Monday, December 12, 2022

The Perfect Christmas Tree ~ Mixed Media Monday

Hello friend!  I'm so glad you stopped in for my next Mixed Media Monday project.  
I have two Christmas cards to share with you today.
Both of my cards feature this beautiful 3D Texture Embossing folder from Sizzix called Pine Branches.

I started by running a piece of cream colored cardstock through my die cutting machine using the Pine Branches Embossing Folder from Sizzix.  Using a blending sponge, I rubbed Twisted Citron and Rustic Wilderness DOX inks over the raised portion of the pine branches.  I then added some Antique Linen Dox ink around the rest of the panel and randomly stamped a script image from Stamperia's Elements Stamp Set.  

I found this fantastic vintage photo in the Tim Holtz Christmas Paper Dolls package and thought it would be perfect for my vintage style card.  I added photo corners and adorned the image using Poinsettias and greens from Spellbinders and a Pine Cone die from Gina Marie Designs.  I sprinkled some clear glitter over the petals of the poinsettias for added interest.

The sentiment is from the Christmas Sentiment Labels from Tim Holtz.
This card gives me a warm nostalgia from my childhood, when I would go into the woods with my dad and uncle to find the perfect tree, which always turned out to look like a Charley Brown Christmas tree, but loved just the same.

My next card is delightfully retro in style!  I created the background exactly the same as the first card, but this card found Jolly ole' Saint Nick wearing a pink stocking hat and mittens!

The oversized sentiment and Santa are from Prima's Candy Cane Lane Collection.  The cutest collection ever!  I made an accordion flip album using this entire collection, which I'll post next week.  A few prima flowers and two Classic Christmas Clear Die Cuts finished this card of perfectly.

Here's a list of products I used:

Sizzix Pine Branches Embossing Folder
Distress Oxide Ink
Stamperia Elements Stamp Set
Tim Holtz Christmas Paper Dolls
Tim Holtz Christmas Sentiment Labels
Prima Candy Cane Lane Collection
Classic Christmas Clear Die Cuts

I hope you enjoyed today's cards.  Come back in a couple of weeks for my next Mixed Media Monday.  

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!


Donna Phelan said...

Love the look of your EF with the ink, sooo pretty! Great vintage vibes from these 2 beautiful creations! You'll have to find a photo of you and the men hunting for a tree and make that card! Oh What Fun! Merry Merry!

Lisa Elton said...

Vintage products are in the right place when they're in your hands! These are fantastic, Birgit!

Conniecrafter said...

I just loved your mixed media card, love how you colored the embossed piece, and the hint of stamping in the background. Great image and I like the touch with the photo corners with it. Your flower and pinecones are lovely embellishments for it and like the touch of glitter on them! Your retro card is so fun with Santa wearing pink, like how you combined the die cuts with your flowers, pretty touch!

Marcia Hill said...

These are both absolutely FANTASTIC cards Birgit!! Your backgrounds just couldn't be any prettier with that wonderful embossing folder and the script...a perfect resting place for the photo in the 1st card and jolly ole St. Nick in your 2nd card! Loving all the additional layers too! FABULOUS cards my friend!! Hugs. :0)