Gorgeous Holiday Card

wonderful holiday card

Hello, Friends!! Design Team Member Mitsyana Wright here! Christmas is just around the corner and I have another gorgeous holiday card project for all you last minute card makers!

 

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Step 1:

Gather your Supplies.

Step 2:

To create the standard A7 sized card base, I cut a piece of gray cardstock to measure 7″ x 10″. Creased it at the 5″ mark and folded it so that the folded card measured 5″x 7″.

Step 3:

For the card front, using my Xyron Mega Runner, I layered a 5″x 7″ piece of patterned paper over the card base then layered onto it a 6.75″x 4.75″ mat made from cream colored cardstock and then another mat measuring 6.5″ x 4.5″.

Step 4:

I die cut assorted tree stem and berry stems from Grey, Black, and Cream colored cardstock.

I used 4 gray pine needle stems, 2 black pine needle stems, and 4 cream colored berry stems. then set them aside.

Step 5:

I adhered the largest Chipboard Berry Circle with liquid glue to my card front. Then adhered the 4 gray pine needle die cuts next, then the 2 black pine needles next, then lastly the 4 cream berry stems.

Step 6:

With more glue, I attached one large and 2 small flowers from the Chrissy 4pc Holiday Elements set over the stemmed die cuts, just slightly overlapping the right-hand side of the wreath. Then, finally,  I attached the “WISHING YOU & YOUR FAMILY A WONDERFUL HOLIDAY SEASON” sticker from the Happy Holiday With Love 6pc Holiday Elements set in the center of the chipboard wreath.

And here is my finished gorgeous holiday card…

I hope you enjoyed this beautiful holiday card for today and are inspired to create your own!

Thanks for stopping by and HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYONE!!

~ Mitsyana Wright

Elegant Holiday Card

elegant christmas card

Hello, Friends! Mitsyana Wright here, and I’m back to bring you a little holiday inspiration with this Elegant Holiday Card!

 With Christmas soon upon us, it’s time to put your card making game into gear!! Let me show you how I created this gorgeous and elegant holiday card with some amazing products from Little Birdie Crafts!

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Step 1

Gather your supplies.

Step 2

Cut and fold your black cardstock to create a standard A2 sized card (4.25″x 5.5″ folded).

Step 3

Trim a mat from gold cardstock to measure 4″x 5.25″ and the second mat from plaid paper to measure 3.75″ x 5″.

Step 4

Layer and attach mats onto card front using Xyron Mega Runner.

Step 5

Mix Charcoal Chalk Paint with texture powder to create a paste.

Step 6

Paint mixture onto Chipboard Christmas Wreath. Set aside to dry. *TIP*- You can speed up drying time by using a heat gun.

Step 7

Once the paint is dry, rub gilding wax over the raised textured areas of the entire wreath.

Step 8

Attach wreath onto card front using mixed media glue.

Step 9

Color several Kraft Leaves using an alcohol ink marker. I used Spectrum Noir’s DG4.

Step 10

Arrange and adhere green and kraft leaves onto one side of the wreath, then attach Camilla Cherry flowers over leaves.

Step 11

Attach “Happy Holidays” from the Happy Holiday With Love set.

Step 12

Lightly apply more gilding wax over tips of the flower petals and over raised areas of the leaves.

Step 13

Attach gold sequins to centers of the flowers.

And here is my finished card…

Isn’t this and elegant holiday card ? I hope you enjoyed this tutorial for today!

Thanks for stopping by & hope to see you all soon!

~Mitsyana Wright

Altered Embroidery Hoop Art

Hello, Friends! Mitsyana Wright here. And today I’m bringing you this Altered Embroidery Hoop project!

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • Paper Crafting Medley – Aurora 13pc
  • 4″ Embroidery Hoop
  • 6″x6″ Orange Tulle
  • 6″x6″ Pink Tulle
  • Mixed Media Glue
  • Alcohol Markers (I used Spectrum Noir Illustrators)
  • Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen (Clear)
  • Distress Oxide Ink-
  • Crinkle Ribbon

I love these Papercrafting Medleys from Little Birdie Crafts! These are awesome little kits that come with almost everything you need to make a project. Flowers, leaves, stems… even chipboard embellishments! And all you have to do is assemble onto your choice of media. Today, I chose to alter a mini embroidery hoop but these kits would go beautifully on a card too!

 The chipboard pieces are gorgeous and full of detail. They’re even beautiful untouched and left plain!

I chose to color this little gorgeous fairy with my alcohol markers. These are chipboard pieces so the ink does tend to absorb into the material. Applying gesso before coloring will minimalize the this and will make your color more vibrant. For me O kind of like the brownish undertones.

After coloring, I used my sparkle pen to color over the skirt and wings for lots of shimmer and shine.

Once my fairy was all colored I needed a place to perch her. she is in a sitting position and I thought placing her in a hoop would look like she was swinging.

I wanted the hoop to remain open and airy but needed a backing to apply my embellishments. This is where the tulle comes in. I blended two colors of tulle, one on top of the other, to get the right shade to coordinate with my fairy and my flowers.

I cut the tulle, one orange, and one pink, into 2- 6″ pieces. Then layered them over each other. I opened the hoop and placed the material over the inner hoop and fastened in place with the outer hoop. I used scissors to trim away the overhanging excess tulle.

With mixed media glue, I attached my leaves in an arch directly onto the hoop.  Then laid down and glued the rose buds and corkscrew stems next. I added the bigger open roses toward the midway point of the arch and tucked the stems randomly in between.

I shaded the edges of my leaves with Walnut Stain Oxide inks and then I glued them under and around the open roses.

I applied mixed media glue behind my chipboard fairy and attached her direct onto the tulle.

Once she was secure, I attached a bow made of crinkle ribbon to the hoop closure.

Now she is ready to dangle and sway in her floral swing.

And here is my finished project…

I love how she looks like she is kicking out her foot with her other one curved back. It really looks like she’s trying to build momentum and swing!

I hope you liked today’s project!

See you all next time!

~Mitsyana