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How to Create Mixed Media Cards -Video Tutorial

Posted by Graphic 45 11/16/2017 49 Comment(s) Cards,Mixed Media,Tutorials,Videos,#SimplyG45,

Hello, G45ers!

 Are you looking for new ways to take your cards to the next level?  If you answered yes, you have found yourself in the right place.  Today on the blog Olga Heldwein shares two show-stopping cards along with a video tutorial on how to create your own backgrounds, fussy cut our Seasons papers, create frames and all under 45 minutes!  We love a good #SimplyG45 feature, and this my friend is a good one!  So sit back and enjoy the pumpkin spice.    


Mixed Media Cards

By Olga Heldwein

“Today is my turn on simply G45. I decided to create cards with mixed media backgrounds and some fussy cutting. It gave me also chance to take the Seasons collection for nice spin :) I really adore this collection it gives you so many possibilities.  I so regret that I didn't make all 4 card seasons as set but maybe next time :)

I created a video from creative process for you in case you want to recreate the project.  

How to Create Cards with Mixed Media Backgrounds Video Tutorial









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Just leave a comment here on the blog, Instagram, and/or  Facebook to be entered to win! Up for grabs this week is a Midnight Masquerade prize package, including one 12x12 Patterns & Solids Paper Pad, an 8x8 Paper Pad, Ephemera Cards, Chipboard, Die-cut Tags & Pockets, and Ivory Square Tags.  The winner will be announced on the blog, Friday, November 17th, 2017.

Thank you for joining us today for another fun and creative adventure, and to Olga for sharing this outstanding video tutorial and these two gorgeous cards!  We hope you have been inspired to try something new today.  Be sure to leave a comment below with any tip you have on creating your own backgrounds and you will be entered to win!


Remember to ‘Bloom bright all season’ and Happy Papercrafting!

49 Comment(s)

Martie Rollin:
11/16/2017, 11:01:50 AM

LOVE all the beautiful fussy cutting on these 2 beautiful cards! BAckgrounds are just the right colors. Nice work!

11/16/2017, 12:02:07 PM

Fabulous cards beautifully constructed. Thank you for the inspiration as always.

cindy yinger:
11/16/2017, 12:08:43 PM

This is great. We all need new inspiration for card making. What a lovely idea. Thanks

Sue LD:
11/16/2017, 12:10:06 PM

Fabulous cards. Love the dimension.

Deeann Siler:
11/16/2017, 12:25:20 PM

What did you use to make the frame?

Isabel Moreno Márquez:
11/16/2017, 12:56:55 PM

Really beautiful Olga! Thanks for the inspiration

11/16/2017, 01:07:07 PM

Beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing in your creative process.

Zelda Coetzee:
11/16/2017, 01:29:37 PM

How can one not be excited and inspired to try something as beautiful?

Sarah Hutchins:
11/16/2017, 02:18:12 PM

Stunningly beautiful! A real inspiration for all crafters.

Mathilde S:
11/16/2017, 03:17:32 PM

Beautiful cards,love your tutorials Olga.

Michele Lewis:
11/16/2017, 04:16:24 PM

I have always been more of an album sort of person, but these cards are just so delightful that I am going to have to try my hand at them! Thank you Graphic 45

11/16/2017, 05:08:38 PM

Your arty backgrounds are beautiful, Olga. I am keen to try this technique. Thank you for your inspiration.

Glenda Buster:
11/16/2017, 05:15:58 PM

Beautiful cards! Thank you for sharing and for the tutorial.

Becca Yahrling:
11/16/2017, 05:26:11 PM

The Seasons paper pad is just beautiful! Both of Olga's cards are simply gorgeous. The backgrounds are amazing.

11/16/2017, 08:18:23 PM

Love the 3D elements on Olga's cards!

Fran Diggle:
11/16/2017, 08:46:30 PM

Love this collection and the background technique for the cards. I will be trying this tomorrow! Thank you.

susie doucet:
11/16/2017, 08:50:58 PM

Would love to win!

Gillian Brown:
11/16/2017, 09:02:26 PM,

Gorgeous cards, loving the splatter bgs and colors, great design. Exciting giveaway, got my fingers crossed.

