Friday, May 05, 2017

Mixed Media Ink Palette Butterfly Card

Hello all! I hope this post finds all of you well. I can't believe it's already May...time is flying by too fast this year, and I've been lax in posting, sorry. Today, I have another card that I made for the Ranger Ink booth at Creativation this year, using the Tim Holtz Mixed Media Ink Palette with those four yummy vintage colors.  Enjoy!
Using Ink Blending Tools, ink over a piece of Distress Heavystock with all the colors from the palette except Black Soot. Ink the edges as well, and then mist and flick rubbing alcohol over the card to create water looking marks...Archival Ink reacts with alcohol like Distress Ink does with water.
Stamp over the card with the Birch background stamp using Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain from the palette.
Mist the card with Tarnished Brass Distress Mica Spray, and then mount on black cardstock. Have a kraft colored card for the base ready to go.
Die cut the Sizzix Wildflowers with a brown Distress Cardstock, and the Honeycomb Frameworks with burlap from the Textured Surfaces. Use a Sanding Grip to shabby up the Wildflowers...carefully with tearing them...and adhere both on the card.
Use a Hickory Smoke Distress Marker to add shadow to the Wildflowers to make them pop a little more.
Stamp the butterfly from the Perspective Stamp Set from Tim and Stamper's Anonymous, onto more Heavystock using the Black Soot. Ink over the butterfly with Vintage Photo on the outer edges of the wings. It will look messy, but trust me.
Ink over the whole butterfly with lots of Mustard Seed Distress Ink, and dry with a heat tool thoroughly. Stamp over the butterfly image again, making sure to stay in the previous lines, with Black Soot, and pour Clear Embossing Powder over it. Emboss it with a heat tool, and then cut (or die cut) the butterfly out. Use a white pen to highlight the lines on the butterfly, for a monarch look.
Ink over a piece of Crinkle Ribbon with Walnut Stain Archival, and tie a bow around the card. Adhere the card to the kraft base card.
Use stars, arrows, and numbers from the Christmas set of Gilded Accents, and rub them onto the card. Just because this is not a Christmas card doesn't mean you can't use the Remnant Rubs ;0)! Attach the butterfly with Multi Medium.
Color the star and jump rings with Archival Ink, by rubbing them over the pads directly. Dry them with a heat tool, and attach the star to the ribbon. Add the sentiments from Small Talk to kraft cardstock, cut them out, and attach them to the card.
Thanks for looking and for all the comments. I'll be back soon! Until then, be your beautiful self!!!


I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!


  1. Love this gorgeous design Anita and the fabulous vintage palette xxx

  2. GORGEOUS card! I would have never thought to use the archival inks in this manner and it is absolutely stunning! I love all of the attention you give to the details to make it all come together in such a beautiful manner!

  3. Love this, so full of beautiful detail.Valx

  4. Love the muted tones and the wonderful vintage feel to your stunning card Anita, so glad you shared this with us! Hugs, Anne xx

  5. Very pretty. It would be a great Mother's Day card.

  6. Totally love this Anitaxx my favourite colours and such a great layout. Absolutely love the delicious bow xx
    Sending best wishes to you and your family

    Hugs Annie xx

  7. Beautiful card, I love the background and the butterfly is stunning.

  8. Wow! So fabulous! This color palette is fantasic and as always your technique perfect! Great project Anita! barbara

  9. Love the rugged woody background, and fabulous use of all the die-cuts, adding up to a great card.
    Alison x

  10. So beautiful Anita! I do love the browns- I never would have thought so!
    Thinking of you and sending love and healing wishes xx


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