Mixed Media Card | XOXO, I Love You

Hello everyone… Today, I have a new mixed media card to share with you all.

I created this card for the STAMPlorations January Mixed Media Challenge. This challenge is anything mixed media goes, including cards, as long as you use one or more stencils on it.

I use the Zen Hearts ARTplorations stencil, Shutters ARTplorations stencil to create the background. First, I created a watercolored background with Catherine Pooler Design’s Ink Pad (Baby Girl) and water using smooshing technique. And then I used stamping with stencil technique to add the shutters ghosting print on it.

Next, I mixed Ranger Texture Paste with fine glitter to create the glittery paste and I added it on the panel with Zen Heart stencil. I let it sit to dry. It is okay to use craft heater to dry the paste, but have to be very careful to not over heat it.

After the texture paste dried well, I used the distresser tool to distress the edges of the background panel and I added it on the white card with permanent adhesive glue.

And for the sentiment, I use the You & Me CUTplorations Phrase Die and Pocket Blooms Stamp Set. I stamped the words on a white cardstock with Catherine Pooler’s Design Ink Pad (Rockin’ Red) and trimmed them into small sentiment strips. I added them on the card with permanent adhesive glue and 3D foam tape. Then then I cut out a red cardstock with the phrase die but I only used the word “you” on this card.

I hope you all will join our mixed media challenge this month. The more you link up, more chances you have to win the prizes!!! And… if you use any STAMPloratios products, you can also link your project at the STAMPlorations Never-Ending Anything Goes Challenge.

You don’t have any STAMPlorations products yet??? No worries… you can use the free digital stamp from STAMPlorations on any of your projects to join their challenges all month long. Go ahead to grab it here today!

Or… you can get STAMPlorations stamps, dies, or/and stencils with 20% OFF for your order today by using this code: STAMPGIRLHELEN when you check out!

Thank you so much for stopping by today! Have a fantastic week!

Mixed Media Coffee Card

Hello everyone… I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season with your loved ones. The year of 2018 almost ends… and ready or not… the new year of 2019 is coming!


Today, I have a simple tutorial to share with you to make this mixed media coffee card. Head over to STAMPlorations Blog to read the full post with step pictures.

I hope you all will find this tutorial is helpful and easy for you to get started with mixed media card. 

Before you go… Here’e 20% OFF coupon code for you to use when you put an order at the STAMPlorations store. The code is STAMPGIRLHELEN (simply copy and paste in the coupon code box when you check out).

THANK YOU SO MUCH for stopping by the STAMPlorations blog today! Hope you all have a fantastic day!

STAMPlorations December Challenges Reminder

Hello everyone… We are half way through December!!! I hope you all ready for the festivities and celebrations of this jolly seasons.

Today, I have couple of cards to share with you to give little inspirations for the challenges that you can play along over STAMPlorations Blog.

For the December CUTplorations Challenge, I made these 2 cards using the Doodle Christmas Bells Cover Plate Die for the backgrounds and the sentiment is from the Homespun Christmas Stamp Set.

And for the December Mixed Media Challenge, I made this card using the Christmas Tree 1 ARTplorations Stencil on the background with some spray paints and Iridescent Creative Medium. I cut out the background with the Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies.

For the tags, I cut out the white and red cardstock using the Tags #1 Nesting Dies. I stamped the sentiment from Peace Love Joy Stamp Set (retired). I stacked them together and tied up the twine on top.

You have two weeks more to play and link up your projects. I’m sure you have some gorgeous last-minute Christmas projects to share with us!

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. Have a wonderful day!

National Hot Cocoa Day

HAPPY NATIONAL HOT COCOA DAY EVERYONE!!! We are celebrating this fun day with a collaboration blog hop.

We’re collaborating with Super Sponsor The Stamps of Life! This blog hop starts at The Stamps of Life blog!

And for this blog hop… I made 2 projects to share with you that I created using the hotchocolate2stamp set and Hot Chocolate Dies.

My first project is a hot cocoa hello card. I cut out the patterned paper with the mug die from the Hot Chocolate Dies. Then, I also cut the foam out of watercolor paper, colored it with Arteza Real Brush Pen and watercolor brush, then I added the glitter on it with glue adhesive.

I added the snowflake patterned paper on the card, and added some metallic silver watercolor paint on it and dried it. Then I cut out the frame with Double Stitched Rectangles Dies and added it on the card with permanent glue on top of the card.

I added the mug and foam on the card with 3D foam tape. I cut out the sentiment strip with Double Stitched Banner Dies, and I stamped the sentiment from the hotchocolate2stamp set with VersaFine Clair Pinecone ink pad.

My second project is the hot cocoa mug tag. I used the same stamp set and die set. I did the stamping, watercoloring, and die cutting the mug and spoon. I stamped the marshmallow on white cardstock and fussy cut them, I put them in a clear bag and tied it up with twine ribbon.

Here’s the full list of the blog hop where you can see lots of inspirations from both Stamp of Life team and Coffee Loving Cardmakers team. Not only you will be inspired, there are chances for you to win the giveaway by Leaving comments along the way! Commenting to be open from December 13 – December 20th with the winner to be posted on Saturday December 22 at 6 am pacific.

Stamps of Life

Vanessa Buzard

Katherine Cartwright

Leslie Capone

Coffee Loving Cardmaker

Amy Tsuruta –> You’re from here

Helen Gullett –> You’re Here

Dana Warren –> You’re Next Stop

Kathy Schweinfurth

Lisa Bzibziak

Laurel Seabrook

Katie Brooks

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today! I hope you enjoy today’s project. Enjoy your hot chocolate all day long!!!

CUTplorations December Challenge

Hello everyone… I hope you all have a great start of this week. I have another mixed media Christmas card to share with you all today.

On my mixed media Christmas card, I used the Christmas Baubles #1 Layering DiesCrazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting DiesHomespun Christmas Stamp SetHolly Background ARTplorations Stencil. And here’s what inspiration me to create for the CUTplorations December Challenge.

I used the watercolor ghosting technique with Holly Background ARTplorations Stencil to create the background. After that, I added some white paint splatters and dried it with craft heater. After that cut it with the medium size of the Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies.

I cut out the ornament Christmas Baubles #1 Layering Dies using red cardstock and gold metallic cardstock. I stacked them together with dries-clear adhesive. I tied some of the baker’s twine on the ornament and added it on the card panel with 3D foam tape. I secured the twine behind the panel with tape, and I added the panel on the card with dries-clear adhesive permanent glue.

I stamped the sentiment from Homespun Christmas Stamp Set with VersaFine Clair Glamorous Ink Pad.

I drew lines to make the frame using Gold UniBall Gel Pen.

That’s my card for this challenge. I hope you all like it. And… it is your turn. When you create a project for this CUTplorations December Challenge and using one of STAMPlorations products on it, you also can link it up at their Never-Ending Anything Goes Challenge.

I also link it up at the Mixed Media December Challenge, that is now accept mixed media card!

If you don’t have any of STAMPlorations products, you can always grab the freebie digital stamp here to use on any of your projects. Or… if you would like to grab some of their products… you can use this code: STAMPGIRLHELEN to get 20% OFF discount on your order from STAMPlorations Store.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today! Have a wonderful season!