Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Spring Smiles Mixed Media Card


Hi friends! I'm excited to share a fun springtime mixed media card using all kinds of products from the Topflight shop! I just love to grab a bunch of mixed media elements and see what happens with my creativity! It's the most relaxing way for me to make a card because mixed media is very forgiving! 

For this card, I started with the background. I wanted to create an interesting yet subtle backdrop to the flower in the photo above. Utilizing a gelli plate, Ronds texxture plate by Carabelle Studios, and Zucchini acrylic paint by Fresco, I created a delightful and interesting background! Then I used the texture plate as a stamp to create another background. I trimmed and layered both backgrounds using my deckled edge paper trimmer and adhered them over a black frame. Then I adhered all of the layers onto a kraft 5.5x4.25 card base. 

Next it was time to work on my focal point - the beautiful flower from Daisy Grunge and the butterfly from Wings of Change, both by Visible Image. These are really awesome mixed media stamps! I stamped both with black ink and fussy cut them out. Next, I added Prism Glimmer Spray in Violet Ash and then splattered Lavinia Acrylic spray in Teal over the top I also added a bit of metallic gold paint. Then I die cut Fern Leaves from Craft Emotions and sprayed those with Glimmer paint as well. I used the same paints to splatter my background panel. Splatters are a great technique to bring interest and detail to your cards! 

Once everything was dry, I placed the pieces over my background panel and finished with the Smile sentiment and a few gold sequins. 

This card was very easy to create, and it was so enjoyable to just sit and play with all the mixed media pieces! Thanks for stopping by! 


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