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.
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
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
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
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
- Texture Brew 12×12 Linen Paper Pack
- Leaf Recur Stencil
- Sand Stone Chalk Paint
- Printed Paris Petals/Blue
- Foliage/Pollen Cluster
- Primed Chipboard/On Your Birthday Wishes
- Gold Heart-y Melange Glitter
- Ocean Mist Color Splash
- Antique Gold Seam Binding Ribbon
- Burlap String
- Vintage Buttons and Metal Charms from my stash
- ephemera and digital image from my stash