Monday, 12 September 2016

Mary Metallic Christmas Card

Autumn here to share some holiday inspiration with you.  I just could not wait to ink up the lovely new Mother and Child stamp.  I decided to do a non-traditional color scheme so I could play with my beautiful new IndigoBlu metallic paints.

I used a pine bough die with very thin chipboard.  I lightly mixed a small amount of Goldfinger and Snow White metallic paints together to form the most luxurious color and painted several of the die cuts.  Next I cut my snowflakes and star and painted them with pure Goldfinger for contrast.

On a watercolor panel I partially stamped the Christmas Word Block and Snowflake Lace repeatedly with Versamark ink.  I poured silver embossing powder over some sections, then shook off the excess.  Then I poured gold embossing powder over the entire panel to collect in any open areas of my inked background and heat embossed.  I distressed the edges of my panel.  Then I embossed Mary in silver and fussy cut the edges.

I layered my elements, adding in some vintage seam binding, sequins, and splashes of watery Goldfinger and Snow White paints for interest.  I mounted onto a pewter card base to create a pretty framed edge.

This card is both mixed media and CAS, if there is such a thing!  I hope it inspires you to start your Christmas cards, especially if you're not quite in the mood for red and green just yet.  

Thank you for your visit today and I look forward to reading your comments.


  1. Wow!!! Love, love, love this! I love the stamps used, the metallics and colors used, even though I am always in the mood for red and green! The card is embellished beautifully - overall awesomeness!!!

  2. So very beautiful and elegant Autumn!

  3. Not only gorgeous, but very clever how you've used the embossing powder here for so many different colors and effects! A lovely holiday card, and good on you for the early start! xxx Lynn

  4. Beautiful card Autumn....just love the colour combo! ;-)

  5. Beautiful Autumn......great tutorial, Thankyou!