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Margie Higuchi

Dimensional Mixed Media Background All Occasion Card Tutorial

Hello! Today I am sharing an all occasion card with a little bit of mixed media This is something easy to do – all you need is modeling paste. I will show you two different techniques for an easy and fast background!

Dimensional Mixed Media Background All Occasion Card Tutorial by Margie Higuchi

With a palette knife (or even a plastic toothless knife/spoon would do), scoop out about 1/2 Tablespoon of modeling paste. Add color, I used about 1/4 teaspoon of Pigment Powder – Pink on top of the paste. Fold in until you get the desired color (you can add more powder if you wish).

Grab a piece of 3.875 x 5.0″ green cardstock cut from Matting Basics B die set  and a favorite stencil. Let the fun begin! Start spreading the tinted paste with the back of your palette knife and cover the entire surface.

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Let dry – I used sunlight by the window but you can use a heating tool. Be careful not to bubble the paste. Once dried – a second background technique. I lightly rub more Pigment Powder on top of the stenciled design for a subtle shimmery effect (see the first two rows of leaves).

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I folded in half a piece of 8.5 x 5.5″ patterned paper for a card base and cut a 4.0 x 5.25″ piece of gold mirror cardstock as a mat. Adhered the mat with E-Z Runner® Grand Refillable Dispenser and for the stenciled panel, Crafty Foam Tape – White for more dimension.

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For the finishing touch add the butterfly die cut (in gold mirror cardstock) with a Dodz Adhesive Dots Medium and place a pink pearl in its center. Here is another look at the card…it’s hard to capture the shimmer on camera but it’s there!

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Dimensional Mixed Media Background All Occasion Card Tutorial by Margie Higuchi

Hope you enjoyed this tutorial! Don’t be afraid to add a little mixed media in your next project 🙂

Thanks for stopping by!
Margie Higuchi

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®: E-Z Runner® Grand Refillable Dispenser, Crafty Foam Tape – White, and Dodz™ Medium
Pigment Powder
Patterned Paper: Carta Bella
Green Cardstock Cardstock: Core’dinations ColorCore Cardstock®
Gold Mirror Cardstock: WorldWin Papers
Stencil, Palette Knife and Modeling Paste/Whipped Spackle: Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft®
Dies and Machine: Spellbinders® Paper Arts (Fanciful Flight – Butterfly and Matting Basics B) and Spellbinders® Platinum™ Die Cutting and Embossing Machine
Pink Pearl: Want2Scrap©

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