Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Mixed Media Thank You Card with Fall Pumpkins | Rubbernecker Stamps

 Hi crafty friends!  Today I have a fun mixed-media thank you card using Rubbernecker Stamps new Fall Pumpkins set!  I had so much fun making this card with inking, coloring, and embossing!  I've shared all of my steps to make this below!

Card base and layer:

  • Die cut a piece of 4" x 5-¼" Neenah Desert Storm card stock with the Diamonds die.
  • Next I used a Versamarker Watermark Pen to trace around the diamond openings and the edge of the card.
  • I actually intended to do this very neatly, however, that was a fail! LOL!  So I went with the kind of "messy" look and intentionally went a little sloppy with the Versamarker pen.  Then I sprinkled on some gold sparkle embossing powder and heat set it.
  • Repeat with the pen and heat embossing until you're happy with the look.
  • Ink the edges and openings with Walnut Stain Distress ink.
  • I thought I'd add more sparkle and splashed on some gold metallic paint drops with a paintbrush!
  • Add foam tape to the back and adhere to an A2 card base.

Images and sentiment:

  • I wanted to color the images with my Copic markers before adding the embossing powder.  I've heard that embossing powder and Copics are not friends!
  • So first I used my MISTI to stamp the pumpkins, leaf stems, and berries with no-line coloring ink onto 80# Neenah card stock.  Leave the stamps on the MISTI door!
  • TIP:  Using a stamp positioning tool such as the MISTI is essential for this technique.  After I finished the images, I placed the card stock back into the MISTI, patted on anti-static powder, and stamped them again.  This time I used Versamark clear embossing ink.
  • Sprinkle on gold glitter embossing powder and heat set.
  • Fussy cut the images.
  • Die cut the script portion of the You die three times from 80# Neenah card stock.  Press your Versamark ink pad onto one of the die cuts to cover completely.  Add the gold glitter embossing powder and heat set.
  • Adhere the three "You" die cuts together, with the embossed layer on top.
  • Die cut the shadow for the "you" twice, once from white card stock, and another time from Neenah Desert Storm.  Adhere the script "you" to the white shadow.
  • Ink up the edges of the Desert Storm shadow with Walnut Stain Distress ink. Adhere, offset, beneath the white shadow.
  • Stamp the "thank" in black ink.  This is from the Thanks Set and I actually masked of the "s" and the comma with masking tape--ink up the stamp--remove the tape--and stamp onto white card stock.  Trim and adhere to the "you" layers with a foam square.
  • Die cut white card stock with a Grass die, color with Copics, and trim to 4".  Adhere to the base of the card.
  • Adhere the pumpkins and leaves with glue.  I did use foam tape to adhere the pumpkin on the right.
  • Finish up by adding drops of Caribbean Ocean Nuvo Crystal Drops here and there around the images.

Well, if you stuck around through all of my crafty fun, thank you!  I always so appreciate you!!!

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  1. Wonderful colors, and very unique card -- a very sweet thank you

  2. The turquoise pumpkin is really quite stunning....love "messy" or do they call it shabby shiek. Nicely done.

  3. Amazing card. I love the colors and your great embossing!


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