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Tuesday, 3 February 2015

An alternative to the usual soppy Valentines cards


Hi today i thought i would spare you all from the usually fluffy and pink valentines theme and share with you something  a little different. For these projects i have used the free Graffiti papers available free on the Docrafts site. you can get them here  https://www.docrafts.com/Inspiration/Downloads/graffiti-collection/274


i used the Gorjuss girl A4 decoupage kits, the Gorjuss girl range will be returning in March so keep a look out for her. Most of this card was made using the free printable which include sentiments and an alphabet.

the basic principle behind mixed media is to add texture using a variety of inks and mediums such as gesso and texture paste. you can be as messy as you want or you can add a subtle amount. here i squeezed some Artiste Acrylic paint on to my finger and rubbed it around the edges to create this grungy frame. I cut the rose from the Xcut love icons die set and used black card to add to its Gothic look.

               
                This is just a simple layered card using the heart punch and nesting dies

                             for more projects and free downloads visit www.docrafts.com.

                                               Thanks for looking

10 comments:

Jackie T said...

Hi Katie your cards are gorgeous or should I say Gorjuss. Hugs Jackie

Brawny x said...

Wow fabulous cards x

Leslie said...

These are so fun and different!! LOVE them!!!!

Unknown said...

Super cards, Katie, and you are right, so different from the usual Red Hearts usually expected on Valentine's cards..hugs xxx

janna'scraftingattic said...

These are both really great , I particularly like the hearts one. Love those grungy papers will have to go on line and have a look. X

jane stillman said...

So good to see something different for Valentines - well done - love them

Crafty Diva said...

these are fab, definitely appeal to my darker side... lol xx

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

Oh, TOTALLY love Gorjuss girls. These are FAB!! if you ever saw my Blog my header is a Gorjuss girl and I have lots of cards using her. Your layering is just fabulous here. Celebrating on my blog with blog candy all month http://holleybarnhartsblog.blogspot.com

CraftyShutterbug said...

Awesome! I like different so these are right up my street. I think they are fab-keep up the altered style, you are on a winner xx

Unknown said...

Great designs Katie, love them x