Holiday Cards Mixed Media Style

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Peg Rounds

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Holiday Cards Mixed Media Style

Mixed Media is a hot style right now.  As card makers many believe that this style and the techniques used with it would not go with the cards they make or they would never be able to do it.  Yes, you can and it’s easy!  This card for the holidays is the perfect example of how you can combine mixed media with card making to get an awesome result.


Begin by cutting a piece of acetate to fit your card base size.  It can be the size of the base or a little smaller as it will be hidden with this card design.


Take some white acrylic paint and a paint brush and splatter the paint onto the acetate.  Be sure to cover your work areas and surrounding area to prevent them from being covered in paint.  Lay the piece aside to dry.


Now cut a piece of white cardstock that will match the size you want to use for your card.  This piece is a 6” x 6” piece.  Add ink onto a brayer by rolling it over the ink pad and then roll it over the paper horizontally from top to bottom.


Choose several colors of inks to represent a winter sky at sun set.  Here blue, pink and grey inks were used.  Continue to add each color until you have the effect that you are wanting.


Die cut a window from a piece of cardstock (kraft cardstock used) using a window die and your die cutting machine.


Die cut a second window from the patterned paper you will be using for your card.  Be sure to center the die on the paper and tape it lightly down on the back of the paper to hold it in place while it goes through the die cut machine.

Create the card base.  This card measures 6” x 6”.  Adhere the piece created with the brayer to the base using a tape runner.

Lay the window and the wall onto the base to determine where to stamp the tree onto the sky piece.  Try to keep it into one of the corner and lower to give the feeling that the tree is right outside of the window. Make a small unnoticeable mark so that you know where to stamp the tree.  Now, ink the stamp using a black ink and stamp it onto the sky.  The black ink will give it the effect that it is shadowed in the dark of the sunset and the storm.

Attach the acetate over the top using the tape runner along the edges of the piece.

Attach the wall to the card base.  Add small lines of glue using a glue pen to the back of the window and place it inside the opening of the wall.

Tie a piece of ribbon into a bow and attach it above the window using some glue.

Trim 2 pieces of cardstock to measure 1 ¼” x 2 ¾” and 1 1/8” x 2 ½”.  Layer them on top of each other adhering them with a tape runner.  Stamp the sentiment onto the piece.

Incorporating the fun of mixed media to your card making is a lot of fun!  Give your holiday cards a new look this season with this new style and enjoy allowing your creativity to take you to exciting places. Mixed Media can add so much to your card making so give it a try!  It’s easy!

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About Peg

Peg Rounds lives in East Moline, Illinois with her husband and best friend, Kevin and their son Josh and 2 dogs. She was an elementary school teacher turned stay at home mom, and later a home school mom. Over the years, she designed cakes on the side and went to school to become a certified chocolatier. She always has loved to craft since she was young and it was something that she wanted to be doing, but set it aside due to her busy life. After 15 years of doing cakes she decided it was time to stop and focus more on her family. She began doing layouts, then cards and it went from there. Before she knew it, next to spending time with her family, she spent every free moment creating something and blogging about it. One thing led to another and here she is today! Check out Peg's blog, Peg's Crafting Corner to see what else she has been up to!

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