Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Extraordinary Adventure Card!

Welcome, dear friends! I'm so excited to be here with you today! I'm sharing a new card on the Maja Design Blog inspired by their stunning Vintage Summer Basics Collection. This week I'm opting for a soothing, neutral palette, handmade mixed media blooms, and some fun rubber stamping.

The base of the card is formed by distressing, layering, and stitching lovely Maja Design papers.

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The flowers are created with mulberry paper and a plethora of products to add texture and color. They coordinate with the card perfectly in real life. I think the camera picked up on the sheen in some of the sprays, giving them a brighter gold tone in my photos. My hands will be stained for days, but these flowers were ever so much fun!

Below is a side view of the bouquet and it's many layers.

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Artistic tearing reveals a second layer of  design paper.

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Below is a closer look at the stamped image and stitching. One of the rubber stamps is an ad for paint, so I blended some acrylics to coordinate with the design paper and randomly splattered it about the card.

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The twine bow and flower stamens are stained to fit in with the color palette.

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The interior of the card is finished in design papers and stamping, but my photos of it didn't turn out well. The picture below gives you an idea of how it's completed. 

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Thank you so much for visiting with me today! I also want to thank you for your kind words on my last post. I treasure each of crafty friends and your comments warm my heart. I wish you carefree, fun filled summer days!


Maja Design Papers Used: Vintage-Summer-BasicsK

Additional Supplies - Dies: Tim Holtz Tattered Florals, Magnolia Rose Leaf, Memory Box Flourish. Stamps: Carabelle Text et Negatif, Paper Artsy Hot Picks 1602, Inks: Archival Ink (Potting Soil). For Flowers: Prima Heavy White Gesso, Prima Texture Powder, Distress Stains, Prima Color Blooms, Lindsay's Stamp Gang Starburst Sprays, Flower Stamens,  Flower Shaping Tools, Mulberry Paper, Acrylic Paints. Pop Up Foam Adhesive, Tim Holtz Distress Tool, Natural Twine, Sewing Machine, Thread

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  1. Very beautiful and I love that the inside is decorated as well

    Chrissie xx

  2. Your cards are always so stunning! They are absolutely gorgeous! You hand make the most fabulous flowers!! This card is magnificent!

  3. Lovely card, Nancy! Your flowers are always so pretty!

  4. This is one of my favorites of yours, I so love the stamping and bumped out banner. Really cool and edgier than most - which I love. Great work this week. Hugs, Autumn PS. I had to pin this one. <3