Thursday, February 26, 2015

Follow Your Dreams with 13@rts

Hello friends!

I've been quiet for awhile trying to get some much needed rest, but I'm in again today to share a card I made for 13@rts. Nowadays I'm venturing into small projects like these for practical reasons - I'm too exhausted for bigger projects like layouts, and I have tons of 12x12 lying around with lack of storage space. With cards I can bless someone and also, it's something I really suck at so, practice makes perfect right? I hope LOL

So here's a step by step showing how I made this card.

Step 1

I trimmed out two sheets of 12"x6" from one sheet of patterned paper from the Cozy Evening collection (Hot Chocolate edition). The brown side I used as my base and from the reverse side, I trimmed out a 5.5"x5.5". For the brown sheet, I folded into half and distressed the edges with gesso using my finger.

Step 2

Add modeling paste over a stencil (from Cozy Evening) and sprinkle some embossing powder over. Heat to set.

Step 3

I used Woodbine chalk mist to add color and also some Splash! acrylic ink in black for my splatters. The embossing powder added earlier gives a nice resist effect.

Step 4

I mixed some Ayeeda matte paint in black with modeling paste and used it to distress the edges of my white paper with my finger to get a nice grungy border.

Step 5

Using the same mixture, I patted it over randomly on my chipboard from Blue Fern Studios, followed by some gesso to whitewash it. After this, just assemble the card together and this is what I got:

I splattered some Woodbine chalk mist on the flowers and misted lightly with water. Unfortunately it does look like splatters of blood (oops)...

Some closeups:

That's all I have for now, hope you like today's post!



  1. Beautiful card! I hope you are much better really soon,

  2. that was fast Lizzy! Yes, much better now actually although I still get tired easily. But the tummy issues are slowly resolving themselves for sure! Thanks for your well wishes :)

  3. You SUCK at CARDS? Huh???? What planet are you living on Ms Mei? Not this one, for sure. You ROCK at cards. You do 'em hands down beautifully....even red and black! Looooove this one. And you always use that muslin so, so well:):) Hope you're getting some more energy. To make more cards. Looking forward to the next one;)!!!!

  4. I also suck at cards and I have also forced myself to make some and I am enjoying. I would NOT say that you suck at cards. This is just beautiful. I love the colours and all the layers and that yum texture. Just love it. Want to lift it... need it. :D I do hope that you are feeling better... <3

  5. Hope you are feeling much better Jelissa.
    Your card is absolutely gorgeous.... I love all the details, the colours, texture, layers and the gorgeous cluster... ..thanks for sharing your step by step. I am inspired.
    Take Care. xx


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