Try mixed media techniques today with this beautiful birthday card

8th January 2018

We loved Sue Larney‘s mixed media projects from Simply Cards & Papercraft 172 so much, we asked her to make just one more for us. This stunning card is the perfect way to try a new skill and get to grips with a more layered mixed-media effect.

Birthday wishes

You will need

  • white square card blank
  • docrafts Capsule Collection Wood papers & die-cut elements
  • Papermania Chronology stamps
  • Kaisercraft Birthday Mini stamps
  • Tea Dye Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink
  • white acrylic paint
  • Ranger Glossy Accents
  • white Decoart Shimmer mist
  • enamel dots
  • manual die-cutting machine
  • Tonic Studios Square Nesting dies
  • Papermania Chronology Cogs dies
  • Memory Box Steampunk Corner & Honeycomb die

Simply make

  1. Cover the card front with distressed patterned paper and ink the edges and cut two slightly smaller panels of patterned paper. Ink one with acrylic paint and stamp with a sentiment.
  2. Die-cut cogs and corner cogs from patterned paper and cork along with leaves and a honecomb element.
  3. Stamp the image using black ink and apply Glossy Accents once dry to highlight. Dry brush acrylic paint around the image.
  4. Arrange the sentiment onto a topper as shown and back with a honeycomb die-cut. Spritz with summer mist.
  5. Assemble the layers and embellishments onto the card front, adding some elements between the layers to add to the impression of depth and dimension.
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