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How to Create a Mixed Media Valentine

Posted on January 28 2021

Creating a mixed media valentine does not mean you have to start with the color pink.  I think the most important part is choosing the correct sentiment and make sure you include at least one heart. And if that heart happens to be made out of Rinea Foiled Paper, all the better!

I have a large stash of mixed media backgrounds that I love to sort through when I make cards. This time I chose one that I had created on watercolor paper using Ken Oliver's Color Bursts.  I trimmed it to 4"x 5.25".

I used a stamping platform and permanent black ink to add a silhouette image and a sentiment.  (I frequently choose silhouette stamps on mixed media backgrounds because the lack of detail frees you up to enjoy the composition and the background.)  In the original image, the  young lady's kite is actually a star.

 

I covered it with a heart that was die cut from Gold Starstruck Foiled Paper.

I added a cascade of tiny gold stamped hearts from the balloon to the bottom of the card.  I accented them with tiny hearts that I had die cut from Gold/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper.

I inked the edges with the metallic gold ink and added a gold metallic mat before mounting it on a black cardstock base.

Supplies:
Stamps - Jenni Bowlin, BoBunny
Dies - Sizzix, Concord & 9th
Ken Oliver - Color Bursts
Watercolor Paper, cardstock
Inks - black, gold