ID: MC Dec/13 - Mixed Media Cups - Find Yourself  Card
Size: 7"w x 3"h

Created: December 20, 2013

I was in a mixed media mood, rare for me... but I came across a mixed media video on Pinterest by Vicky Papaioannou (  or on You Tube ( which was really well done, so decided to give it a go... am pleased with the results.

 I used a quote stamp and cut up words from several quotes stamps from Quietfire Design

I used Neenah Solar White 110# cardstock for my mixed media layer. Trimmed it down to about an 1" wider and higher than needed. Cut up some yucky scrapbook cardstock that had linear circular design in a yucky color... Can you tell I didn't like that cardstock... Adhered it edge to edge on my white cardstock using Golden's Polymer Medium both as a glue and as a protective coating. Used Distress Paints in various yellows, orange and brown to color over the first layer. Added a bit of Antique Linen to lighten the central portion.. Stamped some doodads here and there (Quietfire Design for the squares pattern & Old Island for the swirly pattern) using Versafine Black Onyx. Heat set.

Found some cup images on line, altered them and then cut with my electronic cutter from various scrapbook papers. Cut slits in each one to stack them. Adhered them to the background. Used various markers to shade and accent each cup, then outlined in black. Trimmed the piece down to size. Used the copper Distress paint to color the edges.

Stamped my quote on another piece of scrapbook paper using the black and clear embossed. Cut using Spellbinders "Labels Six" die set. Adhered to background. Cut little tags, punched out red hearts (Martha Stewart border punch), punched holes and strung with red thread. Adhered the same floral scrapbook paper to the back of the background then adhered it to my easel.

Stamped the lace doily (Stampin Up "Hello Doily") using Versafine Vintage Sepia and embossed with Pearlescent embossing powder.

Cut another cup from heavy cardstock covered with the scrapbook paper and adhered to card floor to act as my stopper.

Stamped the words from various Quietfire Design quotes using the black on the blue scrapbook paper and cut out, then adhered to card floor. Die cut the word "CUP" using Sizzix Tim's "Word Play" die, colored the letters with a black marker adhered to card  floor and applied Glossy Accents.

Detail of mixed media layer

Inside (floor)

Card closed



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