ARTplorations Blog Hop | Mixed Media Cards

Hello everyone! Today I have two mixed media cards that I created using new stencils, word die sets, and mixed media mediums.

I am joining the STAMplorations Girls for the ARTplorations Blog Hop showcasing the new stencils by Sanna Lippert Designs.

On my first card, I use the new Lupinus ARTplorations Stencil and Birthday Wishes Phrase Die.

On a piece of watercolor paper, I added the texture paste using the Lupinus Stencil. After it dried, I added the 2 shades of purple Gelatos and using my finger to blend the colors. I added the green Gelato on the stalk and leaves and blended the color the same way I did on the flowers.

I scribble some of the blue Gelato around the flowers and blended it in with my finger to create the blue sky background. Once in a while I wet my finger with baby wipe.

I cut out the Birthday Wishes twice using purple and white cardstock. I stacked them together and added on the card with dries-clear adhesive glue. This glue dries clear and permanent.

I added some of the purple Stickles on the card and let them dried.

On this second card, I used the Fairy Tales ARTplorations Stencil, Big Hugs Phrase Die, Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies.

I created a watercolored background using watercolor paints. I used wet-on-wet technique. I dried the paint with craft heater and then cut it with the large size of the Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies.

I added the texture paste with the stencil and let it dried completely. After that, I run it through my laminating machine with the DecoFoil Teal foil sheet. It was fun to see the foil revealed when I removed the sheet.

I added some white acrylic paint with fan brush and then I added the background panel on a white card with adhesive glue.

I cut out the word die with black cardstock and added them on a white cardstock. I trimmed it into banner and I added it on the card with 3D foam tape. I embellished this card with some of the teal sequins I have in my stash.


And what’s a blog hop without prizes, right? Here are the details on the prizes:

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19 thoughts on “ARTplorations Blog Hop | Mixed Media Cards

  1. Hi Helen, these are both beautiful. Love the textures.
    The Lupinas stencil is one of my favorites. And I love
    the teal & green color combo of the 2nd card.

  2. Wow!!! Absolutely amazing cards! Fantastic color combination, texture and vibrancy on the first card. I love every-single-element on the second card – perfection!

  3. Beautiful cards! I did not realize that was the Fairy Tale Stencil. Thanks! I love that you used just a portion of the stencil.