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There are three responses to a piece of design — yes, no, and WOW! WOW is the one to aim for.


Goodmorning, and welcome,

Today, the talented Linda Langes shares with us a few tips on how she went about creating this gorgeous, shabby, mixed media card

Below are the products Linda used, so you can have a go at these great techniques yourself.


‘First I stamped the card base with a script stamp using Brown Staz On ink. Using the Crafter’s Workshop Mini Harlequin Mask I randomly inked sections with Versa Mark ink, sprinkled these with clear embossing powder and heat embossed. This forms a resist so that when I sprayed these areas with Spritz Bed of Roses the harlequin sections resisted the paint. I adhered half a doily to the top of the card, added spots of glue and sprinkled pink German Glass Glitter over the glue. For the bottom left corner I used a flourish mask and texture paste. When dry this was inked with Tea Dye Distress Ink and outlined with a fine tipped brown pen.


Using Vintage Photo Distress Ink (and a few splotches of Spritz) I stamped the large swirl stamp across the base and inked a few bare sections using the harlequin mask again. I outlined some of the harlequins with the brown pen. My background was now finished and ready to be embellished.

The Scrap Cake One Moment in Time tag was dry embossed and inked whilst the Bella Fleur- de-Lis Chipboard Shape was also dry embossed. The Burgundy Imagine flower was swiped with white gesso and sprayed with Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Mist for shine’.


Mixed media card by Linda Langes

Products used: MHC flowers,  Imagine – Burgundy and Cutie Pies – Burgundy. The Scrap Cake One Moment in Time Tag.