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Mixed Media Flower Cards
In the Designer's Words: "I love to create handmade flowers and I needed a surface to showcase my blooms on. What better way than a trio of handmade cards to share with loved ones. I used a variety of Sizzix dies for my flowers and background pieces, coloring them with a variety of inks, paints, and mediums. Lots of stencil and stamping created the base of each card front. These cards probably would not do well in the regular mail. I plan on hand delivering mine."
Handmade cards just say so much more than store-bought sentiments. Learning how to make paper crafts and how to make cards allows you to transform simple card-giving into a meaningful moment. Use DIY cards like these Mixed Media Flowers Cards to cheer up your friends and family. This card is made out of faux flowers, paper products, and more. Perfect for spring, this card could easily be transformed into an Easter greeting or a new baby card. If you’re lacking an occasion, you can always make these cuties “just because”, as well.
Time to CompleteIn an evening
Primary TechniqueMixed Media
Project or Page SizeCard
Type of Paper UsedCardstock
- Sizzix dies: Paper Sculpting Daisy, Flourish, Butterfly Flower Vine, Cookie Box die by Eileen Hull
- Therm-o-web Deco Foil: Hot Melt Adhesive, Deco Foil in Pewter
- Therm-o-web: SuperTAPE, Easy-Tear TAPE, 3D Foam Squares, Sticky Dots,
- Bo Bunny Cardstock Genevieve
- Sizzix Matboard
- Bazzill Cardstock: French Vanilla, Coral, and Raven
- Petaloo Flowers
- Wendy Vecchi: stamps and stencils
- DecoArt: Media Line Fluid Acrylics, Crackle Glaze, Texture Sand Paste,Modeling Paste, Metallic Lustre in Radiant Red and Silver Spark
- Blue Fern Studios chipboard
Cut base cardstock 8 x 10 and fold in half to create three cards 4" x 10". Ink all edges.
Stamp and stencil the fronts of each card. Add color using DecoArt Media Line Fluid Acrylics where desired.
Apply Modeling Paste through leaf stencil on third card front and allow to dry. Color paste with Gelato Pistachio. Use the same stencil and Hint of Pesto ink to add leaves to 2nd card front.
Apply Sand Texture Paste to leaves chipboard, allow to dry (card 3). Apply Silver Spark Metallic Lustre to swirl chipboard then coat with Crackle Glaze. Apply Radiant Red Metallic Lustre to hearts (card 2). Paint checkered chipboard piece black. (card 1) Apply Mat Medium to half circle (from Cookie Box die), allow to dry. Paint blue, when dry highlight with Black StazOn ink. (card 1)
Make Flowers following tutorial on my blog.
Apply Gold Gilding Flakes to flowers and set aside.
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