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3-in-1 Card free e-class by Donna Salazar with Basic, Intermediate and Complex card tutorials

Welcome to my 3-in-1 Cards tutorial, a FREE class with how-to videos, instructions and photos to take you to mixed media mastery, compliments of me, Donna Salazar, and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®!

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In this 3-in-1 Cards e-Class I’ll walk you through 3 different cards. Each card will build upon the techniques from the previous card. We will begin with a Basic card with featuring a couple of techniques to allow you to dip your toes into the mixed media pool, so to speak. The second uses the same, plus a couple more techniques; the last card has the most mixed media techniques.


Donna Salazar 3-in-1 Class instruction video

For this tutorial, I listed the supplies needed for each card above their instructions. You will notice that all 3 cards will have similar supplies. The techniques for each card are similar, but build to mixed media rather than traditional paper crafting.

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3-in1 Basic Card

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Donna Salazar with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®:
Lace Ribbons
Denim Ribbon
Tissue Tape Denim & Flower
Tissue Tape Ash & Oak
Pigment Powder Wine

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®
Dodz Adhesive Dots 3D
3D Foam Squares White Regular
3D Foam Squares Black Small

Home Hobby
Premium Double-Sided Tape 1 inch
Premium Double-Sided Tape 1/2 inch

Donna Salazar Designs® & Spellbinders®: Flower Bouquet Stamp & Die Set,
Journal Words Stamp Set

Clearsnap®/Colorbox®
Donna Salazar Designs Mix’d Media Inx™ – Jasmine (white) & Honey (tan), Donna Salazar Designs Mix’d Media Inx™ Embossing Powder – Jasmine (white), Donna Salazar Designs Mix’d Media Inx™ CHOX – Sparrow (brown), Donna Salazar Designs Twinkle Dust Glitter, Watermark Ink

Miscellaneous:
Ivory and cream colored card stock, baby wipes, distressing tool, rounded and small paint brushes (watercolor or flat acrylic), heat gun


Before we begin with the techniques you will need to create the stamped and die cut images and card bases for all 3 cards. Stamp 3 images onto ivory card stock, I used my  “Flower Bouquet Stamp & Die Set”. Use watermark ink with embossing powder and set the powder with a heat gun. Then die cut all 3 images using the perfectly matching die in the set.

For the card bases you will need to cut 8.5 x 11” ivory card stock in half to 8.5 x 5.5” then score and fold down the middle to create 4.25 x 5.5” cards. You can distress the edges of the cards with a distressing tool or pair of scissors if you like.


3-in-1 Basic Card Instructions

1) Blend watermark ink over the first embossed and die cut image then use a rounded paint brush to blend Wine Pigment Powder over the wet ink.

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2) Use a baby wipe or damp paper towel to blend and remove some of the excess Pigment Powder, the embossed image will resist it.

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Watermark Ink and Pigment Powder #1 Video

3) Add 3D Foam Squares White Regular size to the back side of the die cut image.

4) Cut a 4.25″ piece of Scalloped Edge Denim Ribbon, then apply Premium Double-Sided Tape 1/2” to the back of it.

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5) Cut the 1″ wide Lace Ribbon to 5.5″. Apply Premium Double-Sided Tape 1” to it.

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6) Add strips of Girlie Grunge Tissue Tape down the right side of the card then adhere the lace over the edge of the Tissue Tape.
7) Finish by sprinkling glitter over the lace and burnish it into the exposed adhesive with a small stiff paintbrush.

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Glittered Lace Ribbon & Girlie Grunge Tissue Tape Video

8) Adhere the Denim Ribbon across the card.
9) Use the words stamp set to stamp a sentiment onto cream card stock for the front of the card with brown ink.
10) Cut the words out, ink the edges with tan ink, then add 3D Foam Squares Small Black to the back.
11) Tie a small bow using the 1” wide Lace Ribbon and add 1 Dodz Adhesive Dot 3D to the back of it.

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*TIP*

When adhering 3 dimensional items you can heat the Dodz Adhesive Dots with a heat gun and the adhesive will behave like hot glue… but you will have more control than you do with a hot glue gun. ~Donna

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12) Adhere all the embellishments to the card as shown in the photo.

