Sunday, December 04, 2016

Mixed Media Christmas Cards

Good morning everyone!!!
Today I am going to share with you a couple of mixed media Christmas cards that I created.
For the first one below I first adhered a piece of glittery mesh on the right side of the card front, then I  die cut a lattice panel and placed this over top of the mesh.  I added white liquid pearls to where the lattice crosses over each other.
A strip of white lace was added to the left side of the lattice frame.  I put together the greenery section next - layering different branches - some die cut and some from Christmas decoration picks that I found at Michael's.  I then die cut a white poinsettia, layering each size.  To the poinsettia I applied platinum crackle paste from Finnibair.  You can see in the closeup the texture the paste added to the poinsettia.  Added some green holly leaves and red berries for accent.

For the next card, I used some antique Christmas patterned paper which I cut different sized pieces with different patterns to create my paper collage background. I distressed and inked the edges of the paper pieces. The main background piece which covers the front of the base card - I tore a small section at the upper left, folded it down, added a small piece of lace under it and some embellishments.
I cut out a tag that was on one of the papers and using pop dots I added this to the left side of the card about 1 1/2" down from the top.  The main center piece was cut out from one of the papers and again I added it using pop dots.  For the decorative flower section, I die cut three poinsettias from one of the matching papers.  I placed a small wood decorative frame first then I placed my greenery with the poinsettias around the frame.  Also added a couple of small white flowers and a small metal key. I then added some sparkle using gold metal flakes from Finnibair.  A closeup is below.

And there you have it.
Until next time,  this is Donna wishing you a very, very
Merry Christmas
"Christmas Cheer Recipe:  Combine loads of good wishes, heartfuls of love and armfuls of hugs.  Sprinkle with laughter and garnish with mistletoe.  Top off with presents. Serves everyone."