How-to Video: Mixed Media Cards (ft. Build-A-Flower: Cattleya) by May Sukyong Park

by May Sukyong Park

Hi, Altenew fans! It’s May here from Mayholic Design. Today I have a set of fun mixed media cards to share with you all featuring the beautiful Build-A-Flower: Cattleya.

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My inspiration came from the card that I created to celebrate the January 2019 Stamp/Die Release.

I love everything about this card. The embossed stencil background, black ink splatters, color layered floral die-cut, gold script word die-cut, and the black sentiment banner! I seriously can't get enough of this cardmaking formula. I started by mixing some Texture Paste and Glimmer Paste and applying them over the Square Weave Pattern Stencil to partial areas of an A2 size 110 lb white cardstock. Then I let my panel air dry for about 10-15 minutes.

Next, I mounted my panel on an A2 size top-folding white card base using double-sided tape.

To add interest on my background, I added some splatters randomly over my panel using Altenew Ink Sprays: Antique Gold Metallic Ink Spray and Jet Black Ink Spray.

After that, I stamped my flowers and leaves from the Build-A-Flower: Cattleya Stamp Set using Altenew Crisp Dye Ink Pads on a piece of white cardstock. Here is the list of ink colors I used for stamping:

  • Flowers: Rose Quartz, Puffy Heart, Purple Wine
  • Leaves: Bamboo, Parrot, Moss

I die cut my image using the Build-A-Flower: Cattleya Die Set and my die cutting machine. Then I mounted my die-cut flower spray on the card front using 3M foam tape to give some dimension.

After that, I die cut “congrats” 5 times out of Jet Black Cardstock from the Signature Words Die Set using my Mini Blossom Die Cutting Machine. Then I adhered my die-cuts together using a glue pen to achieve a chipboard effect.

I heat embossed the sentiment from the Build-A-Flower: Hyacinth Stamp Set using some Pure White Embossing Powder on a piece of black cardstock.

After cutting out my sentiment into a banner using a craft knife and ruler, I mounted the sentiment banner and die cut congrats on the card front using 3M foam tape to finish off my card.

While all of my supplies were out, I made one more card using the same design, but with a different color combo. This time I used the Deco Wallpaper Stencil to create the embossed background.

Here is the list of ink colors I used on my second card:

  • Flowers: Buttercream, Warm Sunshine, Caramel Toffee
  • Leaves: Frayed Leaf, Forest Glades, Evergreen

Here are a couple of tips on how to fix your mistake on the heat-embossed sentiment on the black cardstock. Just use a white gel pen to go over the white-embossed areas to connect the lines and fill in the missing parts.

For the melted white stray powder, you can simply cover it using a black pen.

Don't you just love all the texture and shimmer on the background? I hope you love my cards.

I made a video tutorial to show you how to create my card from start to finish. You can watch it above or in HD on YouTube.

That is it for today. Thank you so much for stopping by. Happy crafting!


Build-A-Flower: Cattleya
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Square Weave Pattern Stencil
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Antique Gold Metallic Ink Spray
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Rose Quartz Crisp Dye Ink
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Puffy Heart Crisp Dye Ink
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Purple Wine Crisp Dye Ink
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Bamboo Crisp Dye Ink
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Parrot Crisp Dye Ink
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Moss Crisp Dye Ink
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Jet Black Cardstock (25 sheets/set)
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Signature Words Die Set
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Mini Blossom Die Cutting Machine
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Build-A-Flower: Hyacinth
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Pure White Crisp Embossing Powder
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Deco Wallpaper Stencil
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Buttercream Crisp Dye Ink
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Warm Sunshine Crisp Dye Ink
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Caramel Toffee Crisp Dye Ink
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Frayed Leaf Crisp Dye Ink
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Forest Glades Crisp Dye Ink
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Evergreen Crisp Dye Ink
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LauraJane March 9, 2019 - 23:39

Beautiful mixed media cards May! Your backgrounds look so crisp, it must be tip of going slowly when applying the paste over the stencil. TFS!

Kathy Lythgoe March 23, 2019 - 14:52

Lovely! You make the layering on this stamp look easy as it is a tricky one.

becky eberts March 23, 2019 - 17:46

I appreciate the tutorial.It really helps me to get excited to make more paper crafts.


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