Hi friends! Happy Tuesday! I’m delighted to welcome back special monthly blog guest Cheiron Brandon with a gorgeous mixed media Valentine to inspire! Read on and enjoy!
Hi there crafty friends! It’s Cheiron Brandon here and today I have a special mixed media Valentine card using the heart from the From The Vault Rosette dies that I created for one of those friends that has a heart of gold. This card is not super practical to mail but would be great in a package, or with a box of sweet treats, which is how I plan to give it.
To begin, I cut a panel of Distress Watercolor Cardstock to 4 ¼ x 5 1/2. I added Distress Opaque Texture Paste through the Valentine stencil using a palette knife. Once my paste was dry, I sprayed my panel with water and then added a mixture of Distress Spray Stains and Oxide Spray moving them around with more water before drying the panel. Once my panel was dry, I added some stamping from the Faded Type set using Distress Archival Ink in Ground Espresso.
Then, I mixed up some Gilded Foundry Wax with a bit of Isopropyl Alcohol and splattered it on my card with a paintbrush, then heat set it with my embossing tool. I also added black and white splatters using Distress Paints in Picket Fence and Scorched Timber. I trimmed the panel to 4 x 5 1/4 and used my Paper Distresser tool to rough up the edges and then inked those with the Ground Espresso Distress Archival Ink.
To create the hearts, I cut 3 of them out of Metallic Kraft Stock, folded them on the score lines and then adhered them with Distress Collage Medium. I wanted to add an extra layer of shine, so I misted the entire panel with Distress Mica Spray in Tarnished Brass. Once that was dry, I adhered the inky panel to a white card base, then adhered the hearts to the panel with Distress Collage Medium.
To complete my card, I stamped and embossed the Love You sentiment from the Noteworthy Set onto a strip of Simon Says Stamp Dark Chocolate Cardstock. I love all the sparkle and shine on this card and I can not wait to share it with someone special!
Thanks so much for stopping by and thanks to Cheiron for being our guest!