How-to Video: Floral Mixed-Media Cards with May Park (feat. Delicate Clusters Stamp Set)

by May Sukyong Park

Hi, Altenew fans! It’s May Sukyong Park here from Mayholic Design. Today I have a set of fun mixed-media cards to share with you all featuring the Delicate Clusters Stamp & Die Bundle and other supplies from Altenew.

Video Tutorial

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

This video includes:

  • Techniques: color layering, die cutting, stenciling, splattering
  • How to choose a color combination for stamping multi-layer images
  • Why I choose a specific supply – stamp set, stencil, paper, and so on
  • How I decide my card design and change it along the way
  • A trick on how to achieve color layered images that align with dies perfectly
  • A tip on how to mass produce cards
  • How to add splatters on the background with ink sprays
  • How to store/use sentiment leftovers
  • Introduction to my new favorite black ink: Altenew Obsidian Pigment Ink
  • My craft desk after my project is done – I hope you can relate to my messy desk.
  • And more!

Mixed Media Card Ideas

My inspiration came from these mixed media cards that I created a few months ago, using one of my favorite cardmaking formulas: stenciled background using embossing paste, ink splatters on the background, color layered image die cuts as a focal point, script word die-cut, gold accent, and black sentiment banner!

If you want more details about a particular card, just click on the link below to go to the original post.

Mixed Media Card Ideas

You can make your card easier by leaving your background clean without splatters or using washi tape design elements instead of stamping color layered images.

If you want more details about a particular card, just click on the link below to go to the original post.

I started by mixing some Altenew Embossing Paste and glitter paste and applying the paste over the Broken Chevrons Stencil onto the entire panel of an A2-sized 140 LB watercolor paper. I left some areas toward the edges as a breathing room.

To add interest on my background, I added some splatters randomly over my panel using Altenew Ink Sprays: Jet Black Ink Spray and Frosty Pink. Then I let my panel air dry for about 10-15 minutes.

Then I die cut the images from the Delicate Clusters Die Set and stamped my flowers and stems from the Delicate Clusters Stamp Set using Altenew Crisp Dye Ink Pads on the die-cut pieces.

Here is the list of ink colors I used for stamping:

After mounting my die-cuts on the card front using 3M foam tape, I attached my sentiment banner on top of the middle part of my stems. The sentiment from the Floral Garden Stamp Set was stamped with Embossing Ink on a piece of black cardstock and heat embossed using Pure White Crisp Embossing Powder.

I created another card using the same design. This time I used the Sunburst Stencil for my background and I used the following ink colors for my images.

I added some tiny white pearls on the center of each flower. Adding an embellishment is an easy way to add some interest on your card. If you don’t have small sized pearls, you can add dots using a white gel pen.

I used the sentiment from the Crafty Life Stamp Set for my second card. I don't have photos, but I stamped the additional sentiments inside my card using the Beautiful Inside Stamp Set and on the back of the card using my favorite Crafty Life Stamp Set. By the way, I used the new Altenew Obsidian Pigment Ink for stamping my sentiments which is perfect for stamping extremely fine and detailed sentiments and images. The rich black color dries quickly and does not fade. It’s also waterproof and works beautifully with watercolor and other water-based mediums.

That is it for today. Don’t forget to watch my video tutorial to learn how to create mixed media cards using the stenciling technique. You’ll also see a peek at my craft room at the end of the video. ?

I hope today's post was inspiring or informative for you guys. If you have any questions, just write them below and I would be happy to answer them for you. Thank you so much for stopping by. Happy crafting!

~SUPPLY LIST~

Delicate Clusters Stamp Set
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Delicate Clusters Die Set
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Delicate Clusters Stamp & Die Bundle
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Broken Chevrons Stencil
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Embossing Paste
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Obsidian Pigment Ink
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Jet Black Ink Spray
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Frosty Pink Metallic Shimmer Ink Spray
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Pink Pearl Crisp Dye Ink
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Coral Bliss Crisp Dye Ink
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Heart Beat Crisp Dye Ink
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Vineyard Berry Crisp Dye Ink
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Evening Gray Crisp Dye Ink
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Moon Rock Crisp Dye Ink
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Lava Rock Crisp Dye Ink
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New Day Card Kit
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Embossing Ink
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Pure White Crisp Embossing Powder
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Sunburst Stencil
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Citrus Burst Crisp Dye Ink
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Fresh Lemon Crisp Dye Ink
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Honey Drizzle Crisp Dye Ink
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Paper Bag Crisp Dye Ink
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Crafty Life Stamp Set
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Beautiful Inside Stamp Set
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8 comments

barbara lassiter May 28, 2019 - 09:50

Thank you May! These cards are so gorgeous and beautifully created.This was both inspiring and informative and I love this mixed media formula for creating a card! I’m writing the steps in my how-to journal for future reference. :)

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Dee-Dee Riggs May 28, 2019 - 10:36

Such a great descriptive narrative—and a video. I think I will run off a copy of it and add it to my collection of creative info/pamphlets. Your cards are so beautiful. Thanks for sharing your talent.

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Maureen Reiss May 28, 2019 - 16:19

These are all sooooo Beautiful!!!

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Patricia Wilson May 28, 2019 - 17:07

Your cards were so pretty. Loved the little flowers and the backgrounds that you did. Thanks for sharing with us!

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Helen May 28, 2019 - 21:26

Thanks for sharing these fabulous cards and ever so helpful video, May. I learned so much watching your creative process.

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Pam May 29, 2019 - 00:10

Love the cards. Thanks for the tips. PS Love the pineapple :)

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JanisSpear May 29, 2019 - 13:42

WOW! Those cards are absolutely gorgeous. I really love the tiny pearls in the middle of each flower – what a special detail. Your cards are magical. Thank you for sharing that technique – I know I am going to use the formula a lot. <3

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Patt H. June 2, 2019 - 21:21

Beautiful cards! Thanks for all the awesome tips! I have learned so much from you!

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