Hello Friends! This is Carmen and I have a quick tutorial for you today. Do you need to make a quick birthday card? I have a go-to method of making a card that looks colorful, unique and like you spent all day creating. I combine some patterned The Crafter’s Workshop stencils with vibrant Tim Holtz Distress Inks on a mixed media card and mission accomplished!
Supplies I used….
- Mixed Media Card
- Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Seedless preserves, Evergreen bough, Fired brick, Shaded lilac, Mowed lawn, Salty ocean
- Tim Holtz round blender
- TCW606s Mini Stockinette 6×6
- TCW598s Mini Spikey Wheels 6×6
- TCW599s Mini Jax 6×6
- Wood block letter stamps
For this project I used a mixed media card I had on hand, but you can also use a less heavy cardstock too. To help keep the card in place, I use some painters tape at the crease and adhere it to the sheet. I love using these mini distress inks because there’s so much color in a little pad. The round blending tool is the perfect size for them. When blending the colors onto the card be careful to not press the tool down, simply lightly lay it on the card and move it in circles.
I then selected 3 stencils that had unique geometric patters and 3 more colors that were in the same tone as the other inks. Laying each 6″ x 6″ stencil on the card I used the round blending tool to apply the inks. With the stencils you do need to apply a bit more pressure.
I used some Hero Arts wood block letter stamps I had in my stash to spell the sentiment. I always like giving the words a whimsical turn instead of a straight line.
This card took me only 5 minutes and it’s perfect for the young lady I have in mind.
This creative process can be used for any occasion and sentiment. I hope this inspires you to create one for a special person!