Mixed Media Card Challenge

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Hi there, crafty friends!
I still am not in the holiday mood, and it's less than a week away! 
I have another Christmas card I made for the Mixed Media Card Challenge though.

Such a perfect theme for this month!

And guess what!?
This was totally unplanned but my sketch happened to fit Freshly Made Sketches! HA! Now how awesome is that...!?

Here is my card...

I just realized something...
I always use vellum on my cards and when it was their optional element, I didn't use one... What's up with that!? LOL

As soon as I saw this month's theme, I knew I was using these beautiful wreath dies with my handsome stag! I die cut 4 of him, 1 in gold, 3 in Crumb Cake. Doesn't he look fancy with his bow tie!?

I'm pretty sure a lot of you would agree, but I love the $1 shelves at Target! I found these cute bows, and it was just the right size for the deer! 

Here is another item from the $1 shelf at Target, the wooden sentiment! They're actually tags, but I saw them as sentiment on my cards...;-)
I mounted it on this pleated ribbon then brushed my fancy gold glitter pen on it.

Let me talk about the background.
I patted Versamark over this forest stencil from Winnie and Walter on watercolor paper, then heat embossed with white. I then brushed over the trees with watered down Crumb Cake Ink, water colored between them with Soft Sky. It's really too bad that I covered up most of it, because it came out beautiful!

I placed this beautiful window sheet with felt design on my Gumball Green base. It's from the SU Holiday Catty a few years back... I know, I was hoarding my DSPs all these years and now trying to use them...*hee hee* 

My notes...

Paper: Gumball Green, Crumb Cake, Gold Foil Sheet, Mocha Morning SDSP, Watercolor Paper, Core'dinations Vintage Collection
Ink: Crumb Cake, Soft Sky, Versamark
Accessory: Real Red Waven Satin Ribbon, Mini Bows and Merry Christmas Tag (Target)
Tool: Heat Tool, White Stampin' Emboss Powder, Scenery: Into The Woods Creative Screening (Winnie and Walter), In Blooms: Paulina's Greenery Cutaway (Winnie and Walter), Maggie Holmes Open Book Die (Crate Paper), Paint Brush

Thank you so much for stopping by!
Hope you enjoyed it!


  1. Classic! Love the bow tie and,embossed wreath! Glad you joined us at FMS!

  2. Wonderful layers and texture on this with the birch trees, wreath, stag head and wooden sentiment! Thank you for joining us in the Mixed Media Card Challenge Naki! Julia xx

  3. So beautiful. And such wonderful texture and dimension! Thanks for joining us at the MMCC this month.

  4. Very beautiful! I love the background, the stag framed with the wreath and bow tie. Don't worry about the vellum - I forgot too! Thanks for sharing at the Mixed Media Card Challenge.

  5. lovely Xmas card!! thanks for joining in with us at MMCC :)

  6. Gorgeous and fun card! Love the bowtie on the stag - too cute! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  7. He looks perfect in his bow tie! I love your mix of elements - very festive. Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.