Paper craft project no. 309: Season’s greetings mixed media card

Back with another card — and this time it’s for The Mixed Media Card Challenge, where our theme this month is “HOME” and the optional element is “LACE”. I hope you’ll stop by the blog and check out the beautiful mixed media cards that the design team made. And we’d love it if you’d play with us too!

I did the background of my card using the same technique I did to create this card with some modifications. I stamped the newsprint in coffee archival ink then applied a thin layer of gesso. Then I painted stripes with Distress paints (mowed lawn, festive berries, mustard seed), added some splatters with Distress inks (blue sapphire), stamped the poinsettia, mixed Gelatos (gold champagne) with whipped spackle and applie it through a TCW reverse chicken wire stencils, and made the border by running the side of a green Japanese watercolor brush pen around the edges. I cut out the house, windows, and door from patterned paper and paper-pieced them. I stamped the Christmas tree in green archival ink on patterned paper and cut them out. I stamped the sentiment on scrap paper and swiped some peeled paint Distress ink over them. I adhered everything on my card with gel medium and I used a black marker to outline the house and trees.

Linking up my card to these fun challenges: (1) Weekly Christmas Card Challenge #53 – Anything Goes; (2) Sister Act Card Challenge #85 – Anything Goes; (3) Simon Says Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes; and (4) Aud Sentiments Challenge #120 – Use a Sentiment for Any December Holiday.

Thanks for stopping by!


13 Comments to “Paper craft project no. 309: Season’s greetings mixed media card”

  1. Lovely mixed media creation. Great colours and love the house and trees. Thanks for sharing with us at Aud Sentiments this fortnight.

  2. This is fun and funky! I adore this creation. Thanks for joining us over at AUD sentiment challenges this time around.
    Love n hugs

  3. What a wonderful card! Love your fresh seasonings to your original design combination. The contrast of the softness of the gesso over the stamped newsprint to the sharp edges of the stenciled chicken wire to the bright stripes add lots of detail and interest to this card! Thanks for sharing!!

  4. Pretty card
    Thanks for joining us at SAAC this week
    Fanny SAAC DT

  5. What a fun mixed media Christmas CARD!! So bright and cheery. Thanks for joining us this week at Christmas Card Challenges!!

  6. Great card! Thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges.

  7. Totally unique .Bright colours and great paper piecing . Thanks for sharing on Christmas Card Challenge Blog .

  8. Love the bold colored stripes on your background Shery – and the black outlines on the house and trees!

  9. This card is so cheery and bright, Shery!! I love the artsy look and design! GREAT textures and dimensions, too! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge!

  10. Such a fun, bright Christmas card Shery! Love the texture from the chicken wire embossing … so fantastic. Loll xx

  11. So pretty! LOVE the bright colors, fabulous!

  12. This is such a unique and artsy design, love the bold colors :)

  13. Such the eyecatcher. LOVE those bold stripes. And the chicken wire texture. The black inking around the edges of the images makes them pop wonderfully.

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