21 April 2018
Mixed media roosters
The new Powder Pink rooster stamp can be stamped as a classic Delfts Blue tile, but you can also modernize is, as Julie Baker has done for us today! She used it for these amazing mixed media cards.
My card today starts with making some background papers using ink- here I've used Distress Oxides by pressing out the ink onto a heat resistant mat and spraying with some water to mix the colours. I then pressed an A4 sheet of paper onto the inks until I was happy with the way the paper looked and allowed to dry. I then laid the Feathers Stencil sheet on top and stippled more ink through the stencil using one of the ink colours until I could see the feather design.
Now you have your background paper which forms the basis of all the elements of the card. Cut out a square from the paper and layer onto a mat leaving a narrow border. Stamp the rooster from the set onto your hand-made paper using a water-resistant ink and cut out with scissors.
Stamp the frame from the rooster set onto white paper and layer onto a mat leaving a small border. Fix the rooster to the centre.
Die-cut the chicken wire and place on your background mat then fix the rooster mat on top.
Cut out the feathers from your hand-made paper and a small circle. Also cut some bow die-cuts from the Gift-Wrapping set, and small charms from the Ribbon edge die set in white and darker papers. Stamp a sentiment onto the charm, then layer up onto the feathers, add the bows and then add the small circle to the centre.
If you like, add a corner die cut to each corner of your card -I've used a very old punch but Marianne have some lovely ones if you have them in your collections!
I've made my cards in a couple of different colours - I love the blue china tile effect and also the more rustic browns - I think I'm going to make a few more in greens and reds/oranges too!