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Friday, August 19

Quick + Easy Cards

I'm up again on the CardMaker Magazine blog sharing how I created this set of Quick + Easy cards.

Thanks for dropping by, have a WONDERFUL weekend!

Wednesday, August 17

CardMaker Magazine + Momenta Blog Hop

Hello there! Thanks for dropping by today -- you should have come to visit my blog from blog for the Momenta and CardMaker Magazine Blog hop. Make sure you take a few minutes to visit the Momenta Facebook page as they are hosting a pretty awesome giveaway!

Today our blog hop is all about the amazing mixed media products from Momenta and Art-C and I thought I'd share how easy you can create a beautiful mixed media card using their great range of products. (As this point, I should mention that I work for Momenta in their Portsmouth office.)

For this card a have a few different things to create before I can assemble the card, so let's start with the background paper. I used the Feather Stamp from the Stamp + Die set with VersaMark ink to stamp a pattern on smooth watercolor paper. Once the pattern was created I sprinkled clear embossing powder over the surface and heat set with a heat gun. When that was cool I used the Copper Metallic paint, watered down to add some color to the background. When that was dry I trimmed, rounded the corners and inked the edges.

White the paint was drying on my background sheet I stamped and painted the feather sheet. I wasn't sure just how many feathers I would want so I filled the page with the various feather stamps and added color with blue watercolor paint and some random Copper Metallic paint splatters. When that was dry, I trimmed a strip off the top to use as a ribbon and die-cut the feathers.

Here's a quick tip, use post-it notes to hold the dies in place while you create your cutting sandwiches and die-cut the shapes.

For this card I also used a piece of the Marble Paper from the Momenta paper pad and a piece of black shimmer card stock. Here's a quick shot of all the elements I have to create this easy, mixed media card.

Assembly is easy, layer the elements with a dry adhesive.

To finish, just add the feathers and a piece of twine and stamp a little sentiment to tie to the twine.

Thank you so much for joining me today, your next stop on this Cardmaker Magazine Blog hop is:

And, in case you aren't sure where you came from, or want to start over -- here's the line-up:

Jeanne Streiff
Juliana Michaels
Daniela Dobson
Sean Fetterman
Nancy Damiano
Catherine Scanlon < ---- You are here  
Kelly Gettelfinger

Oh, if this couldn't get ANY better -- Momenta is having an AMAZING Giveaway on their Facebook page. Good luck on the Giveaway - and thank you so much for dropping by today, have a wonderful weekend.