Mixed media cards and canvases are fun to create because you can incorporate all kinds of techniques and materials. I was experimenting the other day and decided to throw a non-traditional material into the mix - vinyl.
Time to play...
Vinyl comes in so many different colors and finishes that I love to use it, but sometimes I wish it had a little more texture. Die cutting vinyl is a fast and easy way to create embellishments for your crafting projects. Here's a tip for using vinyl and getting a little more dimension!
I chose a piece of Mint Ultra Metallic vinyl from StyleTechCraft™ and cut it to approximate size. I turned it over and peeled down 1" of the backing paper, then adhered it to a similar size piece of watercolor paper.
I positioned the die and ran it through my die cutting machine. Then I changed the "sandwich" and ran it through again to emboss it. Embossing adds all the fabulous detail!
To use these little gems just treat them as you would any other embellishment. Attach pieces to your projects with glue - or you can even pop them up with dimensional foam!
Here I decorated the cover of a Tiny Book (I will share the tutorial for this soon!)...
Since the card is going to be given away I decided to create a mini canvas to keep! I have a stash of paint poured mini-canvases and I found one that worked perfectly.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find some time to play today!
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Materials for Mixed Media Card:
StyleTechCraft™ Ultra Metallic vinyl - Mint 132
BoBunny Lovely Leaf Die
Die cutting machine
Ranger Dina Wakely Gloss Spray - Lime, Ocean
Stampendous Forest Sayings
The Crafter's Workshop TCW 503s Signals stencil
Sizzix Eileen Hull Tiny Book die
Sizzix Little Sizzles Mat Board
Paint poured mini-canvas