Friday, November 7, 2014

Mixed Media Christmas Card

Hello everyone,

I made a Christmas card using quite a few media products: gesso, ink spray, home made texture paste, glitter, jingle bells, diamond confetti, you name it! I am slowly entering the waters of stencils, textures and paint and I love it. :)
Here is my card:


The wreath was made with branch punches died with ink spray, home made flowers embellished with turquoise diamond confetti and seambinding ribbon colored with distress ink.
The card measures 6"x6" and the top layer was cut just slightly smaller. I used a piece of 110lb heavy card stock to spritz some turquoise ink on it and then I added some gesso onto paper and spread it with with paintbrush. After that layer was dry, I created Damask Flourish stencil in diagonal corners with home made texture paste and white the paste was still wet I sprinkled some turquoise glitter on it.



I try to add a shabby bow to a card when ever I can, so here it is, another shabby bow embellished with a pair of metal jingle bells coated with white glitter.


The sentiment was created on my PC using Scriptina Pro font. I added some red bling just to add a splash of contrast.


One more look at the card...

I am going to enter this card into following challenges:

Craftbar Challenge #12 Use at least two media

Scrapclub Kiev Sketch #69

Scrap Magic Turquoise and Red


and

The Mixed Media Card Challenge#5 Christmas

I hope you enjoyed this post.
Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by...
Samra

27 comments:

  1. Holy fiddlesticks Samra! You are at the top of your game! Wow is this ever gorgeous! Your damask background is stunning and your flowers are really gorgeous...the perfect amount of shabby! I love how you wound the ribbon all through the wreath! What an elegant and festive card! The splash of red is brilliant, really brings life without being too glaring! WOW! I love the glitters that you uses, please, what brands and colours are they, I think I need to get me some of those! The bells are so rustic and shimmery! You amaze me girl! big hugs :)

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  2. Oh my gosh Pamellia! You sure know how to make my day! Thank you so much for all the praise! The white glitter is Martha Stewart Crystal Glitter and Turquoise Glitter is Michaels craft store brand "Recolections" and is called Frost. Both glitters are extra fine. Thank you again for stopping by! Have a wonderful weekend and see you on our dance floor ;) Hugs :) Samra

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    1. Oh boy, thanks Samra! Question about the Martha Stewart crystal glitter...is it white, iridescent or transparent?

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    2. I found a link on line to exact product I have just so that you can see what I used. I used the finest one in the set for this card.
      http://www.amazon.com/Martha-Stewart-Crafts-Glitter-Arctic/dp/B004UHYV5O/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1415583108&sr=8-5&keywords=martha+stewart+fine+glitter

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  3. Gorgeous card Samra! The shimmery textured background looks fabulous! Love all the beautiful blossoms!

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    1. Oh my gosh! Mona, thank you so much for stopping by and taking time to leave me this fabulous comment! I am honored!

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  4. Oh my goodness Samra, this is gorgeous. I love the colour and the textured background and how you created the wreath. The sentment pops out beautifully too. Like you, I'm also slooooooowly getting into the world of stencils and pastes etc. I've already got a few stencils, but I'm waiting for a couple more. And I need to figure out how to make my own sprays. Then I'll be ready to do some mixed media projects. ;) You totally nailed this one!
    Hugs! xx

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    1. Awww Maja! Thank you so much for such a wonderful comment :) I truly appreciate you! And about the mixed media...it is all about playing with it until you figure it out...at least that is how I am doing it. The downside to that is alot of wasted paper and other material :( The stuff that I can't find in craft stores, I made, like texture paste, but anything else that I can buy, I just do that. I am not a fan of shopping on line, I like to see and feel if possible. But that is just me. Anyways, thank you again for the wonderful comment. :) Have a great weekend! Hugs :) Samra

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    2. I SO know what you mean. I prefer going to the store and do shopping there. This way I knoe exactly what I'm getting and there are no bad surprises about the size, quality ... I only shop online when I must (when I can't get the things I'm looking for here - which is still happening too often in my opinion *sigh*). They barely have any of those craft sprays (those that I know are good) so I need to figure out how to make my own. Still haven't gotten that far. *sigh* But I will ... One day ... ;)
      Have a wonderful Sunday!
      Hugs! xx

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  5. fabulous card! love the color combo you have used! thanks for playing along with us at MMCC :)

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    1. Thank you so very much Sanna :) I am glad you like my card.

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  6. Beautiful card! Thank You for paying with us at CraftBar :)

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    1. Thank you so much Dagmara! This is the first time I am joining CraftBar and am looking forward to new challenges :)

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  7. Beautiful card! Thank You for paying with us at CraftBar :)

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  8. Great card! Love the frosty look of it! :-D Thanks for playing along with us at CraftBar!

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    1. Thank you Agnieszka :) I plan on playing some more at CraftBar :)

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  9. OMG This is beyond gorgeous!! I love those colours and the background is magnificent!

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    1. Oh my gosh Ros, thank you so very much! I so happy to hear from you and to know you like my card this much. :) Hugs :)

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  10. This is so beautiful, Love the blues and whites, fabulous textures :) thank you for sharing with MMCC !

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    1. Thank you so much Deepti :) I love sharing with MMCC, it is a great card challenge blog!

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  11. Beautiful card! Such wonderful texture you created on the mist ink base covered with the gesso. And lots of other beautiful textures too. May I ask who makes the flourish stencil?
    Thank you for creating such beauty for the Mixed Media Card Challenge.

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    1. Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comment...The stencil is Prima flourish damask 6"x 6"

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    2. Thank you! I love how small the individual flourishes are.

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  12. Very beautiful card! Thank you for playing with us at Scrap Magic!

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