Words Cannot Express…

Welcome back everyone! It’s Amanda from Twiddler’s Nook today with this super adorable mime card featuring stamps from the newest release paired with older products that might already be in your stash!

Here’s a little walk through of how I created today’s card. And of course, it starts with getting messy!

I inked up a panel with distress oxide inks in ripe persimmon, candied apple and fired brick. I’ve been having fun trying new combinations with my inks lately and definitely like how bold and vibrant this one is.

Next, I splattered it with water and black acrylic paint. Once that was dry, I die cut it with the staggered rectangles die and kept only the inner rectangles from the windows seen here.

Next, I die cut a black panel with the same die, keeping only the frames this time. I also chose a striped patterned paper from the Black and White paper pad and die cut it with the largest slimline stitched panel die.

Finally, I stamped and colored the super cute images from Once Upon a Mime and used the coordinating dies to cut them out. Since there are 4 kiddos in this set, I stamped a duplicate one and colored him different to help set them apart.

Moving on to assembly, I added the striped panel to a white card base with liquid glue. Then I carefully spaced the rectangle frames, adhering them with liquid glue as well. Once those were in place it was easy to glue down the red panels inside and pop up all my kiddos with foam squares. I added the “extras” to the mimes with liquid glue as well.

Last, I finally chose a sentiment, stamped it and die cut it out. Then I popped it up, along with an extra heart and moved on to finishing touches. For those, I added black glaze pen to all the mime’s eyes and glossy accents to various things like hearts, the balloon and parts of the hats. Then I pulled out some gold watercolor and carefully painted the suspender buckles on everyone.

Isn’t this set just adorable!?! The sentiments are adorably punny and it’s all so much fun to create with!

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!


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