Get Mixed Media Making With This Springtime Card DIY!

Hello everyone! Richele Christensen of CaliforniaARTGirl here! I’m so excited to be a guest on the Sizzix blog. As a crafter I’m always trying to find different ways to use my dies. The Mixed Media dies are so fun for creating texture in the background but I wanted to make it the focal point, so I kept the image intact instead of taking it out all the pieces. Mixed media dies are also great for creating stencils. Join me as I take you through the steps.

Idea-ology
TH93585 Kraft -Stock, Classic
TH93586 Kraft-Stock, Metallic
TH93572 Adornments, Treasures
Ranger Ink
Mini Ink Pads
TDP40224 Tattered Rose
TDP40194 Worn Lipstick
TDP40149 Scattered Straw
TDP39891 Bundled Sage
TDP40002 Gathered Twig
IBT40965 Mini Ink Blending Tool
TIP33080 Waterbrush, Detail
TDA53927 Watercolor Cardstock
Other
Packing Tape
Ribbon
String
Tape - LowTack
Let's get started!
Die cut the largest Stacked Deckle Thinlits die from Watercolor Carstock.
Position Mixed Media Thinlits die in upper right corner of the cut piece from step 1 and tape down with low tac tape. (PostIt tape is a favorite of mine!)
Position unit at an angle and run through the Vagabond or Big Shot to die cut the image. Tip: When using detailed dies it may take more then one pass.
Tape the back of the die cut image with packing tape to help hold image in place before removing the die.
Carefully remove the die using a die pick to help release the cardstock working a small area at a time.
Add Sizzix Adhesive Sheets to the back of a piece of Watercolor Cardstock and a piece of Metallic Kraft-Stock. Die cut the word love” using the Shadow Script Thinlits die set.
Color the flowers by applying Distress Ink to a slick surface (Glass Media Mat or Craft Sheet), pick up the ink with Detail Waterbrush and carefully color the image.
Tip: Keep the tip of the Waterbrush on the dry side by wiping off on a paper towel. This will help the color not to bleed into background.
Die cut a second flower and color with Distress Ink. Color the Shadow portion of the love”. And set aside to dry or dry with a heat tool.
Layer the gold metallic love” over the colored shadow piece. Cut Gold Metallic Kraft-Stock to 3 3/4” x 5 1/4”. Lightly sand the metallic pieces in a circular motion.
Lightly ink the edges with Gathered Twig Distress Ink on an Mini Ink Blending Tool.
Layer pieces and adhere to card with dry adhesive.
Adhere flower to card. Cut leaves off stem and re-position as desired. Tip: It helps to keep the pieces in tacked with the background when adhering to the card.
Tie ribbon around card with a bow, add heart embellishment with a string and tie string with a bow.
Thanks so much for stopping in. I hope you will try something different when using your Mixed Media dies.

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7 thoughts on “Get Mixed Media Making With This Springtime Card DIY!”

  • Margaret Baker
    Margaret Baker Mar 05, 2018 at 10:49 am

    Hi love my new big shot, will the die for tea time ever go on sale?.
    thank u

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  • Wanda Hentges
    Wanda Hentges Mar 05, 2018 at 11:04 am

    This is gorgeous, Richele!!!

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  • Anne R

    Richele, this is such a clever way to use the die, the result is beautiful!

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  • Diane

    Lovely! Thank you for the tutorial!

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  • Debbie Hight

    WOW!! I saw Tim highlight this card on a sizzix vid on YouTube. it's beautiful. you are so creative!!!!!

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  • Erica H

    This is beautiful! Thank you for the tutorial - love the tip about the packing tape. I don't quite understand the tip about placing the 2nd flower, but I can prob figure it out.

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  • dchavez

    Thank you for your feedback Melissa. The inside of our cards are blank, which is why we never show it. There are many ways to get wording on the inside, from printing our your sentiments, to stamping...that's really up to you and what you feel is best.

    Reply
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