July 22, 2018

Christmas In July/Mixed Media Cards by Toni

Hello everyone, Toni here and today I have a fun project for Art Anthology design team. We have a mood board this month and the colors are HOT HOT HOT ! But they also reminded me of Christmas and I thought... that's perfect maybe creating something for the upcoming holidays will cool me off a bit. Well let's get started.

For the first card I decided to use my gelli plate and makes some prints with my paints and then use my die cut machine to make some poinsettias.
The foundation of the card I used AA's Floral Tile stencil and Mud texture paste and then finished it off with Nuvo drops for the centers. 
The prints from the gelli plate were the perfect blend of colors for the petals on my flowers. I used T!m's Poinsettia Die for the flowers. 
Using homemade snow (equal parts white paint, glue and baking soda) I added to the petals and while wet applied Diamond Dust Glitter. Also Seed beads to the centers. 
The 2nd card I achieved the background by using my AA paints and applying them to T!m's 3D  Botanical folder. 
I love this technique because when using the embossing folder with the paints, it blends them beautifully and the paint absorbs into the fibers of the papers seamlessly. 
I also embossed the Sizzix Wings and on the poinsettia I used AA's Amber paint on the 3D folder but only added it here and there so that not all of the embossing was covered with amber. 
A for my last card I did a gelli print and added the stencil "Twilight" to the plate and then applied my paper. Love the distressed uneven effect you get when using your gelli plate.
Cut out my Sizzix Nested Star and applied dimensional foam stickers to each star. All the titles for my cards were die cut from T!m's Greetings. I hope you enjoyed my cards and I appreciate you stopping by. Wishing you a beautiful day ! xoxo Toni

I am entering these cards in the following wonderful challenges:
Crop Stop #41- Used several T!m Holtz products. 
Simon Says-Add A Little Sparkle
Love 2 Create- Anything Goes Mixed Media 
An Inky Mess #22- Just For Fun 


Dan said...

Wow! Just Wow! I love the detail and layering on both cards. What an inspiration. I'm so glad to have found you through the SSS challenge.

Esther Asbury said...

Oh Wow! These cards are absolutely gorgeous!! Love the sparkle you included and the bright/happy colors! Those poinsettias are over-the-top beautiful! Thanks for linking up to the Cropstop blog!

froebelsternchen said...

Fantastic cards - wow!

Gemma Hynes said...

Beautiful, thank you for joining the challenge on the We Love to Create blog.

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