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.

How I Made It
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!

Supplies Used

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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Precision Heat Embossing Tool Hero…
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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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Keep Hopping

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

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44 Responses

  1. Avatar Jan Elmore says:

    The best thing about a hop is that there’s so much talent on display. Great product debut and fun art to see!

  2. Avatar Sue D says:

    I like the background and the sparkle.

  3. Avatar Gail Brule says:

    Love having great ideas to use these products! Thank you!

  4. Avatar Nett McCormic says:

    Oh my gosh! Wow! So pretty

  5. Avatar Lori B says:

    So pretty! Thanks for sharing!!

  6. Avatar Darlene DeSario says:

    Wow! So many great techniques that ive never tried. I shall be giving them a go, I love me some sparkle! It turned out gorgeous!

  7. Avatar Sharon Richardson says:

    never seen a background like this before, great ideas, I may have to have a go at trying adding some sparkle to my work

  8. Avatar pat taviss says:

    This card is lovely. You are giving me some wonderful ideas to try myself. Thx so much for participating in the blog hop.

  9. Avatar Amber says:

    Thanks for sharing and participating in the JD Making Faces blog hop. I love learning new ideas for how to use her supplies. Best wishes for your endeavours. Amber

  10. Avatar Rosemarie Ricker says:

    I have never thought about using these materials for cards. Fun

  11. Avatar Ashley Haley says:

    Lovely job! I love hope bright and colorful she is! 😍

  12. Avatar Patricia Baker says:

    Spellbinders Jane Davenport NEW Artomology + Making Faces Blog Hop and Giveaway. Folling you on Fb. Hope to check out your supplys in the next comming days. I need paper!

  13. Avatar Zlatka says:

    This card is so beautiful! The background is gorgeous!

  14. Avatar Torrey Inestroza says:

    I love the mineral eyes and the glitter paste together!

  15. Avatar Marie Austen says:

    Gorgeous card you made with the die cut!! Thanks for sharing!

  16. Avatar Rebecca Yahrling says:

    So very pretty and just plain fun! Love her purple lips.

  17. Avatar Artconquers says:

    Aww.. such a inspiring card.. love this mixed media card and your choice of colors.. thanks for sharing..

  18. Avatar Jane says:

    Love how all the colors pop off the card, gorgeous! I’m excited to try out your techniques, mixed media is so much fun! Thank you for your inspiration ❤

  19. Ooh this is awesome! So creative and unique!

  20. Avatar Zoe says:

    Wow …. were Watercolouring with the palette pastels??

  21. Avatar Susan Smith says:

    Love the mix of colours.

  22. Avatar A Shumate says:

    What an interesting card. I love the colors on the Mineral Eyes pastel set – so unique! Thanks for sharing this fun idea.

  23. Avatar Sharon Gullikson says:

    WOW WOW WOW, that looks so cool. I guess there is a lot you can do with the die cut. I am in awe…

  24. Avatar Tita Claire says:

    Wow! That’s so different from your usual cards.

  25. Avatar Debbie Rumpza says:

    What an amazing new product release… so many beautiful and unique things. I love the mixed media piece you created!

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