Mixed Media Card ~ Sweet Friendship

Graciellie Design

Hello everyone… We are in the middle of August now. My daughters are going back to school in less than a week!!! I am praying and hoping that both of them will make sweet friendship with their new classmates this year. I am so thankful for what God has provided for them and what He has planned for their future.

Today, I have a mixed media card with friendship themed. I created this card with digital stamp, distress crayons, water, acrylic paint, and gold foil.

The digital stamp set I used on my card is the Sweetness Digital Stamp Set from Graciellie Design. She has lots of pretty digital stamp at her Etsy store, if you would like to check them out.

I printed the flower image and sentiment on white cardstock in black and white using my inkjet printer. I dried the ink with craft heater before coloring it.

There are 2 layers of background panels I used on this card. First is the dark teal panel that I created using acrylic paint. I added the acrylic pain on gelli plate, spreaded the paint with brayer, added the white cardstock on it, and then gently I press on the cardstock to get the paint transferred to it. I picked it up and set it aside to dry.

The secone panel is watercolored panel. For this watercolored background and coloring I used Distress Crayons Set #5 First I crated the background.They are beautiful pastel color combo.

I scribble the Tumble Glass Distress Crayon on a piece of watercolor paper, then spray it with water. Using my finger, I blended the color in. Then I dried it with craft heater. After that, I trimmed it into 4.25″ x 5.5″, then I distressed the background panel edges with distresser tool.

To color the flowers and cone, I simply scribbled the each Distress Crayon (Frayed Burlap, Dried Marigold, Spun Sugar, Shaded Lilac, and Cracked Pistachio) on the image, and then I pull the pigment to fill the image using Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush Pen. I added some more pigment to create more shades on them. I dried the colored image with craft heater and then I fussy cut it with micro-tip scissors.

I added some gold foil in the center of the flower by tracing the lines of stamen in the middle of the flower with glue pen, let dry until they were tacky to touch, and then added the foil transfer paper on them.

I added the first and second background panels on the white card with Art Glitter Adhesive Glue. And then I added the flower image and sentiment strip on the card with the same glue.

I embellished the card with some more gold foiled dots that I created using the glue pen and gold transfer paper.

Card is done. I hope you all enjoy it. Thank you so much for stopping by today! Have wonderful day…

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6 thoughts on “Mixed Media Card ~ Sweet Friendship

  1. A flower cone? Awesome! Love this, Helen. Your watercolouring is perfect. Thanks so much for playing along at Happy Little Stampers xx

  2. So beautiful! I love your design and layout! Thanks so much for joining us this month at Happy Little Stampers Watercolor Challenge!

  3. Hi Helen!
    Your coloring skills blow me away, and this card is stunning. You are SO talented, and I can’t thank you enough for sharing your amazing art in our challenges. It’s always a joy to have you play along.
    Karen Letchworth
    Word Art Wednesday

  4. A great card, Helen! I love the use of the soft colours and then the addition of the pops of gold foil! Thanks so much for joining us at Happy Little Stampers – Watercolour Challenge this month!