Monday, December 11, 2017

My Cards and Tags: Mixed Media Christmas Tree Cards

This week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge theme is holidays/winter.  This year is epic because I finally managed to get my Christmas cards done before December 23rd!

I started by making a colorful background on Strathmore Mixed Media paper.  I sprayed Dylusions Ink on it and spritzed it with water to make the colors blend.

I added some text circles and circular frames.

I spread white texture paste over a Snow Falling stencil by Simon Says Stamp (close-up view).

Next I cut my two collages into 3" x 4" card sizes.

I blended the text into the colored background with white paint.

I tore up some collages I'd made out of Washi Tape and paint and glued strips of it on to my cards.  I also cut some lattice shapes and scallop sections for some of them.

Next I cut some trees out of patterned paper (Carousel) and painted them green.

I glued the trees to the cards and added some circle stamping (Dina Wakley Scribbly Circles).

I added stars on top of the trees.

And some faux stitching along the edges of the cards.

And my cards were complete!

These are the supplies I used that you can find at Simon Says Stamp:

I can't wait to see what you create for this week's theme!  Upload your projects to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog for your chance to win a $50 voucher to the Simon Says Stamp store.