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Farmhouse Style Mixed Media Cards

Stamperia Garden Mixed Media Card Spellbinders April 2022 APG DOM by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Farmhouse Style Mixed Media Cards with APG April 2022 DOM and Stamperia Garden

Hello, Friends!  Just as I promised you yesterday,  I’m back to share these Farmhouse Style Mixed Media Cards.  I had such fun creating with this Amazing Paper Grace Watering Can and Flowers die that I just couldn’t seem to stop!  Yesterday, I shared a video that introduced you to this delightful Club Kit and showed you several different ways to add mixed media finishes to the watering can.  We also learned a simple flower shaping technique.  If you missed that video, you can find  it HERE

Stamperia Garden Mixed Media Card Spellbinders APG DOM April 2022 Kathy Clement Photo 02

This watering can is cut from paper in the Stamperia Garden collection. Here’s how to make this watering can:

  • First die cut the watering can pieces.
  • Then lightly mist both sides of the paper.
  • Now add the embossed design dies over the body of the watering can.  Run them through your machine using an embossing mat.  This really makes the embossed design pop.
  • Next, lightly rub the design with metallic wax.  This will make the design stand out even more.
  • Finally, emboss with Versamark Embossing Ink and Seth Apter Vintage Beeswax Baked Texture.

Stamperia Garden Mixed Media Card Spellbinders APG DOM April 2022 Kathy Clement Photo 03

The card base is 6″ x 6 1/2″.  The background is made with torn layers of paper scraps that I stitched together on my sewing machine.  Add extra texture with mustard seeds, spattered paint and ribbon.

Stamperia Garden Mixed Media Card Spellbinders APG DOM April 2022 Kathy Clement Photo 04

Here’s a peek at the inside of the card.  Of course, I added a pocket!

Tuck in a tea bag, bookmark and honey stick to turn the card into a gift!

Rosemary Garden Mixed Media Card

Stamperia Garden Mixed Media Card Spellbinders APG DOM April 2022 Kathy Clement Photo 06

This watering can base is cut from heavy wrinkled specialty cardstock.  I just kept layering various embossing powders until I achieved the finish you see here.  The base coat is Seth Apter Patina Oxide followed by Vintage Beeswax and a little sprinkling of Taos Sunset.

TIP: Let the first layer of embossing powder cool before you  add the next layer of Versamark Ink and powder!  Heat chunky powders from the underside to avoid blowing the powder all over your work space.

Stamperia Garden Mixed Media Card Spellbinders APG DOM April 2022 Kathy Clement Photo 07

TIP: Cut flower layers from scraps of solid cardstock or patterned papers.  It always makes me happy when I can use up some scraps!

Stamperia Garden Mixed Media Card Spellbinders APG DOM April 2022 Kathy Clement Photo 08

Decorate your pocket with fussy cut images to add extra flair to the card design.

Create a sweet bookmark with scraps of designer paper.  Then tuck it into the pocket along with a tea bag and honey stick.

I keep thinking of different finishes and textures that I could use with this amazing die, so don’t be surprised if you see it again soon!

You’ll find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Mixed Media Watering Can Bouquet Wall Hangings

Amazing Paper Grace DOM April 2022: Mixed Media Watering Can Bouquet Wall Hangings

Hello, Friends!  Today I have a trio of Mixed Media Watering Can Bouquet Wall Hangings to share with you.  Why a trio?  Because sometimes I have so much fun making a project that I decide to just keep going and going and going!  That’s what happened when I started to play with my Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace April Die of the Month.  This watering can die simply captured my imagination to the point that I ended up making FIVE of them.  Each one employs a slightly different mixed media technique.  If you’d like to see what I’ve been up to for the past few days, then read on!

Rusty Watering Can Wall Hanging with Patterned Paper Coneflowers

Stamperia Garden Rusty Watering Can Wall Hanging Amazing Paper Grace DOM April 2022 by Kathy Clement

This was the project that got my creative juices flowing.  First I die cut the watering can from a scrap of 110# white cardstock.  Then I thought, “what if I ink this specimen up with Distress Vintage Tea Dye Ink?”  That looked pretty cool, especially after I spritzed it with a little water.  But then I thought, “What happens if I heat emboss this with a little Seth Apter Taos Sunset Embossing Powder.”  And then…what about Vintage Beeswax Embossing Powder?  And as you can see…I ended up with this wonderfully rusty, pitted watering can.  Which I proceeded to fill with all kinds of coneflowers cut from scraps of Stamperia Garden.  So. Much. Fun.

I just had to make another one.

