Reversed Stamping Technique & a Card with Mixed Media Marks

Hi everyone, it is Peley Renata with you today with a greeting card using the Mixed Media Marks stamp set. For this occasion, I decided it is time for me to create a card for a change. I think 90% of my makes are art journal pages, but occasionally I like to spice it up a bit with some cards, tags, or ATCs. Creating cards is a bit out of my comfort zone, but let me show you how it all went.

As a first step, I would like to give you a preview of some supplies that I have gathered for this project. First and most important – the Rubber Dance Mixed Media Marks stamp set. At this point I only had a background in my mind and later on I will use some more Rubber Dance stamps, but all in its due time. The other important product for the reverse stamping technique was the Ranger – Simon Hurley Stamping Foam.

So how does this work? First, I took a stamping foam and heated it a bit with my heat gun. After that, I took the grid stamp from the Mixed Media Marks set and pressed it on the stamping foam. I tried not to press in the full design as I did not wish for a full block, just some faded out edges. Once the pattern was there, I used a brayer and applied Peeled Paint Distress Oxide Ink on the stamping foam.

When I had that layer of Distress Oxide on the stamping foam, I sprayed just a bit of clear water on it for a more distressed look and stamped it on my card base. This way I covered just one half of my card and for the rest I have repeated the same process. After you are done stamping with the Stamping Foam, don’t forget to clean off the paint and re-heat it, so that the surface would become smooth again and ready to imprint some other patterns for future projects.

That was a good start and I love how grungy it looked, but I still wanted to make it a little bit more special. I took my pastel pencils and colored in random squares using brown, blue and orange colors as I thought they go well with my Peeled Paint base.

Perhaps you have noticed my love for the Mixed Media Marks stamp set in my previous blogs, so I just couldn’t resist to use it again to further embellish my background. For stamping, I used Vintage Photo Distress Oxide.

Now it was time to let go of my background and start thinking of a focal point. I still didn’t have any idea but I just thought that a girl can’t go wrong with some butterflies. So, I have thought of another great stamp to have from the Rubber Dance collection – Grungy Butterflies. Anyway, I chose two butterflies from this stamp set and colored them using Prismacolor Premier color pencils.

Now it was the time for some sentiment and once again, I decided to use one of my Rubber Dance favorites – Mix a Sentiment. This time I did not try to compose a quote and instead I picked a nice word for each of the butterflies.

The last step was to adhere the card to a black card base and that was it. For someone who is generally not a card maker, I really had fun with this one. And I think this was a really interesting technique to apply color on your project and I hope you will try it out as well.

Have a great crafty day!


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