After 17 years as a Paper Crafter, it still surprises me how excited I can get over a new acquisition! I truly love collecting all the goodies associated with Card Making and Mixed Media. Unfortunately, that means I’m somewhat of a hoarder! I have vowed to begin using all of the great stuff that I’ve been accumulating. So…I dug out my new leaf die with the matching embossing folder for this Jungle themed Card.
Originally, I began creating this for a Card Swap I’m in where I’m supposed to make something that includes an item I “collect.” I’m not a collector of anything really – except Paper Crafting Supplies! LOL But…my house sure does have a lot of animals and animal prints – especially elephants. To represent that, I used TH’s Ticket Die to cut out a strip of tickets. I stamped an elephant collaged stamp in Black Archival Ink and colored it in. Glass Beads were used on top to decorate the ticket.
- To create the background, add Distress Stains to a Craft Sheet, spritz with water and drag Manila Card Stock through the ink and heat set. (Do a few at a time so you have extras!)
- Next, sponge the same color Distress Inks over the card stock and spritz with water to create droplets. Heat Set.
- Add Walnut Stain Distress Ink to the edges of the post cards using a Mini Blending Tool.
- Apply Vintage Photo Distress Ink through TH’s Crocodile Stencil using a Mini Blending Tool.
- Apply Gold Embossing Paste through the Burlap Stencil and immediately clean the stencil. Allow to dry or heat set.
- The background for the leaves was created using an Archival Ink/Alcohol Technique where you put drops onto a Craft Sheet, pour Alcohol over them, mix a little with a spatula and then pick the ink up with Specialty Stamping Paper.
- Use a Heat Tool to move the inks around. The alcohol will burn off and create the most amazing backgrounds. No two are alike!
- Once you die cut the leaves from your alcohol backgrounds, sponge over them with Distress Inks and sponge the edges with Walnut Stain Distress Ink.
- Attach to each other with Glue Dots and then tie Jute String around the stems.
- Apply Distress Stains to a Craft Sheet to dye Crinkle Ribbon and attach to the post card, securing behind with Glue Dots.
- Stamp a Script Background Stamp in Black Archival Ink randomly onto your background.
- Sponge a die cut and attach to the bottom of your post card.
- Apply Chit Chat Stickers, draw around stickers using a Black Distress Marker and smudge them a little .
- Attach Idea-ology Mini Corners to two corners of the post card.
- Attach the leaves to the post card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
- Attach the ticket to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals and an Idea-ology Paper Clip.
- Attach the post card to a 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ Chocolate Chip Card that is scored and folded at 4-1/4″.
Here’s an alternate card that was created by using one of the extra backgrounds. It’s very similar.
I love the way the cards turned out but I totally TRASHED my desk while creating them! LOL!
Here’s another look at the Hope and Courage Card. You can see all of the delicious texture!
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