Mixed Media Card Tutorial


Hello, G45ers!

  Let's mix things up with a Botanical Mixed Media Card.  Along with Mixed Media Techniques, this card also mixes and matches Graphic 45 paper collections to create a fun and playful card.  This handmade card is by Brand Ambassador, Kavi Tha and is a part of our #G45Technique series.  We hope this card encourages you to try out a new technique, learn something new and have a good time getting crafty. 



Botanical Mixed Media Card 

By Kavi Tha


“Hello, dear friends,

Today I share a botanical theme card with little mixed media touches. I usually prefer to use a single collection but mixing and matching different collections from G45 is so fun. The main papers and elements are from the gorgeous Lost in Paradise collection and I combined it with fussy cut elements from various collections like Bloom, Nature sketchbook, Raining Cats and Dogs.



Take two layers of pattern papers measuring 5 by 7 inches and 4 ⅞ by 6 ⅞ inches. For layering use scraps of pattern papers and black cardstock. Layer the pieces as you like and staple them together so that it's easier to tuck in embellishments.


Stamp randomly using texture stamps and versafine ink or any other waterproof ink.



Arrange all the fussy cut elements around the layers and compose the design. There is no right or wrong, just keep doing it until you are satisfied. The best way to add some colors to your mixed media card without soaking the paper is to use oil pastels. Rub them over any smooth surface, spray some water and add it with a brush randomly in few places around the arrangement and also add some splatters all over.


Tip: Stamp some leaves and flowers on a vellum sheet and fussy cut them.They have a beautiful semi transparent look and looks good in between lyers.You can also use clear acetate sheet to get transparent elements


For the final step add some art ingredients like microbeads, glitters, and sequins using gel medium. These add beautiful textures and shine to your card.



Tip: Don't forget to add scrap chipboard pieces between the layers to get dimensional look



Tip: Also add some black and white splatters for more interesting and coherent look





Thank you for stopping by.

Happy crafting.”

~Kavi Tha


Graphic 45 Supply List:

Lost in Paradise 12x12 Collection Pack

Lost in Paradise 12x12 Patterns & Solids Pad

Lost in Paradise Chipboard

Bloom 12x12 Collection Pack

Raining Cats & Dogs—Deluxe Collectors Edition



Lost in paradise 12*12 collection pack

Lost in paradise Patterns & solids

Lost in paradise chipboard

Bloom 12*12 collection pack

Raining cats & dogs Deluxe collection




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Happy Papercrafting!  




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