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Burning Feeling

The world around us might seem to be forgetting about the beauty of snail mail.
Luckily, there are still artists and crafters who continue to make others happy with something as simple (is it really? ;) ) as a card...

Every once in a while, I just have to make a card for a friend.
It's not that I don't want to do it, but let's say it's not my comfort zone. One of the hardest things is to limit myself in volume...  Luckily for me, I can just give this card to my friend, otherwise the going crazy with texture would be a bit of a problem!

First, I created the background paper on a tag: I bubbled some gel medium using my heat gun and gave it color by applying several layers of Silks acrylics and Primary Elements Artist Pigments that I sprayed with water and set with my heat gun. To make the texture pop up even more, I dried brushed some gesso on top.

All the metal elements received a rusting treatment and were glued on or fixed with the brads through the top paper.
The best fun was when I burned the paper edges and added a couple of burned accents to the paper. And to make the rest work with the burned parts, I just added Black Soot Distress ink.

M, I hope you like your card, I made it with love for you!

Supplies from Mixed Media Place:


  1. Love the background texture, amazing card!

  2. Powerful and gentle. Wondeful <3

  3. Stunning card, lucky lady, who will get this. Love the rich colors!!

  4. this is fabulous...forgot all about burning...gotta do that Tyou France, you are amazing

  5. It is gorgeous! France... you are a great ARTIST!

  6. Stunning.Love all the little details and I am sure your friend will be bowled over with this.

  7. Wow!!! Lucky 'M' to receive such a fabulous creation! xxx

  8. I too love making cards for friends and sending them! I really love this card and every little details!
    Very inspiring!


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