How to Make a Mixed Media Card With Handmade China Asters

Step by step tutorial on how to create a Valentine's Shabby Chic mixed media card using different dies from Our Daily Bread Designs and multiple ink spray from Ranger.

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How to Make a Mixed Media Card With Handmade China Asters
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To create the background:  1. Die cut a pierced matting layer using ODBD's Flourished Star Pattern.

To create the background: 1. Die cut a pierced matting layer using ODBD's Flourished Star Pattern.

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2. Use a stencil to add embossing paste. I mixed a drop of Distress re-inker in Spun Sugar to a bit of Dreamweaver Pearlescent paste.

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3. Cut pieces of drywall tape (from the hardware store) roughly and adhere to the card as desired.

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5. Add a piece of patterned paper and a die cut border from ODBD's Beautiful Borders across the center of the layer.

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To make these flowers: Check out the video tutorial - https://youtu.be/nXjGpJSFFf4

To make these flowers: Check out the video tutorial - youtu.be/nXjGpJSFFf4

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2. Using a round nose plier roll each petal inwards very lightly so you don't rip the cardstock.

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3. Glue the different flowers' layers one on top of the other using Tacky glue. Remember to use at least three of each size.

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4. Color each flower with Distress Ink sprays and Perfect Pearls Mists. I used soft colors like Spun Sugar, Peeled Paint and Biscotti. Re-spray if needed. I applied more color to the center.

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5. Next, apply heat using a heat tool to help the flowers curl inwards and dry them also.

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6. Embellish flowers with pearls. For more projects and tutorials please visit http://gracielliedesign.blogspot.com

6. Embellish flowers with pearls. For more projects and tutorials please visit gracielliedesign.blogspot.com

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