Mixed Media Fall Project life cards

Hi Carrie here to share with you today a couple of Mixed Media project life cards that I created.  These are for a card swap that I am in for September over at ProjectLifeCardSwaps.com

I love the look of Mixed media Art projects.  I do not create a lot of MM on a regular basis due to the mess and time involved in creating such cards.  I am really happy with the results of this project and I hope my fellow swappers like them just as much.

I used this beautiful fall paper by Bazzill Basics for this project.  I really like this pad of 6x6 paper because it is double sided so you get lots of options. 

To create the background on my cards I tore strip of paper from several different patterns, I inked all the edges in Ground Espresso Distress ink   and using my Tombow liquid adhesive I glued the pieces, layered on top of each other onto a 4x6" sheet of Kraft cardstock. 
Once all my edges were sealed to the cardstock I cut the 4x6 in half leaving me with 2 - 3x4 layered cards.  I then edged the cards with Liquid Leaf paint in Renaissance Gold.  I just wanted to add a touch of something special to my cards and this Liquid Leaf was just the ticket.

Next I created my cute little pumpkin. 
To create the pumpkin, I punched three 1 1/2" circles in two different patterns and the stem from corrugated paper.  I inked all the edges then layered them together.  
To created the bird for my other card I used a CTMH stamp and stamped it onto Kraft cardstock then fussy cut around the image. I fussy cut the wing from a different patterned paper and attached it using a 3D foam square. This added some dimension to my bird. 
 Here is a close up look at both finished cards.  I added a burlap square behind the pumpkin and a brass paperclip with hanging tag to both cards.

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope this post inspires you to get a little messy and try something new. 
Happy Fall Y'all 


  1. These are so cool! I love all the layers and inking. I had not thought of using that bird for Fall projects. I will be inking him up soon! Thanks for the inspiration.

    1. Thanks Lynn, I am a new follower of your blog, I am excited to see what you come up with too.