Olga Sokolova:
11/16/2017, 09:03:13 PM

Wow! It's beautiful! I love the Seasos paper!

Phaline Mays:
11/16/2017, 09:11:20 PM

I love the mixed media cards! I have wanted the MM collection for so long! Thank you for the opportunity to win.

Konnie Kranenburg:
11/16/2017, 09:26:50 PM

Thank you so much for the chance!!

Kirsty Vittetoe:

WOW, how gorgeous!!!!!

11/16/2017, 10:40:37 PM

So the papers!

Louise A Stowell:
11/16/2017, 11:05:00 PM, Facebook

Since my ex destroyed a lot of my art supplies, this would be lovely to start my way back to creating again. Thank you for the inspiration and beautiful products.

11/16/2017, 11:22:04 PM

Love this collection!

Johanna Knightstep:
11/16/2017, 11:40:15 PM

Lovely cards for this collection! I love seeing tutorials from the designers, it is very helpful! Thanks Olga!

11/17/2017, 12:58:47 AM

G45er right here! My favorite brand, fingers crossed, I'll keep hoping! Ty!

Karen Rice:
11/17/2017, 01:21:09 AM

Such a unique way to use the beautiful paper for cards!

Dianna Dean:
11/17/2017, 01:46:25 AM

Beautiful cards! Thanks for the tutorial!

Valerez Tomazoni:
11/17/2017, 01:56:47 AM

There is never enough of Graphic 45 that I don't want a lot of. Thanks for sharing. Beautiful cards!

Velichka Zheleva:
11/17/2017, 02:13:52 AM

Great cards ,I live the fussy cutting :)

11/17/2017, 04:16:02 AM

Such lovely cards! I have yet to cut my Seasons paper. It always takes me some time to bring myself to cut the G45 papers. I sure could use the Midnight Masquerade prize as I have used quite a bit of mine on some cigar boxes for Christmas presents.

Arianna Barbara:
11/17/2017, 04:42:19 AM

Wow! Awesome cards!!!

Shona MacDonald:
11/17/2017, 04:53:56 AM,

I've just ordered the 'Seasons' papers and am even more inspired now seeing Olga's beautiful cards.

Brenda Moehlig:
11/17/2017, 05:11:12 AM

Gorgeous project. I can't wait to sit and watch how this is created. The background is stunning and love all the fussy cutting!

Kate Yetter:
11/17/2017, 05:35:54 AM, scrapyard

Love these pretty cards! The background is Lovely. I have had my eye on that masquerade paper for ever. It's gorgeous! Kate

Carol Goldsmith:
11/17/2017, 05:58:40 AM

Beautiful cards. Love all of the Autumn colors and designs.

Jean marmo:
11/17/2017, 06:18:36 AM

Simply stunning!

11/17/2017, 06:19:17 AM

Live G45-Mudnight Masquerade is a favorites! We travel to. NOLA frequently...perfect line!

Maria Mendoza:
11/17/2017, 06:43:57 AM

Love the colors. Would love make something beautiful with the giveaway

11/17/2017, 07:21:37 AM

The cards are lovely! I love Graphic 45 paper!!

Judy R:
11/17/2017, 09:00:19 AM

G45 has some great collections...but this line is my all time FAV! It is perfect for Mardi Gras! Hint...hint!

11/17/2017, 09:00:29 AM

Pretty please and thank you!

Sheri Schooler:
11/17/2017, 10:27:01 AM

Love love love these designs, thanks so much for the amazing tutorial!

Judy Hodges:
11/17/2017, 04:19:39 PM

Lovely cards, great paper by G45, of course!

Dana Bennett:
11/17/2017, 08:56:04 PM

Always love G45 paper!! Thx for sharing the projects, they’re amazing! Dana from Quebec

Bryana Ortiz:
11/17/2017, 08:58:10 PM

Such beautiful projects! I always love G45 collections!! They’re fantastic!!

Adrianna garcia:
11/18/2017, 06:58:22 PM

Absolutely love the blending. They look flawless. Graphic 45 ppers just have the ability to make all your work out of this world gorgeous.

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