Mixed Media Inspired Cardmaking + Hop

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Mixed Media Inspired Cardmaking

Hello friends! I have something a bit outside of my norm to share with you today, which is a card I created that was inspired by mixed media! I admire mixed media tremendously and love playing with it here and there. When I got some of the new Jane Davenport and Spellbinders Artomology and Making Faces release products, I knew I wanted to give those mixed media techniques a work out!

Today’s post is also part of the new Spellbinders and Jane Davenport release blog hop! All the hop details are down at the bottom of this post.

Mixed Media Inspired Cardmaking

The first thing I did when designing this card was to make the background. Using Jane Davenport’s Mineral Eyes Pastels set, I watercolored a series of streaks across the paper. Once that dried, I sporadically applied Vicki Boutin’s Iridescent Glitter Paste with a palette knife, just to get some random areas of texture and sparkle; I adore that chunky, fractal finish on the paste!!

Mixed Media Inspired Cardmaking

I let that background completely dry before adhering a Holo Waves Mirror Cardstock cutout of the Jane Davenport Tousled die over top; the large size of this girl makes for a stunning focal point! Using the Silky Skin ColorStick Crayons and a Baton Blender, I added areas of blush to her cheeks and some texture to her hair for a bit of contrast. These coloring crayons are great for layering onto backgrounds like this because the soft texture allows for easy blending.

Mixed Media Inspired Cardmaking

To finish off the card, I added a sentiment from the Free Spirit stamp set and a few colorful sequins from the Simon Says Stamp Groovy mix.

I really love how this card came together and how it features so many textures, surfaces, metallics, foils and more. I hope it inspires you to try out some or all of the techniques, as well as the new Artomology and Making Faces products from Jane Davenport and Spellbinders!

Thanks so much for visiting me today; I will be back again soon with more to share!


JDD-030 Spellbinders TOUSLED Etched…
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JDS-017 Spellbinders FREE SPIRIT…
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Simon Says Stamp GROOVY Confetti…
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American Crafts Vicki Boutin…
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JDM-011 Spellbinders MINERAL EYES…
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JDM-007 Spellbinders BATON BLENDERS…
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JDM-012 Spellbinders SILKY SKIN…
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JDM-038 Spellbinders MERMALICIOUS…
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Tonic BERRY FIZZ 8.5 x 11 Glitter…
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Tonic TROPICAL TIDE A4 Glitter…
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Tonic HOLO WAVES Mirror Card Gloss…
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Canson XL WATERCOLOR PAPER 9×12 140lb…
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100#…
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Gina K Designs IN THE NAVY 8.5×11…
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Brutus Monroe ALABASTER Ultra Fine…
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Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad…
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Popular Wagner Precision Heat Tool HT400
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Tonic MORNING DEW Grande Nuvo Crystal…
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Inkadinkado EMBOSSING MAGIC Powder…
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Therm O Web Gina K Designs ADHESIVE…
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Tim Holtz Tonic Craft SHEARS 9.5…
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EK Success CUTTER BEE Scissors EKCB01
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Gemini JUNIOR Die-Cutting And…
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If you’ve been hopping along already, your next stop is the talented Laura Volpes! You can reference the entire hop order below.

Spellbinders is generously giving away $50 gift certificates to 3 lucky blog readers – selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop. Giveaway closes on Sunday, July 7th 11:59 pm EDT. Winners will be announced on the Spellbinders blog hop post the following Monday. The winner is responsible for shipping cost, duties, and taxes.

Hop List: 
Jane Davenport
Mayline Jung
Kate Palmer
Claudia White
Kathy Racoosin
Kathleen Graumüller
Bibi Cameron
Nina-Marie Trapani – you are here!
Laura Volpes
Amy Rysavy
Svitlana Shayevich
Lynn Kramer-Put
Marie Heiderscheit
Yana Smakula

44 Responses

  1. Lisa Byers says:

    Love the background!! So beautiful!! Loving those glittery eyes! I love how you did the die cut too, great idea!! Such a wonderful design! Thank you for sharing your talent with us!

  2. Kimberly says:

    Very nice! Thank you for sharing you beautiful Jane art. I just love Jane’s products, glad you joined the hop. Hugs

  3. Kirsty says:

    How wonderful!!!!!! Love it!

  4. Andre M. says:

    Fabulous color palette for this beauty. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

  5. Lauryne Cunningham says:

    Wow! Beautiful! Love the dimension of the die cut and the texture in the background!

  6. Evangelina Robles says:

    Loving the sparkle. Like that you used the mineral pastels. Never seen them used. Thank you for sharing.

  7. Tonya says:

    really pretty card! the shimmer and sparkle are glorious

  8. Cyndi Morris says:

    Beautiful, unique project. I love the stunning colors.

  9. Dawn Schanke says:

    I never thought of applying the pastels like a watercolor! I had no idea they would transfer this much of the color (vs just the shimmer). Thanks for the inspiration!

  10. Dee Earnshaw says:

    wow what an amazing looking card

  11. Denise Bryant says:

    So pretty! Love this awesome die! Great details!

  12. Monika says:

    Oh, I love that pretty face with all the sparkle and shine! SWEET! Fantastic products!

  13. Roxanne Brown says:

    Omg she is beautiful!!! What a great way to make a card!! Everything about this is spectacular!!

  14. Marisela Delgado says:

    Awesome project. Such pretty colors.

  15. Wow, I love the sparkle, great card.

  16. Jeanne Beam says:

    Fun card and great background!
    Thanks for sharing…

  17. Becky Semborski says:

    This is so cute, I love how you used the Mineral Eyes Pastels like watercolor…I never thought of that…very creative! Thanks for sharing your techniques.

  18. Meghan Kennihan says:

    STUNNING! I love the glitter eyes and lips. What a great release and so much fun to use!

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