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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Sending you Hope

Happy Tuesday! Hope you are all doing well!
I wanted to pop in and share a mixed media card that I made using several techniques for the 7Kids Store Blog today.





The background was created with the Vines (Memory Box) stencil and  Crackled Texture Paste. I placed the stencil onto my paper, then spread a thin layer of crackled texture paste over it. I pulled the stencil off, and set the paper aside to dry.
While that was drying, I began working on the butterfly.The butterfly was cut with one of the beautiful Butterflies (Stampendous) dies. I sponged the butterfly die cut with my mini blending tool and Tumbled Glass and Vintage Photo Distress inks. I then took the music stamp from the Penny Black FootNotes set, and stamped it on the butterfly. 
When my embossed panel was dry, I started sponging the edges with Tumbled Glass, Crushed Olive and Vintage Photo Distress inks. See all the fun texture? 



If you look closely, you can see a couple of vellum doilies that I cut with the beautiful Splendid Circles (Spellbinders) dies. I placed one behind the butterfly and one on top of the butterfly. Sometimes I just want to add lots of textures to my cards! Hope you like my card and will be inspired to try using texture pastes. Tabitha will be adding some texture pastes to the 7KIDS Store soon!!!! Yay!!!!

I am going to add this card to the current 
Mixed Media Card Challenge


Thanks for stopping by!
Mackie


Items that I used on my card that available at the 7KIDS Store are linked below:

Paper: Neenah Solar White, Vellum (Michael's)
Accessories: Crackled Texture Paste (Dreamworks/Wendy Vecchi); twine; pearl flourishes
                      Flower (Petaloo Botanical)

11 comments:

Maria said...

Wow! Amazing over the top beauty on your card, Mackie! Love the background...so pretty! Gorgeous butterfly, too!

Lisa said...

Oh WOW!!! The layers, textures and colors on this are gorgeous Mackie, what an amazing work of art!!

Mona Pendleton said...

Beautiful card Mackie! The textured crackled background looks stunning! That butterfly is gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration!

Gail said...

This is gorgeous.One of the best cards I've seen posted by the DT at 7Kids. I love the texturing you've done and how you described it and appreciate that you did! Beautiful colors and an overall beautifulc ard.

Loll said...

LOVE all the layers on this beauty. The crackled paste through the stencil is amazing, and love the colours you've used to sponge around the edges. And your layered butterfly is so beautiful. Thanks so much for playing along at Mixed Media Card Challenge.

Vickie Z said...

Love the texture and paste!! Fabulos!!

Sanna Lippert said...

this is just stunning!!! love the texture and crackled background, and the centerpiece is just beautiful!!! thanks for joining us at MMCC this month!

shirley-bee said...

This is gorgeous, Mackie! I love the texture paste background and all the layers around the butterfly - so much interest! Thanks for playing along at MMCC :)

Elina Strömberg said...

Beautiful, beautiful card! Love what you have made with crackle paint on the background. Looks amazing! ♥
Thank you for playing with us at MMCC. Hoping to see you with us again in April!

Deepti said...

I am speechless!! This is such a beauty :) Thank you for sharing with MMCC

Lee Ann Barrett said...

Wow! This is simply amazing, Mackie! I need some crackle paste now, LOL! Your masterpiece is absolutely deserving of your win at MMCC! Congrats!