Chipped Watering Can with Coneflowers

This time I started my adventure with a piece of silver hammered metal specialty paper.  First I die cut and assembled the watering can.  Then I cut out a big stack of coneflowers from patterned paper and plain cardstock.  I ended up not liking the shiny finish on the watering can.  So I heat embossed it with more Taos Sunset.  But then I did a second layer with Stampendous Frantage Spoonful of Rust Embossing Enamel.  This has bits of mica flakes and other textures in it.  After the can cooled, I was able to crack the embossed watering can, ink it with Black Soot Distress Ink, spritz it with water and heat dry.  As the ink dried, it actually sank down into the embossing powder and created a really fabulous chipped/rusted/aged effect.

Even more fun than the first experiment!  Why not give it another test drive?

Embossed Watering Can with Cardstock Coneflowers

This time I started with a piece of pewter embossed specialty paper. First I heat embossed with Patina Oxide Baked Texture.  The finish was pretty, but a little more shiny than what I wanted.  So I sprinkled on more of the Taos Sunset and gave it another coat.  I really like the way this ended up looking like aged copper.

Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month April 2022 Watering Can Pop Up Vignette Die by Kathy Clement

Watering Can and Coneflowers Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to get acquainted with this wonderful die, learn how to assemble it, and get some ideas for shaping those delightful coneflowers, I hope you will enjoy this Make & Take Tuesday Tutorial on YouTube.

OK…true confession time.  I had so much fun with this die, I ended up making two cards, too.  I’ll be back tomorrow to share those with you!

If you’d like to find out how to subscribe to the Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month Club, you can do that HERE.

You’ll find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Spellbinders March 2022 Club Kits Blog Hop

Spellbinders March 2022 Club Kits Blog Hop

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Spellbinders March 2022 Club Kits Blog Hop!  You should be coming here from Emily’s lovely blog. My inspiration project for the hop features the gorgeous Bella Ovalette die from the Amazing Paper Grace Club Kit.

Roses in My Garden Easel Card with Bella Ovalette

Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace March 2022 Die of the Month Stamperia Flower Alphabet Kathy Clement Photo 01

I love how well this beautiful die works as a frame on a focal image.  Here’s how I created the frame.

  • First, layer all the dies on a sheet of Coredinations Whitewash Pastel Green Cardstock.  Use a bit of tape to hold all those layers in place.
  • Then die cut using your  machine’s sandwich instructions.
  • Next, die cut all the layers a second time.  This time use the back side of the Coredinations cardstock.
  • Now, remove the square from the center of the die and set aside.  Do the same with the small medallion piece.
  • Then layer the whitewashed side of the filigree frame over the reverse side of the Coredinations filigree frame.  Offset the two frames slightly to create a shadow effect.
  • Repeat this step with the small square and medallion pieces.
  • Brush the pieces with Art Institute Dries Clear Glitter Glue and sprinkle with Crystal Clear Glitter Flakes. Set aside to dry.
  • Now cut an image from Stamperia Flower Alphabet pad to fit inside the frame and adhere to the back side.

How easy is that?

Decorate the frame with a glittered butterfly, crystal swirls, garden roses and ribbon.  Vintage stick pins add a lovely vintage touch.

Stamp the sentiment on vellum and heat emboss with Rose Gold Embossing Powder.  Dress up the stopper with more flowers, the small medallion piece and a resin crown.

A Peek Inside

Here’s a look at the inside of the card.  The small square frame is just the right size to fit the front of a handmade vellum envelope.  Tuck this behind the medallion to hold it in place.

Insert a little tag inside the envelope, or add a gift card.

More Bella Ovalette Projects

Graphic 45 Alice's Tea Party APG DOM March 2022 Reneabouquets Kathy Clement Photo 01

Watch the tutorial for this card made with the Bella Ovalette Dies HERE.

APG Be3lla Ovalette Die with Carta Bella Farmhouse Market papers by Kathy Clement

You can see more of this card HERE.

Giveaway!

To celebrate this release, Spellbinders is giving away a $25 gift certificate to 3 lucky blog readers.  Winners will be selected from the comments on the Spellbinders blog. 

This giveaway closes on Sunday, March 13th, 11:59 pm MST. The winner will be announced in the Spellbinders blog hop post the following Wednesday. (Winners are responsible for shipping costs, duties, and taxes.)

Please note, store credit (gift certificate) cannot be applied to Club Subscriptions. Store credit can be applied to shop past Club products, Club extras and regular releases.

On With the Hop!

Here is the complete lists of inspiration blogs.

Spellbinders Blog

Tina Smith

Bibi Cameron

Annie Williams

Jill Hilliard

Jean Manis

Becca Feeken

Yasmin Diaz

Linda Parker

Virginia Lu

Sandra Nagel

Ilina Crouse

Laurie Willison

Jennifer Snyder

Marie Heiderscheit

Jennifer Kotas

Deborah Jenkins

Hussena Calcuttawala

Linh Van

Joy Baldwin

Erin Thompson

Rosemary Dennis

Karen Yagel

Jenny Colacicco

Jeanne Jachna

Jessica Vasher

Melody Rupple

Alanna Moses

Lisa Tilson

Jen Krey

Emily Leiphart

Kathy W. Clement  YOU ARE HERE

Rebecca Keppel
You’ll find a linked supply list below this post.

