies, use blue, and include '70' so it would be quite noticeable.


I started by gluing 'birthday' die cut on a blue designer paper that just happened to be on my desk after dipping 'birthday' in a puddle of Peacock Feathers DI. I used a stencil and Transparent Gloss Texture paste over the paper and allowed to dry. I blended with Faded Jeans ink and wiped the ink from the glossy areas to reveal the stenciled flowers.

I layered the stenciled card over the pink, embossed designer paper which I colored with Distress paints in Picket Fence and Weathered Wood, dried and edged in Ground Espresso ink. This was layered over the provided vellum paper which I blended with Tumbled Glass and Peacock Feathers inks.


My frame was made using Tim's Ornate Frame #2. I'll have a full tutorial on how this frame was made in future post, so be sure to check back. I tucked in a scrap of the vellum blended with Peacock Feathers DI. I sanded the raised parts to reveal the hearts, and finished by splattering with Ground Espresso and Peacock Feathers inks and gesso and adding some Remnant Rubs.





The little blue butterfly was fussy cut from The Funkie Junkie's business card Linda attaches to her thank you goodie bags. I simply edged it in Ground Espresso ink.


A  flower made from  punches and some faux art stones from my stash, the heart die cut and the butterfly from the store bought card embellish the card. The butterfly was altered by coating it with gesso, spritzing with Mermaid Lagoon Distress Spray Stain, edging with Ground Espresso ink and splattering with gesso.

That's all for me today! If you haven't come by way of A Vintage Journey I hope you'll take a few minutes to pop over to see all the amazing inspiration by my fellow Creative Guides! And then it's over to YOU! I can't wait to see what you'll make for our 'Stencil It' challenge!

Challenges entered:

Thank you for your visit and for your lovely comments!
Hugs and Blessings,
Sara Emily

These products were used in addition to the one's provided and can be purchased at The Funkie Junkie Boutique:


26 comments:

  1. Oh Sara Emily, I just adore this card, the person who requested you make the card must have been so thrilled and the recipient- over the moon! This is certainly gorgeous, those colors are so pretty and the altered butterfly looks amazing, you have inspired me to work on some vellum too! Thanks so much for sharing this treasure! Hugs to you! ~Ann xx

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  2. Wow Sara Emily you incorporated all the desired elements so beautifully to create this gorgeous mixed media card. The design is fabulous and the layered composition is perfect, I’m sure this is loved by the person who commissioned it and the lucky recipient xxx

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  3. Gorgeous and wonderful. The background is wonderful. This card is so bright and cheerful with its vase of flowers. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

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  4. Oh my! This is so gorgeous Sara! The background is amazing and the colours are so pretty! I love the way you've layered everything and the butterfly is stunning!! The recipient will be totally thrilled with this card!! Have a wonderful day!! hugs xx

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  5. Fabulous card, Sara Emily! I may have to borrow your idea. Love it!

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  6. Huge kudos for incorporating all those pieces into this gorgeous card Sara (I would still be at the 'thinking what to do stage'! The 70 and the gorgeous glittery butterfly really do take centre stage - love this! Hugs, Anne xx

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  7. WOW!! This is gorgeous! I LOVE the layers and all the inking. It is beautiful and the butterfly just pops perfectly! It should be framed...outstanding, my friend!
    Have a great day!
    Sherrie K

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  8. Beautiful! Thanks so much for participating in the Die Cut Divas Challenge this time and good luck :)

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  9. Oh Sara Emily, this is such a stunning card and just beautifully put together, love it and I am so glad you were able to play in the challenge!

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  10. Oh my, this is absolutely gorgeous! I just love all the layers and textures you included on this beautiful card! So happy you linked this up to the Cropstop blog!

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  11. Such a beautiful feminine card Sara and I just love all the elements you used to create this wonderful collaged card ...amazing xx

    TFS and huge hugs
    Annie x

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  12. Such a stunning creation. I love every thing about it. Just gorgeous. Thanks for joining in at Daring Cardmakers. x

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  13. What a wonderful mix of your pieces and the pieces your friend asked you to incorporate on the card Sara Emily! Love that frame and the little stones - the wonderful layering of papers, die cuts and butterflies and beautiful stenciling beneath it all! how fun you used the one from Linda's business card too!! I'm sure the 70th birthday recipient will be quite impressed with this special card! Julia xx

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  14. Wow, this is spectacular!! The butterfly is a showstopper!! I love the layers and the colors!! I am in awe of how you took those items and turned them into a masterpiece!! Simply stunning, my friend!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  15. Well you certainly rocked this one ! Incorporating all the goodies into those gorgeous layers and then adding more . Just stunning x

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  16. STUNNING. Lovely design and fabulous touch of bling for our "BLING IT UP" Challenge. Thanks for joining in and good luck in the draw.  [aNNie DT member]

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  17. Well I bet the lovely lady who asked you to make a card for her is more than delighted with this beauty . All those tones of blue/ green and white are lush , your textured layers wonderful and your glitzy butterfly gives a lovely touch of sparkle .
    Have a lovely weekend
    hugs x

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  18. A gorgeous card - I think you've fulfilled that commission to perfection. The stencilled flowers are glorious and the sparkly butterfly is a wonderful finishing touch.
    Alison x

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  19. This is absolutely stunning, Sara Emily! I love all of the blues, and your background is awesome! The butterfly and ornate frame are gorgeous, and I love how you added the heart above. This is a very special card and I know that the recipient will just love it. Hugs!!

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  20. Magical! A great card and love how you combined the requested elements plus the stencilling and Linda's butterfly! Love the stencil resist, the gorgeous frame and the recycled butterfly. Great job xx

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  21. Magic butterfly! Great! Thanks a lot for playing with us MM&A!

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  22. Such a beautiful card! I love the resist effect you used and the colours are perfect, blue happens to be my favourite colour 😁. Wishing you a happy and creative month! J 😊

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  23. Its Magic! Thanks a lot for playing with us MM&A!

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  24. Amazing card. So beautiful details on it. Thanks for joining us at MM&A.

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