Mixed Media Birthday Cards

Hi guys! I’m still playing catch up to bring all up to date with some of the projects I’ve been making lately. This is another project from one of the local classes I’m running, which are still going well and are continuing to grow. For this class I wanted to do a feminine and a Masculine birthday card, for the masculine one I decided to demonstrate an earlier project, Steampunk Vintage Card, that was very popular.

The feminine card I chose to make a pink one, which honestly is a little out of my comfort zone but i’m really pleased with how it turned out. I began with a card base 5x7inch, I then cut a piece of patterned card slightly smaller than the card base. I gave it a thin coat of gesso so the pattern is still visible but the paper is prepared for mediums to be added to it. The next step was to add some Ranger opaque matte texture paste through a Tim Holtz stencil (pictured below) in small patches. Once the texture paste was dry I began adding some colour, I used a combination of Lindy’s sprays Prima Donna Purple and Frozen Jack Frost. I also added a little water to help the ink flow and make the colour less intense. After drying I added splats of Lindy’s Frozen Jack frost and Dylusions Black spray.

I then adhered the patterned card to the card base and it was time to add the embellishments, first a small piece of cheese cloth and some craft paper wrapped wire with a coat of gesso. For extra layering I stamped some images with black Archival ink on a spare piece of the patterned card and fussy cut around them, using the Tim Holtz Curiosities stamp set. I also Die cut some leaves using white card and the Tim Holtz Bigz Garden Greens die. After attaching all these elements I wanted to adds some paper flowers that I also coloured using the Lindy’s sprays mentioned above and a little of the Jazzy Jivin Purple spray. The final embellishments I added were buttons and a die cut sentiment from the Tim Holtz Handwritten celebrate thinlits set cut from white card.

Although cards are not my go to craft, the class (pictured above) seemed to really enjoy making them. I hope the description I have given inspires you to create your own mixed media cards, if so put some pictures on your social media accounts and tag me using #winstoniancrafts. I would really love to see your projects. Happy crafting!


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