Enjoy the hop!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Stamperia Flower Alphabet Springtime Folio

Stamperia Flower Alphabet Springtime Folio for Really Reasonable Ribbon by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Really Reasonable Ribbon February Blog Hop:  Stamperia Flower Alphabet Springtime Folio

Hello, Friends!  This Stamperia Flower Alphabet Springtime Folio is my inspiration piece for the Really Reasonable Ribbon February 2022 Blog Hop.  You should be arriving here filled with inspiration after visiting Ginny’s beautiful blog. We are welcoming Spring this month with the luscious Purple and Green Ribbon Club Assortment.

Really Reasonable Ribbon February 2022 Ribbon Club Assortment

Stamperia Flower Alphabet Springtime Folio

Stamperia Flower Alphabet Springtime Folio by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 01

The ribbon club is so lovely this month, that I had a hard time choosing which ribbons to work with.  A quick tour through my springtime papers revealed this gorgeous Flower Alphabet collection from Stamperia.  The daisy images were the perfect match for the ribbons in the club.

The folio measures 7″ x 7″ to accommodate the large images in the paper collection.

Dressing the front of the folio up with lace panels, creamy ivory florals, Reneabouquets Beautiful Board and those gorgeous Daisies on Green Satin Ribbon made for a pretty scene.  A Grape Taffeta Ribbon closure adds a pop of color and helps bring out the colors in the chipboard.

I just love the way all these elements work together.  It makes me feel like I’m looking out the window, watching spring unfold its beauty.

A Peek Inside

The inside of the folio has a slash pocket filled with pretty treasures, and a side pocket filled with tasty treats.

More Details

This little flap page has a side opening and a bottom opening.

There’s a secret message inside the flap.

And room for photos when you lift the front cover up.

The pretty center panel is a waterfall mechanism with a spring arbor hidden beneath.

TIP: Add strength and beauty to the album spine by wrapping it with 3/8″ Green and Purple Plaid Satin ribbon from the Club.

On With the Hop!

Now hop on over and see what paper pretties Cheryl has in store for you. Be sure to finish up the hop over on the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog.  If you answer Bonnie’s question of the month, you’ll be entered to win your very own February Ribbon Club Assortment!

If you’re not subscribed to the Monthly Ribbon Club, now is a great time to join.  Each month of the year, you’ll receive a lovely themed ribbon collection filled with unique and beautiful goodies to add to your handmade items.  It’s like getting a birthday present every month of the year!   You can find out how to join HERE.

You’ll find a linked supply list below this post.

Enjoy the hop!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Stamperia Provence Pop Up Card

Stamperia Provence Pop Up Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 01

Stamperia Provence Pop Up Card for Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello, Friends!  This Stamperia Provence pop up card is a little promise of springtime!  The best way I know of to fight the winter blues is with lots and lots of pretty spring papers, ribbons and embellishments.  Really Reasonable Ribbon must feel that way, too, because the February Ribbon Club is like a breath of fresh spring air.

Really Reasonable Ribbon February 2022 Ribbon Club Assortment

Can you smell the lilacs and the lavender blooming?  These lovely ribbons inspired me to invite spring breezes into my studio with Stamperia’s Provence paper collection.

Lovely As Springtime

  • First, create a 5 1/2″ square card base.  Just for fun…locate the fold on the BOTTOM edge of the card.  (You’ll see why in a moment. )
  • Cut and mat a 5″ x 5″ panel of the weathered wood paper over white and lilac cardstock.
  • Next, create a ribbon border by layering Green and Purple Plaid ribbon over Light Orchid Diamond Satin Ribbon.  Wrap this around the bottom of the weathered wood panel.
  • Now cut 2 images from the paper pad. Layer these with a diagonal line.  Place foam dots between the front and the back layer.
  • Then tie two Key Lime Bows for the corners of the card. Top with pretty lavender flowers.
The Details

A quick search through my embellishment stash revealed this old Prima sundial frame and an old Melissa Frances resin bird.  Layer these together with foam squares between to add dimension.  Tie a snippet of  Swiss Dots Grape Satin ribbon around a little hinge clip to act as a closure for the card.

A Peek Inside

The front of this card drops down to reveal a pop-up scene made from fussy cut images.  Isn’t it fun?

The pocket on the bottom of the card holds a little accordion style folio tied with more Key Lime Ribbon.  I tucked in a purple teabag, too.

Spring colors are so welcome in the middle of winter.  I hope you find time to play with these beautiful ribbons soon.

You’ll find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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