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3-in-1 Intermediate Card

Donna Salazar 3-in-1 Cards Free e Class Intermediate Card

Donna Salazar With Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®
Girlie Grunge Tissue Tape Ash & Oak
Denim Ribbon
Lace Ribbons
Pigment Powder Brown
Girlie Grunge Twine
Girlie Grunge Art Medium

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®
3D Foam Squares White Regular
Dodz Adhesive Dots 3D
Crafty Power Tape 81′

Home Hobby
Premium Double-Sided Tape 1 inch
Premium Double-Sided Tape 1/2 inch
Premium Double-Sided Tape 1/4 inch

Donna Salazar Designs® & Spellbinders®: Flower Bouquet Stamp & Die Set, Journal Words Stamp Set

Clearsnap®/Colorbox®
Donna Salazar Designs Mix’d Media Inx™ Jasmine (white) & Honey (tan), Donna Salazar Designs Mix’d Media Inx™ Embossing Powder Jasmine (white), Donna Salazar Designs Mix’d Media Inx™ CHOX Sparrow (brown), Donna Salazar Designs Twinkle Dust Glitter, Watermark Ink

Miscellaneous:
Ivory and cream colored card stock, baby wipes, distressing tool, rounded & small paint brushes (watercolor or flat acrylic), heat gun, flower stamens, watercolor paint

I made my own watercolor paints with Pigment Powder and you can too!

If you would like to learn how to create your own watercolor paints using my Pigment Powders you can watch the video tutorial on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® blog here: DIY Watercolors Video Tutorial by Donna Salazar ~Donna


3-in-1 Intermediate Card Instructions

We begin the 2nd card the same way, then add more techniques.

1) Blend watermark ink over the first embossed and die cut image; then use a rounded paint brush to blend Brown Pigment Powder over the wet ink. This time you can try to create an ombre effect by applying more Pigment Powder in the center and less towards the edges.

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2) Use a baby wipe or damp paper towel to blend and remove some of the excess Pigment Powder, the embossing will resist it.

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Watermark Ink & Pigment Powder #2

3) Dry the image completely with a heat gun.

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4) Use watercolor paint to color a few flowers and leaves

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Watercolor Over A Pigment Powder Colored Image

5) Adhere several strips of Girlie Grunge Tissue Tape, I used the Ash design, across the center of the card.

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6) Cut a piece of 1” wide Lace Ribbon to 5.5″, apply Premium Double-Sided Tape 1” to the lace, then cut in half.

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7) Adhere Lace Ribbon pieces to the card as shown, sprinkle with glitter then burnish the it into the adhesive. Remove excess glitter.

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8) Cut a 5.5″ piece of  Scalloped Edge Denim Ribbon and add Premium Double-Sided Tape 1/2” to the back, set aside.
9) Cut a 3-4″ piece of Scalloped Edge Denim Ribbon and apply Premium Double-Sided Tape 1/2” to the back. Remove the liner, then fold the ribbon in half lengthwise.

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10) Apply Premium Double-Sided Tape 1/4” to the folded Denim Ribbon and roll from one end to the other.
11) When you have your ribbon flower rolled, apply a Dodz Adhesive Dot 3D to the bottom. Leave the clear liner on the Adhesive Dot and set the flower aside.

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Create A Rolled Flower From Denim Ribbon

12) Fold 3 large flower stamens in half.
13) Apply a 2″ strip of Crafty Power Tape over the flower stamens and fold the tape in half so the adhesive sticks to itself.

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14) Remove one side of the liner then roll the stamens so you have adhesive wrapped around the ends.

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15) Wrap Girlie Grunge Twine 4-5 times around 3 or 4 fingers, depending on how long you want the loops.
16) Apply a small strip of Crafty Power Tape over the center of the loop and fold the tape in half so the adhesive sticks to itself.
17) Remove one side of the liner then roll the twine so you have adhesive wrapped around the center of the looped twine.

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Girlie Grunge Twine & Flower Stamens Embellishments

18) Adhere the Denim Ribbon with the scallop edge across the center of the card.
19) Adhere the looped Girlie Grunge Twine and the flower stamens over the Denim Ribbon on the right side of the card.
20) Remove the clear liner from the Dodz Adhesive Dot 3D on the back of the rolled Denim Ribbon flower, heat the adhesive with a heat gun until it starts to melt then press into the Denim Ribbon on the right side of the card while the adhesive is still hot.
21) Tie a small bow with the 1” Lace Ribbon and apply a Dodz Adhesive Dot 3D to the back then heat with a heat gun and press the bow onto the card while the adhesive is still hot.

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Hot Dodz Adhesive Dots

22) Apply 3D Foam Squares to the back of the stamped image and adhere over the stamens and Girlie Grunge Twine.

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23) Trim the ends of the Lace Ribbon bow.

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24) Use the words stamp set to stamp your sentiment on cream card stock with brown ink.
25) Cut the words out individually and ink edges with tan ink.
26) Apply Premium Double-Sided Tape 1/4” to the back of the words and adhere to the front of the card.

