Handmade cards are always worth making and having at the ready; regardless of the occasion, all you need to do is add a sentiment and you’re ready!
With that in mind, we have for you three very different mixed media cards prepared by our Crew members…
Butterflies – Alicja Staszak
I’ve created a set of three mixed media cards. They can be used for any occasion – birthday, get-well-soon or just for saying something nice to the person you like. To make the colorful background, I’ve mixed Tattered Angels mists with white gesso, than applied some gold with High Impact Paint with spatula or by splashing it. Last step was to cut the butterflies from Canvas Corp paper and mount on top – they’re beautiful! – shares Alicja.
Canvas Corp paper – Spring Showers: Butterflies on Ivory
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Caper Green
Tattered Angels Baseboard Mist Paint – Baby Girl Pink and Wave
Tattered Angels High Impact Metallic Paint – Antique Gold
White gesso 13arts
Visit Alicja’s Instagram for more ideas.
Take Good Care – Beth Byrd
This is a greeting card I created that has a rustic and vintage style. My purpose was to use up some of my older materials and supplies — but I was happy that my card made use of both older and current materials. I tried to fashion a look that is modern with an old-fashioned twist. – explains her inspiration Beth.
Materials Beth used:
Canvas Corp – Stitched Greeting Card – kraft with canvas
Canvas Corp – Canvas fringe ticking
Canvas Corp – Burlap fringe – ivory
7gypsies Serengeti: Maua (flowers)
Ivory Lace Ribbon
- I cut out the floral image from the Serengeti Maua Flowers paper and adhered that to the center of the Stitched Greeting Card. I attached a strip of Kraft Ticking to the bottom of the card with staples — it adds a very rustic look! Over that I glued a piece of ivory lace trim.
- I stamped the message “Take Good Care” to a manila tag and gave it some texture by running it through my texture brayer. I adorned the top of the tag with a piece of Ivory Burlap Fringe. I then glued to the tag to the card.
- For a final decorative addition, I adorned the card with the heart embellishment from the 7gypsies charms.
Don’t you just love the rustic feel of Beth’s card? We surely do!
Nautical Cards – Steph Ackerman
I love the collage look of the Nautical paper but didn’t want to cover it completely. I decided to showcase some of the elements on a variety of cards. – says Steph.
Papers used for the card:
Canvas Corp Nautical on Ivory paper
Canvas Corp Navy on Ivory paper
Canvas Corp Navy and Ivory Anchor paper
Canvas Corp Black on Ivory 6×6 paper pad
Canvas Corp Red on White paper
Canvas Corp Burlap – natural
- Fussy cut assorted elements from the Nautical paper.
- Tear black and ivory script paper and add a strip of red cardstock to the torn edge. Adhere to navy cardstock.
- Die cut red and navy cardstock ovals. Add the fussy cut sailboard on top. Using a phrase from the Nautical cardstock, ink the edges and mat with cardstock before adding to the card with foam adhesives.
- Tear the anchor paper. Add a torn strip of red cardstock and add to a strip of black and ivory cardstock. Adhere to black cardstock. Place a burlap panel in the center.
- Ink a phrase from the Nautical paper with blue ink then mat with red cardstock. Add phrase to card with foam adhesives.
- Mat Nautical paper with navy cardstock and add to card. Select another element from the Nautical paper, ink and mat with red cardstock. Select a phrase, ink and mat with red and blue cardstock. Add to the card with foam adhesives.
- Your card is ready!
We do hope that the cards have inspired you to next time make your own little pieces of art rather than going to the shop.
See you soon!