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Mixing and mingling

Thanksgiving Card - Mixing and Mingling - TPC Magazine

How do you “invent” your paper project? How much planning do you do, before adhering the first part? Do you know exactly, which dies, stamps, paper etc. you’re going to use? And what’s for starters?

Type of project: Card
Occasion: Thanksgiving/Fall
Style: Mixed Media/Layering
Techniques used: Heat Embossing /Diecutting/Coloring with color-sprays + powders/Stamping
Decoration: Vellum
Main Colour: Brown + Gold + White
Media used: Color-spray and powder/Embossing powder/Different kind of cardstock/Distress Ink
Equipment used: Heat gun/Diecutting Machine/Stamps and Stamp tool/Coloring tools

This card of mine has been a couple of weeks in the making (I’m a slow-cooker these days). The starter materiale was a geli plate background,- one out of 4, I’ve been given, – made by a “paper-collegue”. She wanted to see, what I could make of them – and to me, that’s indeed a “firestarter”. The 3 of them were perfect for Fall cards, – which was…perfect, since I needed 3 Fall cards. This is the last one – and since I knew, who the recipient would be, I had some idea about the overall look.


Pretty quick, I decided, I wanted to make a plaid vellum belt with the text “Tak for dig” (Danish for “Thank you for you”) – perhaps with some leaves sticking out from both edges. And then the Mojo-light bulb went off!

To make a long story short, I decided to grab my self by the collar and get on. That made the process fly. And I landed the place, I most of all love to be in, when it comes to papercrafting – when the ideas flows. “What about an umbrella – and maybe some lanterns…..uhh, I have umbrella dies in that die set and perhaps the lanterns in another die set could work”… and I end up playing with 27 die sets, 4 different stamp sets and 8 kinds of cardstock.

I so much enjoy mixing and mingling and using my things in all kinds of ways – also in ways, they might not were intended.

I ended up with a 14 x 21 cm card which was so much fun to make.

Such a great day to you all – perhaps with mixing a bit of Tim Holtz stamps with Becca Feeken dies on Stamperia paper….or something else.