Hello everyone! My name is Nadya Drozdova, I am mixed media style crafter from Estonia. I love to mix paints and papers adding some embellishments to my projects. You may find my other creations in my Instagram. I am so honored to be a Guest designer on Spellbinders blog. I prepared for you Mixed media card with small step-by-step tutorial.
To make background more complicated and interesting I used watercolor paper instead of cardstock and some sprays. I sprayed paper with water first, then added the lightest spray and in the end added the darkest one. Dried it with a heat tool.
Then I used Floral Reflections Cut and Emboss Folder by Spellbinders. To make my background brighter I used black cardstock as a bottom layer and distressed watercolor sheet`s edges with a black ink pad.
For my card I needed some additional elements and embellishments. I used Film capture die and Bloom cluster die. I stamped some flowers with archival ink using Peonies blossoms cling stamps and cut die-cuts from black cardstock.
To color my stamped images I used watercolors; to make the die cut branch more interesting I treated it with platinum embossing powder.
Then I started to build my composition. First I put Film die cut, I cut off an upper part of it. Next, I put branch and then I added some golden thread between stamped flowers. To make my card look more dimensional I foam mounted the biggest flower. Also, I put stick foam between black cardboard and colorful background. Finally, I added a quote sticker and a few adhesive crystals.
And here is my card, that was so fun to create. Often to make something nice we do not need plenty of materials, only a few nice dies and stamps. Embossing folders are a great tool to use to create interesting backgrounds without spending much time.
To see some techniques and other projects you may visit my YouTube channel.
Thank you so much for your attention! Hope you like my simple card and it could be a source of inspiration for you! Wish you happy crafting!