Mixed Media Golden Birthday Card


Hi All and welcome back to Renee’s Corner. Today I have an easy Mixed Media project for you.

  • Type of project: Card making
  • Occasion: Birthday
  • Style: Mixed Media
  • Techniques used: Stencilling, colouring, embellishing 
  • Decoration: Ephemera embellishments
  • Main colour: Gold, brown, green
  • Medium used: Markers, Distress inks
  • Equipment used: Stencils, Paper cutter


Mixed Media…yikes!

Mixed Media Gold Birthday Card

 Stencil, distress ink, markers, ephemera embellishments…..coming together to make this week’s project. Mixed media is not usually my cup of tea but this week it is.

What is Mixed Media in card making?

Mixed Media components

Mixed media is the use of two or more types of media. It can also include stamps, textures and/or other elements like sequins, ribbons, metal trinkets to name a few.

For this card I used a mixture of distress ink, markers and chipboard embellishments for added dimension to the card.

What type of projects can you use with it?

Any type actually…but for this one I chose a birthday card which I made for my sister. We used to love taking lots of photographs of ourselves when we were younger. We still do but we focus more on family now.

Why choose Mixed Media for this project…?

I would say, the ephemeral embellishments set the tone for the design. When I saw them I just knew that I wanted to arrange the pieces as a partial frame to a head and shoulders and turn it into a mixed media project in some way.

Putting it all together

As I said before the ephemeral component decided the way forward. They are from the Stamperia line “Create Happiness Oh..la…la…”Collection. As I looked at them I saw gold……rose gold tones which decided the paper I chose…. a golden yellow with white polkadots. Next I picked the head and shoulder image I wanted to use. The image is by the artist ColoringRing….her hairstyle reminded me of one… my sister used, for grad years ago.

All the pieces together

For the next step, I coloured the image using spectrum noir markers. Then I drew a frame around her and used a wave stencil to add subtle wavy accents with ranger distress ink. I tried several different layouts with the ephemeral accents until I found what worked.

How did it turn out?

It turned out great I think…soft mellow tones alongside bolder ones! What do you think?

Thanks for stopping by. Hope you enjoyed this week’s card. We look forward to having you back here again at Renee’s Corner.