Saturday, November 5, 2016
Saturday Step x Step - Mesh Christmas Card
It is Cec here and I am back to share the process that I used to make this Christmas card for the current challenge.
I started with some Recollections card stock for the blank. Next I chose paper from Graphic 45 St. Nicholas for the background and then a couple papers from Prima's Sweet Peppermint pad. I also cut some ephemera from the Graphic 45 pad. All the paper elements were distressed with my scissors and inked with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
Using a Marianne Creatables die I made one poinsettia from Tim Holtz Kraft Core Shattered Collections adding layers of red tulle petals in between the card stock petals. I coloured a Idea-ology Gumdrop with a Copic marker and added it to the centre.
Next I made a couple smaller poinsettias from crinoline that I dyed with a mixture of Candied Apple and Fired Brick Distress Ink. One layer of petals was dragged through a bit of Forest Moss DI. Some large seed beeds were added for centres.
I used the Holiday Greens die and some more of the Shattered Kraft Core to add some greenery behind the flowers. Finally I added the ephemera along with a Flash Card from the Holiday pack topped by a loopy bow made from burlap string and tied together with some little bells.
This was really a very easy card so I hope you will be inspired to dig out some sort of mesh and make something for our current challenge - you could get a start on your Christmas cards as I did or make some other project with mesh. You still have lots of time to enter the What a Mesh challenge as it runs until November 15th at 11:55 pm EST.