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Butterfly Garden Mixed Media Card

Butterfly Garden Mixed Media Card
Butterfly Garden Mixed Media Card
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This Butterfly Garden Mixed Media Card has a lot of sparkling charm. Use a unique technique to add texture and embellishment to your flora and fauna paper pieces.

This card making idea is easy when following this tutorial and looking at the finished product. It's a beautiful handmade greeting card that can be used for many different occasions when a femininely floral card will make your recipient smile.

From the Designer: "​Nuvo embellishment mousse on a Gel Press Gel Plate and glitter markers combine to make this mixed media card easy and fun to make. Mixed media cards are not my specialty, but I sure had fun playing with the Nuvo products and making this card."

Estimated Cost$21-$30

Time to CompleteIn an evening

Primary TechniqueMixed Media

Project or Page SizeCard

Type of Paper UsedCardstock


Materials List

  • Bunched Bouquet Modern Buttonhole Stamp Set 1362e by Tonic Studios
  • Sunray Scallop Stencil 1481e by Tonic Studios
  • Royal Aubergine, Orange Blush, Pink Flambe, Citrus Green Embellishment Mousse by Nuvo
  • Leaf die from 1432e September Harvest Die Set by Tonic Studios
  • Tonic Studios and The Paper Studio Butterfly Punches
  • Blue glitter paper
  • Nuvo Light Mist Spray Bottle
  • Shimmering Pearl Glitter Embossing Powder by Nuvo
  • Green, Blue, Orange, and Purple Nuvo Glitter Markers
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive 200n
  • Tonic Tangerine Die Machine 147e
  • Gel Press Gel Plate
  • Mounting tape
  • Heat gun
  • Book page
  • Spatula
  • Brayer
  • Temporary tape


  1. Using a spatula, apply some Nuvo Orange Blush and Pink Flambe Embellishment Mousse onto a Gel Press Gel Printing Plate. Spritz the mousse with water and spread it over the gel plate with a brayer.

  2. Press an old page from a book into the glorious mess, pull it off and let it dry completely.

  3. Color various stamps from the Modern Buttonhole Stamp Set with green, blue and orange Nuvo glitter markers and stamp onto the card front.

  4. Mix blue glitter marker with water and spatter onto the card front.

  5. Tape down the Sunray Scallop stencil to the left side of the piece and apply Nuvo Royal Aubergine Embellishment Mousse through the stencil. Sprinkle Nuvo Shimmering Pearl Glitter Embossing Powder onto the mousse while it is still wet and in the stencil.

    Remove the stencil and clean immediately. Let the mousse dry completely, then heat set the embossing powder with a heat gun for a sparkly dimensional finish to the stenciled mousse. It is hard to show the sparkle of the glitter markers and the embossed mousse, but here is a close up picture for you to see:

  6. Die cut and emboss a leafy sprig from a sheet of cardstock covered with Citrus Green Nuvo Embellishment Mousse, then attach.

  7. Punch out three butterflies from blue glitter cardstock and attach.

  8. Attach the finished mixed media card front to a white A2 card base.

Even if you are a beginner at mixed media like me, the Nuvo products and Gel Press plate make mixed media easy and fun, and I encourage you to give them a try.

For more paper crafts like this, please visit my blog, Karen's Kreative Kards.

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What a great idea, I love the colors, too.

What a beautiful card! Love the background, texture and colors!!


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