* For this event, Mixed Media is defined as stamps + ink, plus two other elements which add texture and/or dimension.
Faux Mother-of-Pearl technique was used for the background (see my video tutorial for this technique HERE). The tag (2 1/8" x 3 5/8") is sponged all over with Shabby Shutters Distress ink and then the edges are sponged with Forest Moss Distress ink. The poinsettia is cut from red cardstock and coated with red glitter glue. It was shaped using a mat and stylus, and a silver bead was added to the center. I added glittery pine sprigs in-behind for added sparkle. The "Christmas" word die is three layers thick, with frost white pearl paint added to the top layer for more sparkle. Seam binding ribbon was dyed with Forest Moss ink, misted with water, scrunched up tightly and left to dry overnight ... love how the ribbon adds so much texture!
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Today's special Guest Designer is Shirley. She is a constant source of inspiration to me (and many, many others). I love her fun and free-style mixed media cards ... and always find her blog posts entertaining. I can't remember when I first "met" Shirley, but it was a few years back. I saw her cards through some of the challenge blogs I was following and was drawn to her style of card making. I started following her blog and have enjoyed every minute of it. Check out her blog, shirley-bee's stamping stuff ... so many fantastic projects and cards to see ... you'll be sure to stay a long while. Shirley is currently on STAMPlorations design team and she is on the design teams for the following challenges - Mixed Media Card Challenge, Seize the Birthday Challenge, and Take it Make it Challenge. I've saved the best for last ... Shirley has now launched her own line of stamps through STAMPlorations ... called "The Bees Knees" --- I hope you'll check out Shirley's wonderful line of stamps.
For details on Shirley's beautiful tag below, please click HERE.
Here's Shirley's tag ....
Fab tag Shirley ... thank you!!
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I hope you'll join us and link up your mixed media Christmas tags below.
Here's how to play ...
- Make a Mixed Media Christmas tag (any size)
- Upload to your blog or favorite gallery (Flickr, Splitcoast Stampers, etc.)
- Include a link to this post on your blog or gallery
- Add your link below to join the event
- Enter as many times as you'd like --- new creations only please (no backlinking)
The event is open until Nov. 16, so there's lots of time to play along.
Prize: $40 gift certificate from STAMPlorations for Top Tag
Come join our mixed media Christmas tag party!