Sending Love with Sara Girl

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Hi friends! I am a big fan of adding details to my cards wherever I can get away with it, which is why mixed media is so much fun! Today I want to share a mixed media style card using the new Sara Girl stamp and die, Sweet Cherry Blossom die set, Paper Splatter watercolor in Kiwi Lime, mini pouncers, and Polka Dot Scarf stencil. Also included will be the existing Coffee Understands Me Again stamp set. 

I stamped Sara Girl using permanent black ink and, for her top and necklace, teal ink. I did this by covering the area I didn't want to ink up with post it notes and then removed the post it notes when I was ready to stamp the image. Any lines that were missed by this stamping technique were filled in using a black micro pen. 

Next, I colored her face and hair using my alcohol markers. I added red marker to her lips and then used Paper Splatter watercolor in Kiwi Lime for the butterfly. Then I die cut her and set her aside for later. 

I fell in love with the scribbly heart from Swanky Friendship stamp, so I created a background by stamping the heart several times using a shade of teal ink onto a piece of white cardstock. Next, I applied the Polka Dot Scarf stencil over the hearts using Liquid Splatter watercolor in Gold. I trimmed the panel down and placed it over a 5.5x4.25 black card base. The two design elements work because one is large and bold, and the other is small and soft in color! 

I wanted Sara Girl to be surrounded by flowers, so I die cut several from Sweet Cherry Blossoms and then applied teal and Kiwi Lime watercolor onto the flowers and leaves. I staged Sara Girl over the background card panel along with the flowers and leaves, and then adhered everything once I was satisfied with placement. I finished with the Love sentiment die cut in black, and gold wax over the flowers. Her lips and necklace had glossy accents to add a bit of shine. I added a few pearl sequins so that it looks like the butterfly is connected to the Love sentiment! 

Mixed media cards are most successful when you limit the color palette and use a variety of mediums and shapes to add interest! Be creative with using elements like text, abstract stencils, and various geometrical shapes. Then use elements like PFS pastes, liquid splatter watercolors, and embossing powder to add texture and shine! 

I'm so glad you joined me today! To find the products that I've used for my card, simply hover over the item and then click on it. You will be taken to the Picket Fence Studios shop! 

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