Friday, February 22, 2013

Messy Circles!

Today I want to share a card that I made using a Crafter's Workshop Template, Ranger Distress Inks and some modeling paste.  I love playing with this mixed media stuff!

Here's a little step by step on how I created the background.  

What a great way to start...a Crafter's Workshop Template and Ranger Distress Inks!

I started with Picked Raspberry Distress Ink and covered my cardstock.  Then, I blended the second color, Shaded Lilac Distress Ink beginning at the edge and working toward the center of the card. 

I really like that the ink brings out the textured pattern of the cardstock.

Now, it's time to add some dimension using the Crafters Workshop Messy Circles Template and some modeling paste.

I prefer using a light modeling paste for my projects.  It dries faster and doesn't add extra weight to it.  I save expired and used gift cards to apply the paste.  They work great and if you don't feel like cleaning up, it becomes disposable.

Here is a look at the entire card front covered with the template and modeling paste.  

It doesn't take long to dry!  I removed my template immediately after applying the modeling paste.  It is much easier to clean before the paste dries on it.  The modeling paste is a great way to get dimension and texture on a project.  I blended a little Peacock Feathers Distress Ink over the white circles to tone them down.

A few die cuts for embellishing and a sentiment to finish off the card.

Supplies
 
Golden Light Modeling Paste
La-La Land Crafts Hot Air Balloon Die-cut
Memory Box Hot Air Balloon Die-cut*
Memory Box Simple Banner Die-cut*
Momenta 3-D Sticker Sentiment
Spellbinders Ribbon Banner Die-cut
Recollections Cardstock
 

*Product by the listed manufacturer is available in the CropStop Store.  The specific item listed may be currently out of stock.

I hope my project has inspired you to try this modeling paste technique with any of the Crafters Workshop templates found in the CropStop Store.

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4 comments:

Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

Gorgeous card!

Bibiana Martinez-Ziegler said...

Thanks for the tutorial...I love the balloon die from lala
bibiana
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Bibiana Martinez-Ziegler said...

thanks for the tutorial, love the ballon die from lala
bye bibiana vist me at My Personal blog: http://stampingwithbibiana.blogspot.com/

Jeanette Nyström (Jeany) said...

Beautiful card Vicki! I love the mixed media background and the distresscolours are awesome. I love how the card turned out!

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