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Mixed Media Birthday Card

This card has been picked as a DT Favourite @Crafty Girlz Challenges!

Hello Bloggers,

My mixed media experiment today :)

The background is created by gesso-glueing some kitchen foil scraps onto cardstock, and watercoloring the whole thing. I was surprised it actually held together :)

I used some Creall Do&Dry modelling material and Mod Podge molds to create the butterfly and the decorative square element above the sentiment. Originally, they recommend hot glue with the molds, but having tried both, I was a lot happier with the results I got with the modelling paste.

The sentiment is stamped and heat embossed.

The MD die-cut frame is gilded with DecoArt Metallic Lustre, it makes the embossing on the frame a bit more prominent.

The flowers are all handmade. Composed of Joy!Crafts 6002/0158 Floral Flourishes Bloem 3 and Joy! Crafts Vintage Flourishes 6003/0066 Flower 5 Leaf petals.
Completed with pearls, tiny pompoms and other random stuff on it :)

  • Creall Do&Dry Lightweight modelling material. Air-drying.
  • Mod Podge Mod Molds
  • DecoArt Metallic Lustre - Champagne Ice
  • Joy!Crafts 6002/0158 Floral Flourishes Bloem 3
  • Joy! Crafts Vintage Flourishes 6003/0066 Flower 5 Leaf
  • My Favorite Things Die-namics Layered Leaves (MFT-399)
  • Cheery Lynn Designs  DL278 Horizon Fishtail Banners
  • Precious Marieke - PM10060 - Flowery - Flowery Branch 
  • Marianne Design LR0268 Creatables Dies - Eline's Cupboard and Frame
  • Marianne Design Craftable Cr1253 Ivy corner
  1. Cardz 4 Galz: Challenge # 47 Add Some Texture + DT CALL
  2. Scr@p-Cards Challenge-Blog: Scr@p-Cards Challenge #96
  3. Crafty Calendar Challenge : May Challenge - 'Flowers'
  4. Scrap and Craft: Scrap and Craft Inspiration Challenge #3 Hand Made Flowers
  5. Moving Along With The Times: 45. Butterflies
  6. Double D Challenges: Flowers GALORE . . .
  7. Fab 'n' Funky Challenges: Challenge #351 - backgrounds - use a background stamp or create a background
  8. Crafty Gals Corner: Challenge #123 ~ Add Flowers
  9. Brown Sugar Challenge Blog: Challenge #250 - Embossing (the frame - die embossing, the sentiment - heat embossing)
  10. Crafty Girlz Challenges: May Challenge - Just for Fun
Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Hi Lena! Lovely card with gorgeous details and textures!
    Mar :)

  2. Hoi Lena
    What een very nice card with a beautiful backdrop
    Also de handmade flowers !
    Thank you for you participation on the Scr@p-cards challenge
    Greetings DT Martine en SCC team

  3. Wow, what a fascinating technique, lovely card for our challenge at MAWTT, xxx

  4. Amazing technique and the final result is simply stunning Lena!
    Thanks for participating in our Scr@pCardsChallenge "make your own background"".

    xx Irene - DT

  5. WOW! What a beautiful work of art Lena! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Flowers Galore’ challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop in for a visit!

  6. so many details,lovely textures, bright flowers, a great mixed media card lena
    Thanks for joining us at Brown Sugar Challenge Blog.
    Shylaa DT

  7. Wow I just love all these colours such a great make - I love it! thank you for playing along in our butterfly challenge at MAWTT hugs Judith xx

  8. Hoi Lena
    Prachtig is je kaart waar zoveel op te zien is met die mooie bloemen en embellishments.
    Bedankt voor je deelname bij het Scr@p-Cards challengeblog.
    Lieve groetjes, Danoesja

  9. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Cardz 4 Galz, good luck!!! Amy DT

  10. Such beautiful colours, what a fabulous technique and texture, thank you for sharing this wonderful card with us at Cardz 4 Galz, hope to see you again next time.
    Hugs Babs DT x

  11. Beautiful!! Thank you for joining us at Fab'n'Funky :)

  12. Lovely. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Calendar and we hope to see you again soon. Hugs, Gale DT


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