Today, I want to share my newfound love of mixed media layers with you. This soft whites and pastels palette makes for an excellent backdrop for this sweet Layered Chickadee. This card would make a great Valentine’s, but equally is generic enough to be sent any time of year.
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layers of romantic mixed media
I wasn’t sure if I was going to use all of these, but as it turns out, I did. So there’s the Layered Chickadee, Dotted Heart, and Privet Branch dies, the Polka Hearts stencil and the So Much Love stamp and die set. All these products are listed and linked below for your convenience.
step by step how to
- Cut a few pieces of Fabriano Artistico Cold-Pressed watercolour card and, using the dip and dry method, colour the pieces with Antique Linen + Tattered Rose for the body of the Layered Chickadee, Pumice Stone and Frayed Burlap for the wing, Black Soot for the head and neck and finally Abandoned Coral for the Dotted Heart die.
- Run the dies through with the various coloured card using Painter’s Tape to keep the dies in place. Also, die-cut a Privet Branch die from Ivory card.
- Use the cream/white die-cut for the Chickadee body, attach the grey/brown wing to the bird with foam tape.
- Glue the black head and neck pieces in place with a grey/brown beak.
- Attach foam adhesive to the back of the Chickadee and use the sticky surface to attach a black eye die cut.
- Stamp the large script ‘Love’ greeting from the So Much Love set on Ivory card with Versamark ink and heat emboss with Antique Gold embossing powder.
- Die-cut with the matching die.
- Stamp a coordinating sentiment from the So Much Love on leftover Black Soot card in Versamark ink, and white heat emboss.
- Trim the sentiment out with a craft knife, clear, gridded metal-edged ruler and a self-healing cutting mat.
sweet Valentine’s Chickadee
- Using a piece of the watercolour card and the dip and dry method, create another card using Tattered Rose Distress Ink and run through with the Dotted Heart die to create a heart that tones better with the colour palette.
- Take a watercolour card and adhere a torn piece of book paper.
- Apply gesso over the paper with an old paintbrush or spatula.
- When dry, using the Polka Heart stencil, swipe Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Texture Paste through the hearts on the stencil.
- When dry, splatter with Tattered Rose and Pumice Stone Distress Inks along with White Gouache.
- Apply more Crackle Texture Paste to blur the lines of the book paper.
- Splatter again with Tattered Rose.
- Add foam adhesive to the back of all of the elements. Add the panel to a card base cut and scored from Fog card.
- Add the Privet Branch die and then the two elements of the greeting. Next, tuck the Dotted Heart die in behind the script greeting. Finish up by adding the Layered Chickadee die cut.
- Finally, add sequins and pearls held in place with Gina K Connect Glue.
Well, that’s me for today. I’ll be back tomorrow to with a new Simon Says Stamp release. I hope you’ll call by and see what I have to share.
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I’m always amazed by your gorgeous creations. Thanks for sharing your process.
Just lovely. I, also, like using old book pages as they seem to add a Victorian look. Have to say I am old enough to appreciate Victorian. Thanks for the great video.
How are you feeling? I think about you every day. I hope you are getting the medical care you need. My best, Penny
Thank you, Penny, for keeping me in your thoughts. I am talking to the surgical consultants as to a way forward. I hope to start on that journey this spring. I am crossing my fingers that we get a plan of action together soon. Thanks again. Debby x
Stunning card Debby. Totally love the Mixed Media look.
I fell in love with this beauty when you posted it at SSS and earlier on your blog and
still love the gorgeous colours.
Thank you so much for sharing, stay safe and have a wonderful day.
Delightful card, Debby! I love the mixed media look with all of its wonderful texture and detail.