Mixed Media Travel Card

Designed By: Jane Smith
Skill Level (1-5): 2
Time to Complete: 2 hour (allowing for drying time)


Photo Transfer Panel

Step 1: Prep canvas panel by applying even layer of Golden Soft Gel.

Step 2: Place inkjet image face down onto prepped canvas and smooth into Golden Soft Gel. Let dry overnight.

Step 3: Dampen paper with water and rub gently to remove copy paper. Let dry. Repeat steps until satisfied.

Step 4: Apply thin layer of Mod Podge over image. Let dry. Buff bottom half of image with a sanding block.

Step 5: Tint Molding Paste with Ranger Distress Ink. Position “Picture Perfect” Stencil on buffed image. Apply tinted Molding Paste through stencil with a pallet knife.

Step 6: When dry, cover stencil with a piece of paper while stamping Momenta “Travel Subway” with Memento “Rich Cocoa” Ink by Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko

Step 7: Brush edge of Canvas Panel with Ranger “Frayed Burlap” Distress Ink.

Step 8: Die cut card stock with “Ornate” On the Edge Die. Ink with “Faded Jeans” and “Peeled Paint” Distress Ink. Trim to 5” and glue to image with Beacon Adhesives “Zip Dry” Glue.

Step 9: Ink “Crinkle Ribbon” with “Faded Jeans” and ‘Peeled Paint.” Dampen ribbon with water, crinkle and let dry.

Step 10: Layer bows made of Offray 3” Gossamer Ribbon, Crinkle Ribbon and Baker’s Twine along die cut over the image.

Assemble Card

Step 1: Cut Strathmore Mixed Media Paper Vellum Surface to 7.5” x 5.5”. Score across the middle and fold over.

Step 2: Color Tissue Tape Blue Alcohol Marker and use it to frame the front of the card.

Step 3: Attach Canvas Panel image to card front using Beacon Adhesives “Zip Dry” Glue.

Step 4: Finish with Momenta Metal.

What You Need

  • #17536 Momenta Travel Work Plates
  • #23297 Art-C Pyramid Studs
  • #23660 Art-C Gears
  • #23656 Art-C Industrial Gears

Other Supplies

  • Strathmore Mixed Media Paper, Vellum Surface
  • Artist’s Loft 5” x 7” Canvas Panel
  • Inkjet photo on standard copy paper
  • Golden Soft Gel
  • Golden Molding Paste
  • Mod Podge, Matte Finish
  • The Crafter’s Workshop “Mini Picture Perfect” Stencil
  • Sizzix Alterations “Ornate” On the Edge Die
  • Sketchbook Tissue Tape
  • Crinkle Ribbon
  • Offray 3” Gossamer Ribbon
  • Baker’s Twine
  • Found Ephermera printed on cardstock
  • Memento “Rich Cocoa” Ink by Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko
  • Distress Ink: “Frayed Burlap,” “Faded Jeans” and “Peeled Paint”
  • Sanding Block
  • Artist’s Loft Pallet Knife
  • Beacon Adhesives “Zip Dry” Glue