Design gorgeous layered cards that highlight your artistic flair! Follow along as designer Shari Carroll shows you techniques that add intriguing depth and visual appeal to your projects. Learn how to layer color for unique inked backgrounds and transform patterned paper into custom backdrops. Then, create texture with gel mediums and discover tips for achieving a shabby-chic look. Expand your creativity with embossing, crackle paste and a pattern transfer technique for beautifying chipboard. Move on to making simple materials sing with cute and vintage DIY embellishments, and be ahead of the trend with Shari's techniques for shaker cards and incredible “floating” cutouts! Lastly, discover Shari's tips for finishing touches that will tie your mixed media cards together — and get ready to take these techniques to art journals, home decor and more!