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Thinking of Birds – MIX Challenge 473

We’re all about birds this week on SCS. Yesterday’s Ways to Use It Challenge was birds, but I couldn’t fit a bird onto yesterday’s card, but that’s OK because we’re challenged to use birds again in today’s MIX Challenge! We’re also challenged to use background stamps in today’s Free for All Challenge. This Geometric Swirl background is probably my favorite background stamp. I used it on a gelli plate to make a mixed media background. First, I printed the digi and die cut the stitched postage stamp die. Then I masked the image and applied washi tape around the edges to keep them white. I knew I was going to want two cards, so I had to cut two masks. That was the hardest part of making this card. I applied Speckled Egg DOX ink to the gelli plate and just took a plain print of that. Then I applied glitter acrylic paint and set the stamp into the paint. I stamped one card with the painted stamp (not pictured) and pulled a print of the negative with this one.

I love the look of that glittery acrylic paint.  After I removed the masks, I colored with SN and Copic Markers. I reached for another background stamp (French Script) to add some interest to my card base. A coworker’s father-in-law just passed, so I needed a sympathy card. I really like the way this came out. I hope it brings comfort to her and her family.  A little bit of Stickles on the flowers added just the right amount of sparkle to the image.  The photos don’t do it justice!

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