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Be Fearless Rain Cloud Mixed Media Card – Hop with Eye Connect Crafts Day 4

by | May 26th, 2016 | 11

Clearsnap and Eye Connect Crafts Blog Hop May 2016

It’s a bright happy day here, day 4 of our week long hop with Eye Connect Crafts. We hope you’ve been inspired by the projects from our teams so far. Be sure to go through all the posts on each blog and leave comments to enter to win a prize pack from Eye Connect Crafts and Clearsnap – we’re choosing two winners this weekend. Today we’re sharing a colorful mixed media card tutorial by Jennifer Priest:

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This mixed media card features Smooch Accent Ink, ColorBox Spritzers, and Izink to make an iridescent impact.

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I got this super cute EyeConnect Crafts Lace-Up Rain Cloud that I knew would be perfect for an uplifting, almost pop-up style card with lots of mixed media techniques and ink-layering.

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I set up a ColorBox® Color Catcher to act as a “spray booth” to protect my tabletop from over spray while I worked with Izink, ColorBox® Spritzers, ColorBox® Stephanie Barnard Dye Ink Sprays!, and Smooch® Accent Ink to color the EyeConnect Crafts chipboard pieces.

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I cut a card base from watercolor paper and generously spritzed the paper with water and ColorBox Spritzers. allowing the ink to form drips like falling rain.

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I stamped a sentiment using a ColorBox® Teresa Collins Wood Mount Stamp – “Be Fearless” and ColorBox® Pigment Ink Pad – Royal Blue.

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Then I added splatters of ink to the whole card by removing the sprayer and tapping the straw end of the NEW ColorBox® Pearl Rain Spray.

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There are so many more techniques that I used in this mixed media card that I figured it’s easiest to just SHOW them to you. See them all in action in this tutorial video:


Thanks for watching! Have you tried mixed media techniques on your cards? Let us know in the comments!

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About Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful. Visit Jennifer's blog at http://hydrangeahippo.com

11 Responses to Be Fearless Rain Cloud Mixed Media Card – Hop with Eye Connect Crafts Day 4

  1. Carla Hundley says:

    Gorgeous coloring
    on this fun card!
    Carla from Utah

  2. Erin says:

    Awesome use of everything! Love hose crystal raindrops and that was so smart putting a glue dot behind them. Gonna have to try that!

  3. Stunning!! I have never tried mixed media on my cards, but will be trying this soon :)

  4. Bunny Dobbie says:

    Great use of the Lace Up Rain Cloud! Love your colours. What a gorgeous technique. I haven’t used mixed media on cards and I actually do a fair amount of work with modelling paste and stencils. I never think of it when I’m making cards!

  5. Rosali says:

    Love the blue and turqouise mixed together! So pretty!

  6. Lucinda says:

    Thank you for the inspiration and giveaway!

  7. Mary Holshouser says:

    Fantastic.
    So much going on and the colors
    work together so well.
    the cloud and the resulting rain
    are fun.
    thanks for sharing.

  8. Jennifer Carmichael says:

    Love the projects and the techniques

  9. Dana Tatar says:

    I love all the shimmery color on this card Jennifer! The hanging raindrops and crystals are so pretty. Thanks for the video!

  10. Rose Powell says:

    This is absolutely gorgeous. I’m going to be playing around with these different mixed media techniques this week. I really loved the sentiment.

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