Friday, 27 July 2018

Simple Mixed Media

Happy Friday .......

Looking forward to the weekend? ..... I know I am, it's been a busy week.

I've got a project for you today showing how you can use one of the Uniko Stencils to add a little touch of mixed media to your cards, and also compliment the pretty Originally Organic Clear Stamps and matching Dies .......  looks great, and it's so easy to do.

I started by stenciling the design directly onto my card blank ....... I used Victorian Velvet Distress Ink and the pretty Uniko Lattice stencil.  I kept most of the ink in the centre of the card, and faded out the colour and the design towards the edges, leaving some white space.

With the stencil still in place I then went over the top of the ink with a Transparent Gloss Texture Paste ..... not sure this really shows up in the photos but trust me, in really life it does shine and the texture looks fab ......

Once this was dry ..... and it didn't take long in this heat!!! ..... I attached a simple die cut frame using foam pads.  I wanted to frame a section of the stenciled design to create a background for my focal point. You can see I went for the jaunty angle look with the frame, but kept my sentiment straight .... I think it creates a nice contrast.

I stamped the flowers and leaves onto white cardstock, added colour using Nuvo Aqua Flow Pens for the leaves ..... new additions into my craft room, and I must say I'm loving them! .....

I used Victorian Velvet Distress Ink again for the flower heads, so that they would tone in nicely with the background.
I used the matching dies to cut them all out, and attached them onto the frame.

A few dots of white gel pen adds a little more detail to the flowers .... and I've used the same stamp set to add some detail on the inside .....

Check out your stencil collection and see what pretty backgrounds you can create .

Thanks for stopping by ..... enjoy the rest of your day and have a great weekend.

Cheerio until next time .....


  1. Very pretty card...and a nice touch on the inside too.

  2. Oh my...absolutely gorgeous, Linda! Love the palette!

  3. LOVE your stenciled background. It's soft and subtle but adds so much to your design. The tilted frame is PERFECT and those flower sprays are gorgeous. Thanks for the wonderful instructions!

  4. Love the layout and those soft colours Linda. :)

  5. Ooh wow! This is beautiful! xxx


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