Mini Cardmaking with Textured Xmas Trees

Good day, crafters! I’m Priss (@artful.layers) and I’m thrilled to launch the holiday season with you. Today, I have something special to share – some beautifully crafted mixed-media greeting cards. I won’t be providing a step-by-step guide, but these tiny creations are sure to captivate you with the magnificent Textured Xmas Trees stamp set. Each card is packed with warm wishes and endless possibilities. Let’s embark on this creative journey together and immerse ourselves in the magic of the holiday season.

I made these little cards using mixed media art techniques. Mixed media art is a form of creative expression that combines different materials and mediums, such as paint, paper, fabric, metal, etc. It allows you to create unique and original artworks that reflect your personality and style.

For this project, I decided to use a piece of A5 size cardboard and glued some absorbent paper to it that I had stained with shades of turquoise blue and violet pigments, which formed spectacular designs of colors and shine. I also used my new Rainbows 2 template and my new brand stamps set Mix it Up 4 (my new favorite) to create some patterns and textures in the background and make it more interesting.

This background might look familiar to you as it was used in another project. One of the advantages of creating backgrounds in large formats is that you can experiment with space, textures, and layers, and then cut it into smaller pieces. I initially cut it into two A6-sized pieces horizontally. I used the lower half to create some beautiful ATCs which you can see in this post. My original idea with the top part was to make an ICAD, but since Christmas is approaching and I was short of postcards to give as gifts, I decided to make two mini-cards instead. I can send these to my friends full of good wishes for love and prosperity.

When you’re feeling low on energy, such as how I’m feeling right now, you might find that the idea of painting stamps feels overwhelming. In such a situation, a great alternative is to stamp the focal point onto a beautiful scrapbook paper with soft, delicate designs and colors that complement the intricate lines and details of the stamp. This approach will allow you to create a stunning piece without exerting too much effort, making it a great option, especially for detailed backgrounds like mine. In this case I stamped the whimsical trees of the Textured Xmas Trees set.

One great tip to keep in mind when dealing with these days is to have pre-stamped elements in all ink colors that you possess. This will make it easier for you to find the right elements for a great composition, even when you’re running low on energy. By having a variety of pre-stamped elements, you can create a visually appealing design more quickly. This is a great way to stay productive and creative every day.

These gorgeous elements that include circles and stars are super versatile and you can get them in the sets Grungy Stuff, Mix it Up 1 and Mix it Up 2.

Take a look at the detailed pictures of each card that I’ve got for you. You’ll love how they showcase every intricate detail of the cards. Enjoy!

I hope you liked my project and got inspired to try mixed media art yourself. It is a fun and easy way to express your creativity and make beautiful artworks. You can use any materials and colors that you like and experiment with different techniques and styles. The possibilities are endless!

And finally, don’t forget to share your creations with us in our FB group (Rubber Dance Stamping Lounge), we’d love to see them!

Until next time, happy creating time! 😊

Hugs, Priss

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These are the stamps I used

Rainbows 2
Mix it Up 4
Textured XMas Trees

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