Saturday, 27 February 2016

Mixed media Valentine card

  It's been a while since i posted on my blog :)
Here's a mixed media card i made

I did this for my guest designer post over at ICR where the challenge was to use any row or column from the tic tac toe board with the twist of using a mandala..

I challenged myself to use all the elements in the board :)

Am really sorry that i don't have any pictures of the making.. I'll just give a word description below.. Pls read on if you are interested :)

I began by heat embossing the bg by repeatedly stamping the two designs alternately.. This is from the WRMK filigree stamp set.. I always try to expand tbe use of stamps..
I then smooshed distress inks dusty concord & worn lipstick (emboss resist technique)
I also added some memnto inks (lilac posies, grape jelly, rose pink) over that.. These are dye inks & they relatively move less when compared to distress inks.. So u end up with lots of textures..

I stamped the sentiment (generously sent to me by Varshitha from varnas creations) with versamark ink on a heart vellum die cut which again is a gift from a dear crafty Sathya & heat embossed with platinum embossing powder..
Added some wooden hearts & a ribbon bow.. to finish off i prepped a pink card base & did some stencilling with white pigment ink for added interest & stuck the panel with foam tape:)

I did another card following the same steps on request from a friend.. Am glad she liked it :)

Hope you liked it. Do lemme know your comments.. They mean a lot to me.. Thanks for your time..
Create. Have fun.

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  1. Beautiful embossing card Rhiz.....

  2. Very pretty card! Thanks so much for joining us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

  3. beautiful card! Thank you for joining us at Mixed Media Monthly. =)

  4. Such a pretty card!! Thanks so much for playing at the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

  5. Beautiful dear. So much of detailed embossing & the colors are awesome :) love those lil wooden hearts :)

  6. Very pretty card! Thank you so much for playing with us at the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

  7. Your background is fantastic! The emboss/resist is cool. Love the DI colors you have used. The wood hearts add such charm! Thanks for joining us!

  8. What a gorgeous card! I LOVE the fun background you created--this is just so pretty! Thank you for joining us at MHKDesigns! Sending HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  9. Both beautiful cards, I like your lacy background and your vellum sayings are a great accompaniment! Great embellishing too. Glad you joined us at MHK Designs. Donna DT

  10. Beautiful stamping n lovely card !!
    Thank you for joining us @ Peek-a-boo Designs challenge!!

  11. This is just remarkable and so perfect for our challenge at MHKDesigns.. Your attention to detail is so well done.. Your background amazing! The vellum heart amazing! your talent amazing!! Great job and I want to thank you so much for joining us MHKDesigns..
    Cyber Hugs,
    Shawna DT

  12. What a lovely mixed media card, Riswana. The vellum heart is a pretty little design detail. Great job! Thank you so much for playing along and we hope to see more lovely projects from you.
    x Asha

  13. Delightful card, Riswana. Love how you did the background! It's really terrific to see you playing along in our challenge at MHK Designs this month. Good luck in the draw.
    NanaConnie DT