Media Mix is almost over! We’ve shown you so many cool tips and tricks here on the blog. However, we know some mixed media newbies may find it difficult to get starting. Stir your creativity with a simple cute card as we work our way up to a Media Mix project. Let’s craft while celebrating the start of Fall.
First, take a look through the Journey Holidays Trends Mini Catalog and select your favorite stamp set. We chose the Pumpkin Kisses Stamp Set.
Create a cute window with a Journey Circle Die. Stamp your sentiment in this middle of the panel and give it a splash of Journey Gold Silk. Then die cut a Journey Circle from a Pineapple Smoothie Cardstock and place it over the Butter Cream panel. Decorate the rest of your card with images from the Pumpkin Kisses Stamp Set and a few accents.
Supply List: Pumpkin Kisses Stamp Set SS-0526| Journey Circles Die DI-0039| Hazelnut Blend Ink Pad IP-0012| Citrus Cooler Ink Pad IP-0048| Journey Gold Silk IP-0096| Pumpkin Bread Ink Pad IP-0057| Oatmeal Cookie Ink Pad IP-0011| Rainbow Drops| Whip Cream Cardstock CS-0040| Pineapple Smoothie Cardstock CS-0026| Hazelnut Blend Cardstock CS-0013| Orange Creamsicle Cardstock CS-0024| Butter Cream Cardstock CS-0006| Sweet Candy Drops AC-0275|
Now that you’ve got a little crafting taste, are you ready to be daring?
Keep gathering your favorites from the Holiday Mini. Have you seen our Scenic Trays? These are just calling for Media Mix crafters to paint and play. They arrive in regular boring cardboard brown begging you to give them color. Let’s do it.
First, cover the entire Scenic Tray with Journey Gesso using a Square Paint Brush to give it texture. Then grab Clear Pigment Ink and your favorite stencil. Apply Clear Pigment to the inside of the try and the sides with a Fusion Ink Sponge using the stencil as a tracer. Now give it color. Brush the Lemon Drop and Citrus Cooler PanPastels from the Party Pop PanPastels palette over your tray. Reapply Clear Pigment and then more PanPastels as needed.
Embellish your tray with a decorate Spruced Up accent wreath. Before you hot glue in your wreath, decorate it. Use a hot glue gun to adhere stamped leaves, from the Hello Stamp Set, and a few Fashion Gold accents and a Décor Bloom. You can even wrap it with the adorable Pumpkin Patch Ribbon – it’s one of our new favorites from this Trends Mini.
Add a stamped sentiment to your wreath too. We just love the banner stamps and family sentiments in our Host Exclusive Family Forever Stamp Set (purchase it with a Make It Party total of $600 or more, contact a Journey Coach to learn more). Stamp the banner in Clear Pigment Ink, and brush over it with the Whip Cream PanPastel from the Party Pop PanPastels palette. Add your sentiment on a Clear View Sheet in Journey White Embossing Powder over your banner.
Almost ready! Your Scenic Tray comes with a small metal ring on top perfect for a ribbon or string. Tie another strand of our favorite Pumpkin Patch Ribbon to the top of your tray.
You did it! You joined the Media Mix craze. Don’t forget to grab our PanPastels and stencils at 20% off before Saturday September 30th.
Supply List: Family Forever Stamp Set SS-0459| Hello Fall Stamp Set SS-0450| Circle Bliss Stencil JM-0010| Clear Pigment Ink IP-0102| Orange Rave True Color Fusion Ink Pad IP-0113| Lemon Drop Ink Pad| Whip Cream Cardstock CS-0040| River Stone Cardstock CS-0094| Clear View Sheets CS-0121| Party Pop PanPastels JM-0081| Dark Roast Silk IP-0095| Journey Gesso JM-0072| Scenic Tray AC-0337| Spruced Up AC-0343| Pumpkin Patch Bows AC-0332| Decor Blooms AC-0232| Fashion Gold AC-0292| Pumpkin Patch Ribbon AC-0334| Journey Sofft Tools JM-0098| Square Paint Brush TO-0102| Journey Days Stapler TO-0118| Fusion Ink Sponges JM-0014