Saturday, 1 November 2014

The Mixed Media Card Challenge - Christmas



Time for a new challenge at The Mixed Media Card Challenge, and this month it's all about Christmas, with bells on!


Our challenge is being sponsored STAMPlorations


And here's what you could win:

1 winner - $15 gift certificate (randomly drawn from entries with optional element)
1 winner - choice of stamp set from select categories (randomly drawn from all entries).

For my card, I embossed gold card with the small poinsettia EF then brayered layers of green and cream acrylic paint over the raised areas to give it a verdigris finish.  I stamped the bells on spare gold card in Versafine Onyx Black, then heat embossed with clear powder.  The ribbon was coloured with Tombow marker and detail added with a Uniball Signo white pen.  The sentiment was stapled to the gold panel before it was adhered to the main card.

Pop on over to the Mixed Media Card Challenge blog for some fabulous design team inspiration, and join in the fun!

17 comments:

  1. Love how you created that background, Shirley! Beautiful design!

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  2. Beautiful card! I love using acrylic paint but had thought of using it on the dry embossing-thanks for the inspiration.
    Janj

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  3. love your card, Shirley! such a beauty!!

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  4. This BG is simply fabulous :) love the subtle and soft colors !

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  5. Love the background Shirley!! Gorgeous card :)

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  6. Your embossed holly background is beautiful on this Shirley!

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  7. Fantastic effect with the gold embossed background and painted holly!

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  8. Beautiful card. Elegant and very festive

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  9. Yummy background, Shirley ... so deliciously touchable! Anita :)

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  10. Love the soft neutral tones of this card Shirley. The embossed and painted poinsettia background is gorgeous ... lots of texture and dimension. Love the gold bells with the green plain ribbon ... the stapled sentiment is so fun! Loll xx

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  11. Fun card, Shirley! I'm loving all the textures and the gold and muted/neutral colors!

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  12. Gorgeous Shirley!! I love the background!

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  13. Okay...I'm going digging through my stash for my brayer! The background is stunning!

    The stapled on sentiment soars!

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  14. Gorgeous rustic embossing. I really love the color of green on your ribbon, too.

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  15. What a gorgeous rustic card! I plan on joining the challenge as soon as I find some bells to add to my card...

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  16. Your brayering gives that background such a classic, rustic look - LOVELY behind those bells!

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