Monday, September 1, 2014

Autumn Colors at MMCC

Welcome back for the 3rd month 
at Mixed Media Card Challenge!

 The theme for September's challenge is Autumn Colors with the optional use of metal or leaves. Our sponsor this month is Add a little Dazzle.

Our leaves here are beginning to turn gold and color fill the hills. Hope you are inspired by the Design Team's samples and enjoy the colors of the season.

I started the card background by stamping an embossing folder with misted distress inks. For added interest I add paint drops and some small stamped images.

The foliage plant is a die cut from Add a Little Dazzle’s beautiful thin metal. The thin weight makes it possible to cut such intricate designs. I sandwich a piece of wax paper between the die and metal to help with the release of the thin cuts.Then a ball stylus is used on the back of the leaves to add texture. The plant is colored with Sharpie markers. And the metal is adhered to the card with mat gel medium.

After die cutting the metal sentiment I sanded the raised edges to create the silver outline around the word. I completed the card with blue metal ribbon that I created with metal hand tools.  I also made a punch alcohol inked butterfly to carry the blue color across the card.

Supplies:  Stamps-Art Impressions; Embossing Folder-Darice;  Mediums-distress ink, alcohol ink and gel medium; Sharpie pens; Add a Little Dazzle metal

Thanks to Add a Little Dazzle for being our sponsor this month.  Direct link to the Add a Little Dazzle shop.


I hope you decide to play in this month's Mixed Media Card Challenge!  

Get inky and have fun!...Jan


  1. What a wonderful watery background you created Jan! Your delicate metal florals look lovely against it!

  2. I love the bricks in the BG, the metal u incorporated is beautiful !

  3. Great color choices and I love the metal bling!

  4. I've to try the technique you've used to create d bg. Looks perfect for d metal leaves.

  5. Beautiful design Jan. Love the technique you've used for your background. And love the different ways you've colored and textured the metal. Loll xx

  6. lovely metal details!!! great card!

  7. Love how you've done the background, Jan! Perfect backdrop for the metal leaves.

  8. Love the die cut metal flower and sentiment - I'd never have realised it was metal. So pretty!

  9. That die is fantastic. Your background is so cool. And the pops of blue are striking. Great card, Jan.


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