Make a Wish Mixed Media Birthday Card

Little Birdie Crafts Make a Wish Mixed Media Birthday Card

Hello, Friends!  Summer time is birthday time in the Clement clan.  I thought I’d change things up a bit this year, and add some fun mixed media effects to my handmade cards.  This Little Birdie Crafts  Make a Wish Mixed Media Birthday Card was so much fun to make.  I thought you might enjoy seeing it, too.  So I’m here to share some mixed media tips and tricks that you can use to amp up your card making adventures.

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I began with a simple 6″ x 6″ kraft card base.  To this, I added a panel of wood grain paper from the Texture Brew 12×12 Paper Pack.  This paper has a wonderful linen texture.  But I amped up the texture with distressed edges, machine stitching and a layer of stenciled leaves.  You don’t need a fancy product to do this.  Little Birdie’s wonderful Sand Stone chalk paint does the job beautifully.  Simply tape your stencil over your paper and brush the paint on.  The paint dries very quickly on its own, but if you are impatient like me, you can use your heat tool.

Make a Wish Mixed Media Birthday Card: Stitching and Spattering

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The Texture Brew paper pack has a wonderful burlap print in it that is so realistic, you would think it was real fabric.  I stitched this digital feather image onto a 3.5″ x 5″ square of this burlap.  To distress the image, I spritzed a tiny bit of Ocean Mist Color Splash onto my craft sheet.  Then I picked the ink up with a paint brush and spattered it all over.   This primed chipboard sentiment is also sprayed with color spray, then lightly brushed with Sand Stone Chalk Paint.

Make a Wish Mixed Media Birthday Card: The Flowers


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Look at these gorgeous flowers.  Blue is my favorite color and these  Blue Printed Paris Petals are just ooh la la!  I’ve paired them up with gorgeous foliage from LBC.  These Pollen Clusters add a wonderful, organic feel to the card design.  I’ve also tucked some of my prized vintage pearl buttons in with the flower cluster to add even more texture and dimension.

Make a Wish Mixed Media Birthday Card:  Finishing Touches

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One final easy way to add mixed media touches to your handmade cards is with this gorgeous Golden Hearts Heart-y Melange glitter.  First apply an adhesive that dries clear (or use hot glue).  I like to work in one small area at a time.  Hold your card over a funnel tray or a large piece of clean paper and shake on the Heart-y Melange Glitter.  Tip the card and let the excess fall away.  I actually randomly painted on a very light layer of dries clear adhesive so that I would have areas where the glitter was heavy, and areas where just a whisper of glitter could be seen.

I hope I’ve shared some tips and tricks that will inspire you to try adding mixed media effects to your handmade cards.  You can find all the products I used in the supply list below.

Thanks so much for stopping by!



Make a Wish Mixed Media Birthday Card: Product Links


9 thoughts on “Make a Wish Mixed Media Birthday Card

  1. Suzy Q

    Oh WOW again Kathy! Don’t know how I missed this Make A Wish card! It is just beautiful! Luv the shabby chic – vintage – awesome looking card! You sure know how to get your craft on girl! Hugs, Suzy Q

  2. lynn legge

    those little spatters in blue really draw your eyes into the card…another gorgeous card shared with us…thank you so much

  3. marygw

    This is so very beautiful. I love the blues, feathers, the flowers…the composition. EVERYTHING! Absolutely gorgeous.

  4. Sara Emily Barker

    Kathy, this is a beautiful birthday card with all those Kathy touches! I love the mixed media background, and I agree the burlap paper looks like the real deal–it had me fooled! The flowers are so fun, and I love the pollen clusters (achoo!), the buttons and the feathers tied up with twine. So many wonderful fun details, I could sit and stare all day! Lucky birthday girl/boy! Sending hugs!

  5. Helen

    Kathy, I love the blues of this card…and the incredible details, so many little things to keep catching my attention. Isn’t that wonderful, to keep looking and seeing more and more? tfs

  6. Gena Krannig

    Kathy, this card is just stunning! When I first looked I thought those feathers were real. What a beautiful image to use as a focal point on your card. And of course all of the little extra embellishments just make the whole thing perfect. I love the combination of the blues and neutrals with that gold glitter. The flowers are to die for! This one is definitely a “wowzer”. Thanks for sharing! Hugs

  7. Betsy

    Oh Kathy, this is just lovely! I love all the shades of blue (my favorite color). I got a chuckle when I saw how you incorporated the bingo card. I purchased 3 lottery tickets for the first time last week and I crossed my fingers and wished big. Yep, not one winning number on all 3 tickets! I must say however, this creation is a winner. xoxoxo

  8. jenscull

    This is just beautiful! The soft blues and lovely flowers give such a peaceful feel to your card. I like the piece with the feathers, too. So many wonderful elements! Thanks for the inspiration! 🙂

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