Birthday Card, Handmade Card, Paper Play

Paper Play 23

Hello. Last week I sent off a belated birthday card to my youngest aunt.


  • burlap collaged onto white cardstock and painted over with gesso

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  • scored cardstock in a brick pattern, colored with Distress Oxide Aged Mahogany & hand ripped
  • Tim Holtz Woodgrain stencil with Ranger Ink Texture Paste colored in Gathered Twigs
  • sentiment = Momenta wood-mounted stamp

3-D Parts


  • all flowers stamped in Distress Oxides Aged Mahogany, Peeled Paint, & Wilted Violet (This color palette was inspired by Pinterest.)
  • flowers from Stampendous Agapanthus Thanks & Stampin Up Petite Petals
  • fussy cut out


  • stamped in Versamark
  • embossed in Stampin Up gold
  • fussy cut out

Each flower and butterfly were mounted with either foam tape or a foam circle.

This card ended up weighing a little over an ounce so I had to put two stamps on its envelope. My aunt texted me once she had checked her mail and told me she loved it.

I actually had a written plan for this card’s layout and did forget to do a few things, but overall, I’m very happy with it. I’m working towards creating this kind of mixed media aesthetic; it’s my dream to have that kind of output. I still have a ways to go as I’d like to mix in metals and more textures into my work.

GTG. Time for class soon. Have a good Hump Day. TTYS.

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