Demystifying Mixed Media


Hello friends, I'm back again with a stunning fun-filled card to share with you. Tania Ahmed was the instructor for this class, and she shared with us so many valuable tips and techniques. One of the methods that I applied to this card was mixing my shimmer spray ink with embossing paste to create a bold texture plus sprinkling translucent pearl embossing powder on top for a magical theme. Tania's project inspiration was true to its word INSPIRATIONAL! 

There was not much planning for this card, but just full of fun play, Altenew products seem to go well together as the name suggests, from Enchanted Gold Wax Beads to Enchanted Gold Metallic Thread. This Christmas colour scheme that I've chosen is beyond the traditional, yet I love every step of my happy experimental card. I have to say my new top 3 favourites from Altenew are their Translucent Pearl Powder, Shimmer Ink Spray and Wax Seal Stamp.


  1. On a 4" x 5 1/4" watercolour paper, spray Sunkissed, Coral Berry and Orange Cream shimmer spray. Use a rubber brayer to spread the ink out vertically.
  2. Create your background text stamp by sticking many Christmas sentiments inline together on an acrylic block and stamp it with Jet Black crisp ink. Heat set to dry.
  3. Mix Coral Berry ink spray with white embossing paste, have variations from light to dark shades of embossing paste. Secure your stencil on your front panel with washi tape then using a palette knife apply your paste. Remove your stencil and sprinkle your embossing powder on top of your paste. Heat set your embossing powder.
  4. Wrap the metallic thread around your front panel and hold it in place with tape runner from behind. Melt your seal beads (3-4) pour it directly on and stamp it with Blooming Bud wax seal stamp.
  5. Repeat step one, use that with white and black glitter cardstock for the butterfly die cuts and sentiment. Layer the butterflies and also bend the wings for more dimension. Add a Swarovski crystal on each butterfly for the head, adhere the butterflies and sentiment onto the card front.
  6. For embellishment add a few sequins in odd numbers and going diagonally across.
  7. Mount the card front onto the card base with foam tape.


Tips: Make sure the ink from step 2 is dry before applying your paste on top. Sticking foam tape behind your card front would help straighten it out incase it warped during all the process. Similar sentiments of the same size, when grouped, can become a background stamp.

Altenew Products: Mix & Match Mariposa Die, Sequins (Satin White, Antique gold), Embossing Paste, Translucent Pearl Embossing Powder, Enchanted Gold Mettalic Thread, Acrylic Block, Leaf Bed Stencil, Jet Black Crisp Ink, Enchanted Gold Wax Seal Beads, Blooming Bud Wax Seal Stamp, Mini Blossom Die Cutting Machine

Other Products: Watercolour Paper, Heat Tool, Brayer, Tape Runner, Foam Tape, Glossy Accents, Glitter Cardstock (Black, White), Pallete Knife, Swarovski Crystals.

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  1. This is brilliant, Teresa!! I love the process photos and explanation of the process. The colours look gorgeous too. Tania is an awesome teacher, this was an amazing class and it gets your creative juices flowing!
    Thank you for entering your work to the AECP assignment gallery.

  2. Wow, gorgeous card! I love that pink and sherbet together! Wasn't this such a fun class? Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday. Karen

  3. Most beautiful designed creation, the colours are stunning, love your LOTS OF LAYERS design. Many thanks for joining us in our current challenge at The Sisterhood Of Crafters Challenge.. good luck with your lovely entry.[aNNie design team member for The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenges{My Blog}

  4. WOW, this is stunning ,what a great make, love all the colours you have picked for it, thanks for joining in with me over on Fezziwigs, Hazel xx

  5. WOW ... just BEAUTIFUL! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Sisterhood of Crafters challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

    Please stop in for a visit!

  6. A lovely card. Thank you for sharing with us at craft challenge. Marlene DT

  7. What a beautiful mixed media project, I LOVE all that texture! Thanks so much for sharing them with us over at CRAFT Challenge this week!

  8. What an amazing mixed media project. I love all the texture you've achieved. Thanks so much for sharing them with us over at CRAFT Challenge this week!

  9. Your card is beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Craft Rocket Challenges.

    groetjes, Ellen


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