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27) Use Girlie Grunge Art Medium that is diluted by 1/2 with water & paint over the watercolored portions of the image. There is so much mica in the watercolor that the soft tones can get lost over the Pigment Powder colored image. The Girlie Grunge Art Medium will darken the color of whatever you paint over to make the color stand out more

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Painting With Diluted Girlie Grunge Art Medium

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3-in-1 Complex Card

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Donna Salazar With Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®
Denim Ribbon
Lace Ribbons
Pigment Powder Brown
Girlie Grunge Twine
Girlie Grunge Art Medium

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®
3D Foam Squares White Regular
Dodz Adhesive Dots 3D
Dodz Adhesive Dots Medium
Crafty Power Tape 81′

Home Hobby
Premium Double-Sided Tape 1 inch
Premium Double-Sided Tape 1/2 inch
Premium Double-Sided Tape 1/4 inch

Donna Salazar Designs® & Spellbinders®: Flower Bouquet Stamp & Die Set,
Journal Words Stamp Set

Clearsnap®/Colorbox®
Donna Salazar Designs Mix’d Media Inx™ Jasmine (white) & Honey (tan), Donna Salazar Designs Mix’d Media Inx™ Embossing Powder Jasmine (white), Donna Salazar Designs Mix’d Media Inx™ CHOX Sparrow (brown), Donna Salazar Designs Twinkle Dust Glitter

Miscellaneous:
Ivory and cream colored card stock, distressing tool, small paint brush, heat gun, flower stamens, spray bottle with water, fan paint brush.


3-in-1 Complex Card Instructions

1) Apply a layer of undiluted Girlie Grunge Art Medium in a random pattern on the front of the card and dry with a heat gun or allow to air dry.

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2) Paint several different colors of watercolor paint, made with Pigment Powders, over the dry Girlie Grunge Art Medium in a random pattern. See links above for Watercolor Paint tutorial.

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3) Mist the front of the card with a moderate amount of water and tilt the card in multiple directions to get the watercolors to mix, spread and drip then dry with a heat gun.

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Girlie Grunge Art Medium with Pigment Powder Watercolors

4) Use a fan paint brush with your watercolor paints. Load a generous amount of paint onto the brush. Tap the handle of the brush on the opposite hand about 2 inches above the card to get splatters then dry the splatters with a heat gun.

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Pigment Powder Watercolor Splatters

5) Use the Pigment Powder watercolor paints to color in the stamped and embossed stamped image.

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Painting with Pigment Powder Watercolors

6) Cut a 5.5″ piece of 1” Lace Ribbon, apply Premium Double-Sided Tape 1”, adhere to card and burnish glitter into the adhesive.

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7) Apply 3D Foam Squares to the back of the stamped image and adhere to card.

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8) Fold 3 flower stamens in half and wrap end with Crafty Power Tape then adhere to right side of card.

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9) Tie a small bow with the 1” Lace Ribbon, apply a Dodz Adhesive Dot 3D to the back, heat with a heat gun then press over the end of the flower stamens while the adhesive is still hot.

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*TIP*

Keep your extra scraps of lace!!! I’ve used pieces as small as 2” to make little loopy lace rolled roses. These are the easiest flowers to make. ~Donna

10) Roll the lace in 2” & 3” sizes then use a Dodz Adhesive Dot Medium to secure the rolled Lace Ribbon, you will make 3 roses.

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Lace Ribbon Rolled Roses (video shows larger flowers as well)

11) Adhere the roses to the card, 2 on the right and 1 on the left.
12) Use the words stamp set to stamp your sentiment with brown ink.
13) Cut out the words individually then ink the edges with tan ink.
14) Add Premium Double-Sided Tape 1/4” to the back of the words.

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15) Adhere the words to the card.
16) Trim the tails off of the Lace Ribbon bow… BUT don’t throw them away. Adhere them to a small piece of Premium Double-Sided Tape 1”.

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17) Cut the scraps into leaf shapes.

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18) Adhere the leaves to the card, sprinkle with glitter and burnish into the adhesive with a paint brush.

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19) Remove the excess glitter.
20) Wrap Girlie Grunge Twine 4 to 5 times around 3 or 4 fingers, depending on how long you want the loops.
21) Apply a small strip of Crafty Power Tape over the center of the loop and fold the tape in half so the adhesive sticks to itself.
22) Remove one side of the liner then roll the twine so you have adhesive wrapped around the center of the looped twine.

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23) Place an embossing stylus right in the center of the adhesive then slide the looped Girlie Grunge Twine under the stamped image. Once it is where you like it, press down on the stamped image to adhere the twine in place.

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24) Repeat with a second Girlie Grunge Twine loop on the other side of the image.

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Thank you so much for joining me for this FREE e-Class presented by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®! I hope that you enjoyed the tips and techniques that I’ve shared with you. If you have any questions you can e-mail me at donna@donnasalazar.com.

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