Pretty in Pink Christmas Card Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  It’s never too soon to get started making holiday cards.  Today, I used some really lovely Little Birdie mixed media supplies, patterned paper and handmade flowers to create this 6″ x 6″ Pretty in Pink Christmas Card.

Pretty in Pink Christmas Card by Kathy Clement for Little Birdie Crafts Photo 01

While I love traditional red and green Christmas cards, sometimes it’s fun to change up the color palette.  This mixed media card has a lovely Victorian feel to it.  I think it’s pretty enough to use as home decor.

Pretty in Pink Christmas Card by Kathy Clement for Little Birdie Crafts Photo 02

I machine stitched papers from the 12″ x 12″ Vintage Reflections Paper Pack along with pink papers from the 12″ x 12″ Aquarelle paper pack to create all these great distressed layers.   The main image is a digital printout that I had in my stash. The “Celebrate” Chipboard Sentiment is from the Birthday Wishes Primed Chipboard pack, but it works wonderfully well on this card.

Pretty in Pink Christmas Card by Kathy Clement for Little Birdie Crafts Photo 03

A cascade of gorgeous Camila Moonlight Blossoms, Pink Rosemund Roses, Ferns, and Green Allium Foliage with some feathers from my stash is the crowning touch.  I dry brushed all the flowers and foliage with a mixture of Grainy Texture Paste and Fire Brick Tinted Metallic Paint to add some contrast and texture to the floral arrangement.  Fuchsia Hearty Melange along the distressed edges adds a touch of holiday sparkle.

Pretty in Pink Christmas Card by Kathy Clement for Little Birdie Crafts Photo 04

I found these miniature pink Christmas ornaments in my stash and invited them to the party!  Aren’t they fun?

Pretty in Pink Christmas Card by Kathy Clement for Little Birdie Crafts Photo 05

Victorian style is all about extravagance and abundance, soft colors and rich textures.  I think this card nails it!  What do you think?

Pretty in Pink Christmas Card by Kathy Clement for Little Birdie Crafts Photo 06

Inside I’ve added a simple digital sentiment and created a slash pocket to hold a gift card.

If you’d like to try your hand at this festive card, just click on the link below and follow the simple steps in this Snapguide Tutorial.

http://snapguide.com/guides/little-birdie-crafts-victorian-pink-christmas-card/

A Fond Adieu…but not Goodbye

This is my last post as a member of the Little Birdie Design team. The past 6 months have flown by!  I’ve had a wonderful time being part of this incredible team, made new friends, and grown in my art.  It’s been a fabulous experience. I’d like to thank Harish and Rashmi for giving me the opportunity to share my art with you.  I hope to be back from time to time as a Guest Designer, and I will continue to use, share and promote the Little Birdie Crafts Brand on my own blog.

Wishing you all joy and creativity!

Cheerio,

kathy

SUPPLY LIST
  • Vintage Reflections 12×12 Paper Pack
  • Aquarelle 12×12 Paper Pack
  • Birthday Wishes Primed Chipboard (Celebrate)
  • Camila Moonlight Flowers and Foliage Pack
  • Rosemund PInk Flowers
  • Ferns 4 pack
  • Green Allium Foliage
  • Small Script Stencil
  • Grainy Texture Paste
  • Fire Brick Tinted Metallic Paint
  • Pink Doily
  • Altered Christmas Digital Image from Gecko Galz
  • Fantasy Rose Shimmer Satin Ribbon
  • Vintage Button, Feathers and Mini Ornaments from my Stash

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