Thursday, 25 July 2019

No Stamping Mixed Media Cards!!! (FREE TUTORIAL)

Hey guys
Today I have 3 mixed media cards to share with you all along with tutorial to make them. I have been wanting to make cards with stencils instead of stamps and this is what I came up with....there is no stamping on these cards...which is quite a challenge on its own.

Here is a tutorial for these cards

  • I started with watercolor panels from ItsyBitsy and cut 3 panels to 5.5"by 7.5". I added texture to this using Mixed Media Paste and Finnabair stencil.

  • I left this to dry on the side and started to work on my flowers. I decided not to use any stamps and choose to use this flower stencil from ItsyBitsy to create my own flowers. So I taped it to the watercolor panels and then stencilled using Distress inks using Shaded Lilac, Spun sugar and Squeezed Lemonade.
  • I then heat embossed the flowers with gold embossing powder and an embossing pen so that I could not color the flowers with ease. I am not watercolor expert and so I wanted to water to be contained in each petal so I could do some quick coloring. Just for fun, I used Lindys Magical shakers to color my flowers...these are super fun and leave an amazing shine. Once it was dry, I fussy cut all my images out.

  • This is so fun to look at.....I did the leaves in the same manner too. I added some magicals ( Black Forest Black Magical Shaker and Frozen Jack Frost Magical Shaker) on a watercolor panel and spritzed it with water and then I diecut my leaves from it. My sentiment is also a diecut from MFT and I layered it 4 times to get a thick sentiment and the top layer is from gold foil paper....looks really fun.

  •  I arranged all my elements on the panel using some sisal fiber and then layered the panel on the card to add more dimension and texture. I finished my card with black splatters and some pearl drops here and there.

     Supplies Used:
  1. Little Birdie Watercolour Heavyweight Paper - A4, 440 GSM (ItsyBitsy)
  2. Little Birdie Mixed Media Paste 2 In 1 -White 400gm (ItsyBitsy)
  3. Finnabair stencil Lace (Crafters Corner)
  4. Distress inks - Spun Sugar, Shaded Lilac and Squeezed Lemonade (ItsyBitsy)
  5. Little Birdie Stencil Poppyluscious(ItsyBitsy)
  6. Lindys Magical Shakers - Alpine Ice Rose Magical Shaker, Autumn Maple Crimson Magical Shaker, Oktoberfest Orange Magical Shaker, California Poppy Magical Shaker ,Polka Purple Magical Shaker, Magnolia Magenta Gold Magical Shaker, Black Forest Black Magical Shaker and Frozen Jack Frost Magical Shaker
  7. Sisal Fiber (ItsyBitsy)
  8. Gold Foil Cardstock (Hndmd)
  9. Leaves Die - Elizabeth Craft designs
  10. Hello Die - MFT
  11. Little Birdie Pearl Drops - Dew (ItsyBitsy)
I am putting this card up for the following blog challneges:

Thank you for stopping by...Hugs


  1. Wow!! You are so creative!! These all look so amazing!! I never would've guessed the flowers were stencils!! I never would've thought to do what you did!! Truly spectacular and your tutorial is fabulous, too!! Gorgeous, gorgeous cards!! I love the colors!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  2. These are really beautiful. I can't believe there is no stamping involved. Thanks for sharing with us at try It On Tuesday! Hugs-Erika

  3. Beautiful cards and great technique.

  4. These are truely stunning. Thank you for taking the time to share with us at Unstampabelles and for the very detailed instructions.

  5. Thank you for sharing your beautiful cards with us at Try it on Tuesdays.

  6. Your cards are absolutely stunning, I love how you shared the process too, thank you!
    Many thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday this week!
    Deb xx

  7. Thanks for sharing your fantastic project with us in the Happy Little Stampers July "Anything Goes With Dies" challenge and we hope to see you again next month!
    Leslie, HLS Dies Team
    Love To Scrap 2

  8. A lovely set of cards. Gorgeous colours, Fabulous elements and wonderful details.
    Thank you for joining in with our July challenge "Anything Mixed Media Goes" at Creative Artiste Mixed Media. Good luck x

  9. Very beautiful cards. Love the gorgeous colors. Great to see you in the HLS gallery. Hope to see you again soon. Nandini, DT