Sunday, July 26, 2015

Believe Mixed Media Christmas Card


This mixed media card is one of three cards I am teaching in August to my students in my home class. I started with two pieces of watercolor paper, sprinkled on Ostwalt Blue and Purple Brushos and Violet Color Burst and spritzed with Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Spray. IRL the background is very sparkly. On the smaller piece (after it dried) I applied Gold Metallic Creative Media from Imagine Crafts through a poinsettia brass stencil from Dreamweaver and let it dry. On the larger piece, I stamped a Hero Arts Merry Music background stamp randomly. Then I put some Rose 3D stamp paint from Viva on my craft mat and created circles with that and various sizes of bottle caps and covers. I mixed black distress ink from Ranger with Heidi Swapp gold spray on my kraft mat, picked it up and spattered it on the background with an old small paint brush. I attached the smaller panel to the larger one, and added a "believe" die cut from Tim Holtz for Sizzix and some pearls.

I am entering this card in the Sparkle and Shine challenge at Simon Says Stamp and the Anything Goes challenges at Brown Sugar and Crafting with Friends.

11 comments:

Glittered Paws said...

Beautiful - I signed up to follow you - we were on the DP DT a while back together. Love your cards.

Cindy Groh said...

Very pretty Karen.

Beverly G said...

Wow, this stunning. Guess I need brusho's and color bursts. LOL

Jazzy JEC said...

So beautiful!

Craftychris said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! Love the background and the fabulous embossing - wonderful card! xxx

Maxine D said...

Oooh Karen this is fabulous - love the background, and the metallic stenciling is the perfect feature.
Blessings
Maxine

Verna Angerhofer said...

Beautiful card and love the colors.

Linda Vich said...

This is lovely!

Shawna Standish said...

The colors on the card is what struck me the most!! I love the sentiment and poinsetta panel that is layered with this amazing texture... The pointsetta is beautiful and the three pearls allow the sentiment to belong to the design.. I love this card!! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at BSCB.. Good luck!
Your newest fan and follower,
Shawna -DT member

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Karen! The colours are lovely and your stencilled Poinsettia looks fabulous.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
hugs
Mandy xx

Lynn (aka Lynnpenguin) said...

What a lovely and elegant card. Thanks for joining us at Brown Sugar. Good luck.
Lynn, BSCB DT