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.


  1. Oh Andrea...So cheerful and colourful...these cards just make me your friends will love and cherish them! Hugs xxx

  2. Gorgeous cards Andrea! the colours and details are fabulous!! Love the step by step pics too :-)

    You are always such a brilliant inspiration! :-)

    Lols x x x

  3. Oh my, Andrea, your colors always amaze me. These are so cheerful and fun, I just love them!

    Cathie ♥

  4. Congrats on your Xmas cards made on time! You are incredible with your bakgrounds. The crazy mess turns into a stunning base for the rest of your creativity. Love the bold colors and randomly glued pieces of newspaper. Hugs, Macarena.

  5. Awesome!!! Love those skinny trees, I think that's what my son and I are going to look for at the tree farm to fit in our tiny house. (well, small) Gorgeous fun and bright colors and I always love how you layer, Andrea, with love and skill! Kudos for getting them finished by mid December! (one year I was so far behind, I sent mine in July) hugs, Maura

  6. these are awesome Andrea!!! Color me happy! I just love these cards-and that faux stitching-what a super fabulous time saver-I know:)

  7. Your cards are absolutely fabulous! Hugs, Valerie

  8. As always your mixed media projects are fabulous! love so much the way you cut the papers and the tree you stamped is fantastic, so untraditional, tall an thin! Original and beautiful! barbara

  9. Wow, they are so beautiful! Love the happy colors!

  10. I absolutely LOVE these cards, Andrea...they are just fabulous and I adore the colours you've used and the retro feel that you've given them! Amazing as always... :)

  11. These cards are absolutely wonderful Andrea!! I love all the special touches and the wonderful colors. And those fun tall trees.

  12. Love all the fabulous embellishments and colors on these cards! Andrea. Such a great design! :)

  13. beautiful cards Andrea, so modern and retro...hugs kath xxx

  14. Love these cards, Andrea! They are so pretty and love the fabulous Christmas trees! Hugs, Sandra