Snail Mail Love!

This card was so much fun to make! 

The background is a combination of stencils and stamped images overlayed with torn book pages.

  • Create a background with stencils and stamps in your your desired color scheme.
  • Tear pages from an old book and glue down using a matte medium. I use an old dictionary because it has LOTS of pages, small print and the pages are quite thin, making them easy to glue down.
  • Stamp snail image on a separate piece of white paper and emboss with gold embossing powder.
  • Color the image in with water based markers (I use Tombow water based markers).
  • Fussy cut this image out
  • Glue stamped image over your background
  • Stamp sentiment in open area and done!

Art Gone Wild, Catherine Scanlon, Colorful Snails Stamp Set  http://artgonewild.com/catherine-scanlon-cling-mount-stamp-set-colorful-snails-cscs-2812.html

Tombow Markers  https://tombowusa.com/dual-brush-pen-834.html

Gold Embossing Powder, I used a Mirror Gold.

Book pages

Various stamps and stencils. Look at your stash and get creative. Use subtle colors so your focal image stands out more.

Matte Gel Medium

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Mixed Media Flower Birthday Card

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Needed a Birthday Card for my lovely daughter! I created a background on heavy cardstock using stencils, Gelatos, embossing powder, die cuts and a script stamp.

Once my background was finished and dry (I let it dry overnight between two pieces of parchment paper), I die cut the flower out of the background.

Then I colored a piece of paper to coordinate (I use pages torn from an old dictionary) and glued it to the back, allowing it to peek through the opening created by the die.

Finally, I layered with a dark red cardstock onto white cardstock to finish. Done!