Mixed Media Cards

Hi everyone, it’s Cheryl with you today and I’m sharing two mixed media cards. I created the backgrounds using the Gel Printing Plate, alcohol inks, and acrylic paints.

For the first card, which is predominately pink, I used all of the above. You will see a glittery background because I used Golden Age Alcohol Inks, which have glitter through them.

Using the Couture Creations Copper Glitter Card, I created a frame using the Modern Essentials Nesting Bracket Frames. (If you don’t have this set, any nesting dies should do the same thing.) I used the frame for this first card, and kept the inside part for the second.

Before gluing the frame down onto my background, using washi tape, I masked off the area around where the frame would go. (See above.) Then I stamped the top part (only) of the Homely Florals Graceful Protea Stamp, so it appeared to be hanging down from the frame.

Once that was done, I added the frame to the topper, then arranged ephemera from the Homely Florals Die Cut Ephemera set. That was card number one done.


For card two, I used acrylic paints for the background. The flower pattern you can see was made with a pastry rolling pin that has daisies all over it. I picked that up for a few dollars at the cooking section of a department store years ago. It makes great backgrounds on the gel printing plate, as you can see.

I then took the leftover inside piece from the Modern Essentials Nesting Bracket Frames and lifted it up with  Adhesive Foam Rectangles and adhered that to the base. I then added some Homely Florals Ephemera, lifting the front two flowers.

Lastly I added a greeting at the top. It is from the same Ephemera pack.


I have listed all the items that I used to create the two cards.

Complete List of Products Used:


C0728452 – Gel Printing Plate 5×7”

CO727164 – Brayer Roller

CO728658 – Homely Florals Die Cut Ephemera

C0728655 – Graceful Protea Stamp and Colour Acrylic Stamp Set (4pcs)

C0727172 – Glitter Card – Copper

CO728484 – Alcohol Ink Golden Age, Gold

CO728497 – Alcohol Ink Golden Age, Baby Blue

CO727373 -Alcohol Ink Pearl, Bubble Gum

CO726325 – Couture Creations Quick Dry Adhesive

C0728287 – Adhesive Foam Rectangles

CO727381 – Precision Stamp Press (140 x 200mm)

CO727860 – Glass Mat for Mixed Media – 395 x 298mm (15.5 x 11.7in) – palette and working area

C0726343 – Couture Creations Mini Guillotine


Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed my creations!