Saturday, 4 March 2017

January Postcard Swap

Today I'd like to share a project using the new Die'sire Mixed Media Dies from Crafter's Companion.

These were launched yesterday on Hochanda so make sure you don't miss out!
Postcard by The Crippled Crafter, featuring Die'sire Mixed Media Dies and Brushos
I've joined a monthly postcard swap and this was my postcard for the first swap of the year!
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I used the following materials:
"Warm Wishes" from Crafter's Inspiration (Issue 11)
Die'sire Mixed Media Dies - Blossoming Tree
Die'sire Mixed Media Dies - Pennant Banners
Sheena Douglass White Stamping Card
Crafter's Companion Matt Black Cardstock
Archival Ink - Jet Black
Collall All-Purpose Glue
Collall Tacky Glue
All products above available from 

Brusho Crystal Colours Set of 12 *
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Links you need to know 

Crafter's Companion - SHOP
FACEBOOK GROUP for sharing your Crafter's Companion Creations!
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Thank you as always for popping by


  1. Love your colours on this postcard Sam! I see you've used gesso. Did you use it all over on your background? I wondered if it would mis-shape the card (like when you use watercolours)?

    1. Hi Janet. The Gesso was only used to add the paint splatters at the end. It is best not to prep your card with gesso when using brushos in this way.

      To answer about warping card though, a Gesso base coat won't warp your cardstock.

      If you do find that any technique warps your cardstock then you can tape the cardstock to your desk which will reduce warping. I also use an iron to flatten warped projects that I either didn't bother to tape down or that warped unexpectedly.

      Hope this helps! xxSAMxx

    2. Great answer - thanks, I love the splatters! I've never tried gesso on anything other than canvas. I used to stretch my paper for painting, but now I just press it in my heat press, lol.

  2. Hi Sam this is a stunning postcard. I love it. Take care. Hugs Jackie


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