Autumn Dreams Mixed Media Card

Autumn Dreams Mixed Media Card with Prima Autumn Sunset

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  Today I have an Autumn Dreams Mixed Media card to share with you.  It’s made with Prima’s Autumn Sunset Paper Pretties and adorned with Really Reasonable Ribbon.

I pulled my Mixed Media Boots out of the Closet of Shame to make this card, and oh, I had such fun!  Here’s how the card front came together.

  • First, create a 5 1/2″ square card base from kraft cardstock.
  • Next, distress a 5 3/8″ panel of the check pattern from Prima Autumn Sunset.
  • Then stitch a 5 1/8″ square of a neutral linen fabric to the check panel.
  • Now the real fun starts!   I wanted to tone down the printed black images on this fabric that I found in my stash, so I painted it randomly with a coat of white gesso.
  • Then add a layer of Prima Copper Crackle Texture through a Tim Holtz autumn leaves stencil.  You have to wait for this to dry, so set it aside and work on something else.
Autumn Dreams Mixed Media Card: Working While I’m Waiting

While waiting for that linen panel to dry, complete these steps:

  • First, cut a 4 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ panel of Sour Apple Cardstock.  Distress the edges lightly and ink with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.
  • Next, cut a 4″ x 4″ panel of Autumn Sunset from the 6″ x 6″ pad.  Stitch this to the Sour Apple Cardstock.
  • Now, heat emboss a laser cut chipboard doily .  The doily I used is from Laserowe Love.  The embossing is  two-step process.  First emboss with Seth Apter Dusk Baked Velvet.  Then emboss with Emerald Creek Fractured Ice Embossing powder.
  • Now, back the chipboard element from Autumn Dreams with dimensionals and adhere in the center of the doily.
  • Then adhere a large yellow flower in the center of the doily.  The one is used is from the Troika Plum pack of flowers. (retired)
  • Place dimensionals on the back of the chipboard fawn and adhere in the center of the flower.
  • Back the sentiment strip with dimensionals and adhere.
  • Finish things off with a bit of Spanish Moss.
Autumn Dreams Mixed Media Card: The Bow Cluster

To make the bow cluster follow these easy steps:

By now, the texture paste should be dry enough for you to assemble the card layers.  I added extra dimension by backing the Sour Apple panel with dimensionals before adhering to the card base.

Autumn Dreams Mixed Media Card: A Peek Inside

Inside the card I added some pretty paper layers and a pocket.

Create a little folio from scraps of the apple green cardstock.

Then fill it with a matching tea bag and honey stick.

I think this would make such a pretty new baby card…or birthday…or get well…or anniversary…you get the idea!

I hope I shared some tips, tricks and techniques that you can use in your own crafty adventures.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!



9 thoughts on “Autumn Dreams Mixed Media Card

  1. Sara Emily Barker

    Kathy, those mixed media boots fit you like a glove! I love the touches of copper on this created with the crackle paste, and that sweet fawn image topping this card. Your layers and surprises inside always thrill me! Sending hugs!

  2. Helen

    Fabulous card, Kathy. I’m fascinated by all the layers/embellishments on your card front. Thanks for sharing this card and all the steps to create it. Learned so much.

  3. Priscilla Hughs

    Another smashing hit! That little fawn just draws you in! A keeper… will have to archive this one for future use! Kudos!

  4. Candy

    I love fall! It’s my favorite season. These papers are fabulous for really catching the essence of the season. And of course, you pick and choose the perfect images to put together to create beautiful cards. This newest creation is no exception. Your ribbon and bow is perfect with the graphics of the card. Beautiful mixed media touches well. ❤️

  5. Gena L Krannig

    Kathy, you are a mixed media Goddess! I sit here and read through all of your little techniques and just think “oh wow”! And then the end result is perfection! This card is absolutely gorgeous. Fall is by far my favorite time of year and all of the pretty colors that come with it are in this card. I love the ribbon, flowers and that precious little deer sleeping in the middle of it all. The inside is beautiful as well! Thank you for sharing this lovely creation! Hugs!

  6. Katie Baird

    I love when you put on your mixed media boots! The results are always outstanding! This paper is adorable, and I hope to add it to my stash soon. Your Laserowe Love chipboard piece is the perfect base for your focal image! I have a bunch arriving today (yippee!) and can’t wait to alter them using the Seth Apter Baked Velvet powders. I also love using 3d chipboard sets to use inside exploding boxes. Oh, the possibilities… Now, off to get the kiddos to school. Big hugs from Kentucky.

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