Saturday, September 19, 2015

ESF Mixed Media Card

Hello, Dear Friends! Popping in today to share another ESF Mixed Media Card. I tell you I am really have fun making these mixed media cards.

 You have so much creative freedom and sometimes you know when the card does not turn out like you had imagined, well with mixed media I feel if you keep working and just try things it turns out even better. Like the card I am sharing today. When I first made the background page, I wasn't really happy with it but just adding the black edging made all the difference and I think the card turned out even better.

ESF Mixed Media Card

 So what do you all think?

Products Used:
  1. First cut a piece of white cardstock depending on the size of the card base you intend to use. My cardstock is 4 X 5. 25.
  2. Apply 2 layers of ESF Gesso. Let dry between layers
  3. Add color to the white base with ESF pigment ink and let dry. Love these pigment inks they are so concentrated that just a drop goes a long way.
  4. Then add texture. Here I added texture using a die cut and ESF Texture and let dry.
  5. Add color to the texture using ESF pigment inks and let dry.
  6. Edge the cardstock and texture with black ink using a dauber.
  7. Paint a piece of white cardstock with Ann Butler Design Iridescents by ESF. I used Sheer Silver and painted 3 layers to get the color I wanted.
  8. Stamp your image on the Iridescents colored paper.
  9. Color the image using ESF Chalk it Up paint and stickles.
  10. Finish the card with some layers and embellishments.
Here is a closer look at the mixed media background. The background with all the ESF rich colors just pop. Love all these amazing products by ESF that are completely safe, non toxic and environment friendly.

ESF Mixed Media Card

Hope you enjoyed this tutorial. Love how this ESF Mixed Media Card turned out.

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Monday, September 14, 2015

Faux Quilt Ann Butler Background

Hello, Crafty Friends! How is everybody doing today?. Today I would like to share a faux quilt Ann Butler background card which came together pretty quickly.

Can't believe we are halfway into September already, where does the time intend to fly too, just feels like yesterday that we were welcoming 2015 and I had hopes of accomplishing so many things. Well, on the flip side I still have 3.5 months to accomplish my tasks. 

Faux Quilt Ann Butler Background

Sometimes its nice to not layer up the card too much.

Products Used:
Ann Butler Crafter’s Ink by Clearsnap: Lilac, night
Ann Butler 1"Faux Quilt Stamps by Unity Stamps 
Cardstock, lace, border embossing folder, glitter pen, image stamp

1. Cut the top layer of the cardstock depending on the size card you want and then lay your faux quilt pattern on an acrylic block. With Ann Butler Design Stamps you have a lot of flexibility on how you want your pattern to be as these stamps don't have edges so they work beautifully and you can come up with limitless options. Once you are satisfied with the pattern stamp it on the card. Here I used Ann Butler Design Lilac ink pad.
2. Then I defined the edges of the quilt pattern with glitter pen. and edged the cardstock with black ink
3. Using an embossing folder embossed one side, added lace and the stuck on an image.

Hope you will try a similar faux quilt Ann Butler Background technique.

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