Thursday, September 10, 2015
Magical Mixed Media!
Today I wanted to share a couple holiday cards using BoBunny glitter pastes and stencils. Mixed media really doesn't have to be difficult or time consuming and the glitter pastes make it really easy to add some pretty sparkle to your holiday cards this year.
Easy mixed media cards by Ilene Tell
For this card, I paired the silver glitter paste with the "Winter Delight" stencil for some pretty, sparkly, yet subtle snowflakes. I added a little of the silver paste on top for an icy effect. The snowflake in the center is BoBunny's laset-cut chipboard. I simply covered it with the Blueberry glitter paste to have it match the card.
On the paper itself, there was a little deer on top of the pile of presents, so I simply put silver paste on top of it to mute it out, so you wouldn't see it under the snowflake that I replaced it with. I always like to add something dimensional to my cards to give them a little oomph. And the glitter pastes paired with a stencil are a great way to add texture. I applied the glitter paste with a palette knife - super easy! For the center of the snowflake, I added a double dot jewel.
I like to use patterned paper for my card bases - BoBunny paper is nice and thick, so it works well for that. This way, I end up with a pattern inside the card, as well as on the back of the card, which gives it a really nice effect. The front of the card is reinforced with the actual card image and decoration, and I reinforce the inside second page with another sheet - the double thickness is perfect for the card base. For that paper, I always choose a more neutral, lighter paper so it's easy to write the message on it. I try to find neutral papers that also have a little decoration or image on them for more interest. This paper was perfect since it had the pretty trees on the bottom and the snowflake and light rays throughout.
For the second card, I again used the snowflake stencil to add some sparkle. For added dimension, I added the layered chipboard wings that were already decorated with jewels. This card was very simple to create as well - I cut out the window image from a sheet of paper, and pasted it on top of another sheet of paper. Add some snowflakes, the wings, and done!
Here's a close-up of the beautiful sparkle you get with the silver glitter paste. Don't you think this is just beautiful for holiday, New Year's, and Christmas cards?
And of course the card isn't done until I finish up the inside with some pretty paper:
Patterned Paper: Sleigh Ride / Blizzard, Flurries, Logs, Magic, Tranquil, Wonderful
Glitter Paste: Silver, Blueberry
Laser Cut Chipboard: Snowflakes
Layered Chipboard: Sleigh Ride
Double Dot Jewels: Blue Hues
Stickable Stencil: Winter Delight