A Very Victorian Mixed Media Christmas Card Tutorial for Little Birdie Crafts
Hello, Friends! I just love traditional red and green Christmas cards, don’t you? But every once in a while, I like to go off the beaten path and play with non-traditional Christmas colors. And that’s how this Very Victorian Mixed Media Christmas Card Tutorial for Little Birdie Crafts came into being.
Little Birdie asked me to create a Christmas project this go round. Since I did not have any Little Birdie Christmas papers, images or flowers, I had to get a little bit creative on this one. So after I did a lot of thinking with my thunker, I decided that this pinkalicious Christmas card could pass muster. What do you think?
This is a 6″ x 6″ top fold card made with papers from the Vintage Reflections and Aquarelle 12×12 paper packs. I selected the “Celebrate” chipboard from the Birthday Wishes Primed Chipboard package. I selected the candy cane image from a Gecko Galz Altered Christmas Digital Download.
TIP: To add lots of dimension to a project, print the image twice (3″ x 4″). Cut out the candy cane and flower cluster from one image. Adhere the cut out image to the print using dimensionals. This makes a small image really POP on the page.
Very Victorian Mixed Media Christmas Card Tutorial: The Flowers
Little Birdie Camila Moonlight Flowers come with foliage stems and coiled wire stems. The Rosemund Pink Roses are soft and delicate, and I just love the fact that they come on stems with foliage and berries attached. To add texture, dimension and fullness to the floral cluster, I tucked in Green Allium Foliage and Green Ferns. The feathers from my stash help carry out the vintage vibe.
Fantasy Rose Shimmer Satin Ribbon is the perfect color match for the floral cluster. To add even more dimension and contrast to the flowers, dry brush on a mixture of Grainy Texture Paste and Fire Brick Metallic Paint. While digging around in my Christmas embellishment stash, I found these miniature pink ornaments. Sometimes it does pay off to pick up random things on sale!
Victorian Style is all about excess and abundance. It was fun to take this creation over the top with florals, embellishments, texture and dimension!
Very Victorian Mixed Media Christmas Card Tutorial: A Peek Inside
The interior of the card is very simple, but still lovely. The slash pocket is the perfect spot to tuck in a gift card or small treat. The sentiment and ticket are also from Gecko Galz Altered Christmas.
Very Victorian Mixed Media Christmas Card Tutorial: Snapguide!
If you’d like to try your hand at this Victorian beauty, I’ve created an easy to follow Snapguide Tutorial to show you how. There’s a complete supply list built into the Snapguide Tutorial for your convenience. I hope you enjoy!
A Fond Farewell
This is my last post as a member of the Little Birdie Crafts Design Team. I can’t believe how quickly the term has passed! It’s been a very good experience for me: I’ve made new friends, learned some new techniques, discovered new products and had loads of fun sharing all of the above with you. I’d like to thank my friends at Little Birdie Crafts for extending this opportunity to me. I hope to be able to Guest Design for them from time to time in the future.
I hope I shared some tips, tricks and Ideas today that you can use in your own crafty adventures. If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.
Thanks for stopping by!