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Layer Colors, Texture & Die Cuts for Easy Mixed Media Fun!

Jan 27, 2022 Maria Willis

Hey everybody it's Maria here today with an easy concept to help you put together some super fun mixed media cards. The concept is "layering!" Layer those colors, layer those textures and layer that paper! When I'm creating mixed media projects I love trying to create depth in my work and thinking of my project in layers really helps me to do that. To get started select some stamps to add both color and visual texture to your project. Select a stencil or two and grab your Hero Paste and some embossing powders with different finishes/textures. You can also add layers using paper and die cuts so choose some paper and dies that match your theme. Here is a look at the products I used on today's card:

Remember that you don't have to use the same supplies that I used. Take a look through your own stash and use what you already have to create your card. I started by making my background piece and you can see exactly how I did it by watching this video. After the background piece was dry I added extra texture using Hero Paste and the Delicate Petals Stencil. While my paste was still wet I sprinkled Gold Embossing Powder onto it and then heat set it.

For my next layer I grabbed my Decorative Woodgrain Vellum and heat embossed the new Chain Linked Fence Bold Prints stamp on it using Brass Embossing Powder. I tore the edges off this piece in order to add a little bit of roughness to it. 

I cut some seashells out of white cardstock and one small seahorse from Paradise cardstock. I used my Reactive Inks in a variety of colors (Creamsicle, Fruit Punch, Pool Party) to color my seashells. Then I splattered them with white and gold Glimmer Metallic Ink. I also added Sand Embossing Powder to some of them to add some great, gritty metallic looking textures to the shells. I added these to my card on top of the vellum. I used foam tape to pop it all up for some extra dimension. The final touch was adding the sentiment which I die cut from Pitch Black cardstock using Circle Infinity Dies

I added a few extra details to this card because those little details can just be so fun! If you look closely you'll see gold thread, posca pen detail, and some sequins and jewels.

Ok, you all, that is it for today! I hope you all might try making your own mixed card using a layering concept. If you do please comment below and let us know how it went for you.

Have an awesome day!

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CG873 Chain Linked Fence Bold Prints...
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CG838 Water Ripples Bold Prints |...
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SA070 Delicate Petals Stencil | Hero...
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CM508 Sending Love Mail | Hero Arts
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DI899 Seashells Fancy Dies (D) | Hero...
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DI629 Paper Layering Seahorses (C) |...
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DI199 Nesting Circle Infinity Dies...
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NK352 Hero Paste 4oz. | Hero Arts
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PW125 Sand Embossing Powder | Hero Arts
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PW115 Brass Embossing Powder | Hero Arts
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PW100 Gold Embossing Powder | Hero Arts
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PW122 White Detail Embossing Powder |...
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PS766 Decorative Woodgrain Vellum (8)...
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PS312 Hero Hues Premium Cardstock...
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PS323 Hero Hues Premium Cardstock...
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AF422 Creamsicle Reactive Ink | Hero...
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AF421 Fruit Punch Reactive Ink | Hero...
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AF426 Pool Party Reactive Ink | Hero...
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GM104 Rose Gold and White Glimmer...
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GM100 Gold & Pewter Glimmer Metallic...
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