Wednesday, April 17, 2019

A Visit to Wonderland Part I: Messy Mixed Media Wonderland Character Cards

AlphaStamps is visiting Wonderland once again with this month's Alice Accordion Book Kit, and so I hopped along for the trip.

I've got two projects to share today, and, hold on to your pantaloons, I've got a tute too! I'm breaking this post up into two parts to try to keep things orderly and under control (Ha! Funny, right?) For the second project post, please hop over HERE.

But first, some Messy Mixed Media Wonderland Cards

My set includes the Tweedle boys, the Hatter, the Hare and the Queen. Each being assigned a card suit in this Playing Card Set - 4 Suits (Alice is probably off somewhere drinking something she really shouldn't.)

Ahh, the Hatter. What a nut.

These cards were made simply. The background is old paper with an oval of Hearts & Clubs Card Suits Scrapbook Paper on top. I painted the corners of the background so that when the top layer is in place, they match the suit. 

The top layer is just painted and inked and stamped, not covered in paper at all. When put in place, I've filled the suit crevice with Glossy Accents, and the whole thing grunged up.

Then it was just a matter of adding fussy cut characters and a matching sentiment from the We're All Mad Here Collage Sheet

How cute would these be used as name place cards at a tea party?! Gah! Now I need a tea party. Maybe we should have an online mad hatters party where we fussy cut, eat cookies, and tell inappropriate jokes. You in?

Here are all the supplies I used for Part I: Messy Mixed Media Wonderland Character Cards:

• paint
• old paper
• glue
• foam adhesive squares
• ink and stamp