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You are Amazing DIY Card

Make handmade cards for your friends all year long just to show you care.

By: Irit Shalom for
You are Amazing DIY Card
You are Amazing DIY Card
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In the Designer's Words: "This is a Mixed Media card made as an art page background with card huge stamped sentiment. Background made with stencils , Sizzix die cuts and Plaid paints, including Mixed media line and mists. The heart is Sizzix die cut and the sentiment is heat embossed (MFT stamp)."
Give the gift of a handmade card when you learn how to make this mixed media cutie. The You Are Amazing DIY Card uses paint, paper, and more to make a charming card for a friend. This everyday sentiment allows you to tell the people you love how truly special you think they are even when there is not a holiday around the bend. If you have a friend who is having a tough time or has a big life even like a new job to celebrate, consider learning how to make paper crafts like these to send along in the mail.

Estimated CostUnder $10

Time to CompleteUnder an hour

Primary TechniqueMixed Media

Project or Page SizeCard

Type of Paper UsedCardstock


Materials List

  • Cardstock- American Crafts
  • Stencil- Stampandous
  • Sizzix- Scribbles and Splat die set- Heart (660222)
  • Sizzix-Mixed Media die set-( 660220)
  • Plaid Lemon Yellow Mixed Media Acrylic soft gel paint opaque
  • Plaid- Green Light Mixed media Acrylic soft gel paint opaque
  • Plaid- Akizarin Crimson Mixed Media Acrylic soft gel paint - Transparent
  • Plaid- Bright pink Mixed media color spray
  • Plaid- Mod podge matte
  • Plaid- Gold acrylic paint


  1. Make basix black cardstock card (6 1/2*4 1/2''). Add some gold paint around the edges and let it dry.

  2. Use stencil and texture paste over 6 1/4*4 1*4'' piece of patterned paper and let it dry.

  3. Add paints over the stencil to cover the whole patterned paper piece.

  4. Die cut Sizzix Mixed media set pieces from white cardstock and glue them over the panel with Plaid Mod Podge glue. Add more paints and mists over the wet Mod Podge and play with paints and colors.

  5. Stamp the sentiment with VersaMark and heat emboss with black embossing powder. Cut the stamped sentiment to 3 1/2*1 1/2'' size and glue it over the card as shown.

  6. Die cut the Sizzix heart from the die set from black cardstock. Cover with VersaMark and heat emboss with black embossing powder. Glue the heart over the sentiment.

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