Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Mixed Media Mother's Day Card with SO MUCH Texture!

You guys, you guys, you guys, I'm doing so many happy dances over this card I'm about to show you. I. Absolutely. LOVE IT! 

Look at all that texture - isn't it so dreeeeammmy? Ok, I'm a little bit of a freak for texture and I found a really awesome combo that I WILL be using again (and again and again). 

How did this happy circumstance come about, you ask? I'm glad you asked. 

Take a look at this STUNNING inspiration image from the new The Card Concept challenge

There are so many ways to be inspired here. If you haven't played at The Card Concept yet, it is fab. The design team is made up of card artists who span from clean and simple to mixed media and everything in between! So no matter what style of cards YOU make, your designs will be ogled and admired!

Now let me show you how I made my card! 

I rubbed some Dina Wakely gesso onto a piece of kraft cardstock with my fingers and then stamped some grunge.

Next, I added a layer of Ranger texture paste through the STAMPlorations Dots All Over stencil. 

And over the top of that, I drizzled some Dusty Concord and Tattered Rose Distress Spray stains. 

I used a concentrated spritz of water over the top of my drizzle lines, and let it drip down the page. 

Over the top of that I added some FaberCastell Glass Bead Glitter Gel. And ohmygoodness guys! This is the first time I've used this glass bead glitter gel and I'm in <3 <3 <3! It's so sparkly and adds a GREAT texture. 

Over the top of my mess, I added some gauze ribbon that I pulled apart and then I added a vellum sentiment overlay (this sentiment is from the Verve Button Best stamp set. 

Definitely gaga over this one, so I'm not even sorry for the picture heavy post! 

I'm going to link up my design to these awesome challenges:
Craft Stamper Take It Make It - Anything Goes

Inky Chicks - Flowers (stamps or as embellishments)
Crafty Calendar - Mum's Day or Special Female
Creative Artiste - Anything Mixed Media

If you like it then make sure to put a PIN on it! 

Also, definitely go check out the magnificently pretty inspiration my fellow Card Concept teamies made! 


  1. Turned out great! Love the kraft! Hugs, Autumn

  2. Gorgeous and yummy...Lots of texture, beautiful colours and fabulous techniques. Thank you so much for sharing this beauty x

  3. Wow! Really A LOT OF textures! Seems that you have had so much fun with them! :) Thanks for sharing the step by step techniques!

  4. only you the master of mixed media can pull this off... Amazing!! Truly a work of art!!!

  5. Amazing texture!! Wow!! I love the layers!! So spectacular!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  6. Look at all that wonderful texture!!!! Gorgeous mixed media!!!!!

  7. Oh, WOW, Becca!!!! That is really some wonderful texture you've got there!!!!!! Love that focal cluster!!!! This is a wonderful little work of art - you should frame it!!!! Simply beautiful!!!!

  8. Marveling at your dimensional, textured, layered work of art here, Becca! A gorgeous translation of the inspiration photo infused with your special touches! I agree with Petra: frame this beauty!

  9. GASP!! Becca, this is GORGEOUS!! Love the grungy/shabby chic/oh so pretty embellies you piled on! WOW!!

  10. Drooling here Becca. This is one stunning creations with so much I love about it. So many amazing elements and they just look so great together. You really know how to pile on all the good stuff! Just wish I was your Mother so I would receive this beautiful card.

  11. This is a textural masterpiece!!

  12. Hi - WOW! this is stunning! Just love all the textures & techniques you have used. Beautiful colour combo too.
    Thanks for joining us over at Crafty Calendar this month. Hope to see you again - good luck!
    Bev (DT) x

    PS - this would be a great entry over at Creative Artiste

  13. This is really gorgeous, Becca! I love how much texture you've added to this pretty card! I love the colors and all your amazing details. It is SO pretty!
    Take Care!

  14. A stunning card. The textures and rich colours look amazing.
    Thank you for joining in with our March challenge "Anything Mixed Media Goes" at Creative Artiste Mixed Media and good luck x

  15. Wow, Becca! This card is just dripping with awesome! Love EVERY single little speck and splatter on this textural masterpiece.

  16. Oh my!! This is gorgeous! Love all of the stuff on it!! Yummy messy finger stuff! Makes me want to open some jars again... love it!

  17. Wow, this is perfect for our Rich Texture challenge! Love all of the mixed media goodness that you added and the vellum sentiment is perfect as well- thanks for inspiring us!!

  18. I am completely in love with your card Becca! I love the gorgeous textured layers you have created and the colours are just divine. Drool!

  19. Gorgeous card and design thank you so much for sharing with us at Inky Chicks this month Jane DT xx

  20. WOW! Gorgeous card ..... such a pretty colour combination and so much texture .... love it!! Thanks for playing along with the Craft Stamper challenge xx