Hello, Crafty Friends!! Design Team Member Mitsyana Wright here!! I’m back to share with you all this gorgeous mixed media card. Mixed Media has gained more popularity and it’s not just grungy and messy! Little Birdie Crafts makes mixed media a cinch with their line of stencils and handmade flowers!
And today I’ll show you how to make this mixed media card that is quick, easy, and stunning!
Here’s What You’ll Need:
- Fiorella Lavender Crème
- Brick Wall Stencil
- Creme Cardstock
- Black Polkadot Paper (DCWV’s Meet Me in Paris Stack)
- Stitched Rounded Rectangle Die (Pink and Main)- (optional)
- Creative Station Lite (Xyron)
- Mixed Media Glue (Beacon)
- Whipped Spackle (Faber-Castell)
- Palette Knife
- Tim Holtz Distress Oxide- Walnut Stain
- Blending Tool
- Jute Twine
Step 1: I start by gathering my supplies.
I was eager to try these beautiful Fiorella Flowers from Litle Birdie’sFlorita Collection. I love that the flowers in this collection come with an array of leaves, sprays and/ or stems.
Step 2: Create an A2 (4.25″ x 5.5″) sized card base from creme colored cardstock.
Step 3: I die cut a stitched rectangle mat from polka-dot patterned paper using Pink and Main’s Stitched Rounded Rectangle Die. (This part is optional) If you don’t have dies available, you can just cut out a 4″x 5.25″ card mat with a paper trimmer.
Step 4: Using Blue painter tape, secure the brick stencil over the polka-dot patterned card mat.
Step 5: With a palette knife spread the whipped spackle onto the card mat in an elongated diamond shape. Remove stencil and set aside to dry. Make sure to clean off stencil right away.
Step 6: Once spackle has dried, run card mat through the Xyron Creative Station Lite. Remove protective film and adhere to cream card base.
Step 7: Ink the leaves using Walnut Stain Distress Oxide ink to make them appear more natural.
Step 8: Using a clear adhesive attach the leaves to the front of the card. Used a total of 4 (2 on top and 2 on the bottom, laying the leaves vertically).
Step 9: Attach the stems and flowers on top the leaves, arranging the flowers with the larger ones in the center and the smaller ones on the outside.
Step 10: Make small hoops from jute twine. I made three (measuring 1.5″, 2″, 2.5″).
Step 11: Glue hoops to the card front, tucking them under the flowers and leaves.
Here is the finished card…
Who knew mixed media could be this CLEAN?!
I hope you enjoyed my project for today and try your hand at some CLEAN Mixed Media Fun!
See you all next time!