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Simple Mixed Media Christmas Card

Oct 26, 2022 Lydia Fiedler

Hi friends! Lydia here. Make some cider, put a sweater on and get ready for more holiday crafting today!

I have the SIMPLEST of mixed media cards for you today using these mediums:

  • Acrylic paint
  • Embossing powder
  • Embossing ink
  • Glitter

I love to make cards where there are different shimmery textures, and this card is no exception. I used the Wishing You Tree Bundle to really show off this contrast on a background I created with a brayer cleaning sheet from a gel printing session – these colors looked so festive to me I had to save it.

I prepped that with my embossing powder tool – this is really important on even dried acrylic paint because depending on the paint, it can retain some tackiness, and with this clean, detailed image from Wishing You Tree, I want clear, detailed results. 

After the prep, I stamped the tree in the Clear Embossing & Watermark Ink in my MISTI – inking and stamping three times to ensure good coverage on my slightly bumpy painted background. 

Then I added some gold embossing powder and heated it. When that was cool, I used a pin and some Precision Glue to apply glue inside the star at the top of the tree. Then I added some Gold EarthSafe Glitter

That contrast between sparkly gold and flatter gold is so fun. The gold also contrasts with the fiery and cool background.

Here's a closeup of the little sparkly star.

Cards that LOOK complex, don't have to be. That's why it's fun to use techniques like these to get your holiday cards done. 

I hope you are having a glorious fall and getting your crafty time in. 

Have a great week.

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CM636 Wishing You Tree | Hero Arts
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SB324 Wishing You Tree Bundle | Hero...
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AF419 Clear Embossing & Watermark Ink...
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PW100 Gold Embossing Powder | Hero Arts
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EG102 Gold EarthSafe Glitter | Hero Arts
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GW102 Precision Glue XL | Hero Arts
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Linda Crowley

Linda Crowley

October 26, 2022

This card is just stunning!!

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