How To Make a Mixed Media Big Bloom Card

Posted by Kim Dellow
Learn how to make a mixed media-inspired card with a big flower accent! Perfect for a birthday, Mother's Day, or Valentine's Day.

Hi, it’s Kim Dellow here and today I have some card inspiration using the Papermania papers and embellishments. There is a bit of mixed media thrown in for good measure on this one, so enjoy!

Here Is What You Will Need:

  • Papermania Wild Rose 12" x 12" Paper Pack
  • Papermania Wild Rose Big Bloomers Paper Flowers
  • Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Rose Madder
  • Liquitex Gesso, 8oz
  • Lawn Fawn - Lawn Cuts - Cole's ABCs Dies
  • Prima Marketing Inc Wheat Jute Trim
  • Canvas heart Bare Basics from Papermania
  • Kraft card blank
  • Stick It! Double-Sided 3D Foam Dots 152/Pkg
  • Buttons

Let's Make A Card

Start by trimming down a piece of the Papermania paper to fit the card front. You want to leave a little border so that we can see the Kraft card underneath.

Trim a strip of paper from the same collection to sit across the front of the card. Choose a piece that complements the background piece but also is notably different so you get a good contrast.

Next is the messy bit! Place some Gesso in your hand then scrunch up the canvas heart shape into the Gesso in your hand. You don’t want the whole heart covered but you want enough coverage that when the heart dries, it will stiffen slightly and keep the crinkle shapes scrunched into it. Unfold it to dry but don’t smooth out any of the creases.

Once the heart is dry, swipe the Rose Madder ink pad over it to add color to the creases and the edges. Also swipe the ink pad over the flowers and the edges of the paper.

Stick the bloom together and add threaded beads to the center then layer the papers on the card front with glue and 3D foam and add the heart and the bloom. Finish the card with the word ‘Love’ cut from kraft card with the Lawn Fawn Cole’s ABC dies.

This is a great all-purpose card for a loved one. It can be a birthday card, a Mother’s day card or even a Valentine’s day card.

Thanks for popping in.

Kim Dellow