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Mixed Media Handmade Card

Posted by Graphic 45 07/15/2019 20 Comment(s) Cards,


Hello, G45ers!

  We are thrilled to share a bright and bold card for our #G45MixedMedia - July Challenge.  This handmade card and tips are by the Master of Ink, Brand Ambassador, Kavitha.  Kavi has used our Flutter paper collection to show off its vivid color pallet that goes so well with these mixed media techniques.  We encourage you to play along and join our challenge.  


#G45 Technique - Bright Mixed Media Card

By Kavitha


“Hello G45 fans, today I have a bright mixed card to share using Flutter collection. I absolutely love the luscious colour palette of this collection, and the black in this collection makes everything stand out. 



I have a few steps easy steps to share to create your own watercolor background for your card.



Take a white heavyweight or watercolor cardstock something which can hold the water well, if you do not have you can prepare the base with a coat of clear gesso. Using a dry brush drop some color pigments randomly.



Spray a generous amount of water and allow them to flow in the direction you want and then heat set it using a heat gun.


Tip: Always dab of the excess water using tissue paper and do not allow the water to sit on paper for a long time



Add some texture stamping randomly using waterproof ink, this will add depth and texture to your card.


Tip: Use up to two, three different texture designs for visual interest.



Apply modeling paste through a stencil and while the paste is still wet, sprinkle embossing powder in few places and emboss it.



Once the background is fully dry and ready, mat it with black paper from “Patterns and solids” collection. I have used a few resin embellishments along with tons of fussy cut flowers and leaves and chipboard frame to decorate my card 



Here are some close-ups, I love adding lots of layers and dimension to my projects.



Tip: For the final touch add seed beads, glass glitters and fine glitters to add some extra glam to your mixed media projects.






Graphic 45 Supplies List:

Other Supplies:

  • Watercolor or heavyweight cardstock
  • Color pigments
  • Texture stamps
  • Staz on black ink


Have a great day

Thank you for stopping by and happy crafting.”



How inspiring and beautiful!  Big thanks to Kavi for sharing this card, and to you for stopping by the blog.  We hope you have been encouraged to pick up your papers and inks and get your hands a little dirty!  Have a wonderful day, and as always... 


Happy Papercrafting!


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20 Comment(s)

Rachel Jolley:
07/16/2019, 12:09:35 PM

What a stunning and beautiful card, I absolutely adore it! Tfs

She Fowl:
07/16/2019, 12:20:41 PM

What a pretty card..thank you.

Margaret R:
07/16/2019, 12:31:02 PM

This is beautiful! I'm sort of intimidated by mixed media, but your step-by-step tutorial is very helpful!

07/16/2019, 12:39:31 PM

Really pretty and with so much interest, thank you so much for sharing and giving your step by step instructions, I may give this ago, Flutter’s such a gorgeous theme! ❤️

Carla Hundley:
07/16/2019, 01:39:34 PM

How gorgeous and love all the elements used. Carla from Utah

Barbara Millar:
07/16/2019, 01:43:02 PM

Lovely card love the dimensions and the use of the beautiful papers

Bev Drake:
07/16/2019, 01:46:37 PM

Beautiful ! Enjoyed the tutorial thank you.

Ellen Haydon:
07/16/2019, 01:48:14 PM

What a beautiful card. I like to try new things and see what I can do.

Martie Rollin:
07/16/2019, 01:53:07 PM

While I'm not a mixed media person, I can well appreciate all the creative work that went into this project. Thanks for so many photos!

Sue MacFall:
07/16/2019, 02:53:24 PM

I love using this collection, it is so colourful. Thank you for sharing this great card with us.

07/16/2019, 03:42:47 PM

What a beautiful card. Thank you for sharing it. I love your tips!!

Nancy Mac:
07/16/2019, 05:12:18 PM

What a stunning card! It would be a treasure to receive!

Sheila Styre-Briere:
07/17/2019, 12:07:20 AM

Beautiful mixed media piece, the flutter collection has such cheerful colours:)

Jean Doveton:
07/17/2019, 02:38:45 AM

Just love this idea will be making this A.S.A.P Only hope I will be able to achieve this to your standard !!!!

Dorothy McCarthy:
07/17/2019, 05:04:57 AM,

I just love this!!!

07/17/2019, 08:08:48 AM

Beautiful creation.

Dawn Belger:
07/17/2019, 11:43:02 PM

The MM background is lovely before you even get started with the gorgeous Flutter collection. Very nice and thanks for sharing your knowledge with us.

07/17/2019, 11:51:56 PM,

Fabulous...beautiful card!

Glenda Buster:
07/18/2019, 09:39:07 PM

Lovely card! Thank you so much for the tips and how to to create the background.

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