Sunday, December 7, 2014

Mixed Media Card - Day 7: 12 Days of Christmas Link Up Party

Hello everyone.  So glad you stopped by today, because I want to share a mixed media Christmas card with you for Day 7 of the Unruly Paper Arts 12 Days of Christmas Link Up Party.

I have been playing with my Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays, and I am loving them.  Here is what I made.

I had started with the 5"x7" pre-folded Kraft card that I had already gessoed and added color with Faded Jeans and Gathered Twigs Distress Inks.  I was not happy with the results, so I sat it aside for a few days.  
I thought it was a bit flat and needed some shimmer, so I pulled out my Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays and began misting away, first with Delphinium Turquoise, then California Poppy Gold.
Next, I applied light molding paste through the holly bough stencil in each corner.  You can see that the paste is picking up some of the color beneath it.  It will be covered with sprays, so I am not concerned.
Next, I stamped and heat embossed the Snowman with black pigment ink and silver embossing powder.
Then I used Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays in Lucky Shamrock Green and Ramblin' Rose Pink.  You can see the shimmer in the upper right corner where the light is hitting it.  Isn't it beautiful?
I wanted to make a snowy effect, so I added dots of Irresistible Wedding Dress texture spray by removing the spray and flicking the tube end onto the paper.  I used a white gel pen to give some highlights to the snow beneath the snowman.
I stamped and heat embossed the Snowman once again onto white card stock, coloring with my Copic markers, and fussy cutting.  This was pop-dotted over the first stamped image.

I also stamped and heat embossed the sentiment, this time with black embossing powder, and die cut it with the Frames 2 die.  To remove some of the brightness of the white, I added some Stormy Sky distress ink around the edges, also pop-dotting this.

I punched a snowflake from a scrap of white metallic card stock and adhered an acrylic bubble in the center.

Sin City Stamps:  Pam's Christmas Collection stamp set
5"x7" Kraft Card (pre-folded)
Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays: Delphinium Turquoise, California Poppy Gold, Lucky Shamrock Green, Ramblin' Rose Pink
Stormy Sky Distress Ink
Gesso, Light Molding Paste, Black Pigment Ink,
Quickutz Nesting Frames 2 dies
Tim Holtz Holly Bough Stencil
Copic Markers: R37,Y17, YG23, YG25, YG37, C1
Snowflake punch

Thank for stopping by, and I hope you are still enjoying the link up party.  Have a wonderful and creative day!



  1. really cute card, love the snowman...

  2. Super card. Loving all the layers of ink, paste and embossing. I need to play more with mixed media because this is fabulous. xxD

  3. gorgeous background! sweet card. happy 12 days of christmas at UPA! xo

  4. Wow, such a shimmering card. I love it! It's such a good idea to put something aside for a while and then come back to it fresh with new ideas. I love all those beautiful layers you added and it really looks like you had fun creating it! Isn't the UPA link up the most inspiring thing? xxx

  5. Barbara your mixed media background is gorgeous, I love the shimmer and snowflakes, a perfect setting for your adorable snowman. Thanks for being an avid party goer at Unruly this month. xx