This week I've combined my two passions, card making and mixed media. I wanted to make my sweet Joe a card, and I had so much fun that I made a bucket more. Of course, I've wagged these cards all over the internet, so I suppose I need to make another one for him. He enjoys surprises.
I've included a quick process video if you'd like to take a look. Sadly, I edited the part where I sprayed fuschia ink on my hand It was bright and spectacular and sparkly. And it washed off! Whew!
I used scraps that I had for a card base. Then using book paper from a really terrible book I had to read in High School about the nuclear holocaust, I cut out wonky free hand hearts. Seemed like a much better use for that read.
I stuck them on the card front with matte gel medium and let them dry with just a smidge of help from a heat tool. I used Pitt Big Brush markers in brown and black to add shadows. On paler backgrounds I used brown and more vivid backgrounds I used black. I added highlights a smidge of pink with Scribble Sticks.
My favorite little technique was to ink up my Flexible Arrow Stamp and then swipe two tiny segments with a baby wipe. When you stamp, the arrow seems to pierce the heart. My arrow stamp is super cool because it's very bendy.
|Awesome bendy arrow stamp|
These cards are pretty quick and fun to make. There's plenty of time to make some for your sweeties.
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