Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Mistletoe

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Won't you meet me under the Mistletoe?  Anne here with today's card which features the Mistletoe Whispers die from the latest release and the Die-Versions Compliments-Holiday 1 die.


I wanted to try something a little different for the background, so I cut some patterned paper into 1/2" and 1" strips.  After distressing the edges with Distress Ink (Pine Needles), I began to paper weave the strips, alternating the widths.  I have to say, it was quicker and easier to do than I thought it would be and I like how it makes a puffy background.

The Mistletoe die cut was colored with Copic markers.  I applied Dimensional Glue to the berries and then covered them with Cloud Nine Velvet Glitter from Sparkle N Sprinkle.  As the white glue dried, it left an opaque white berry (just like the images of mistletoe that I googled).  Adhesive was only added down the center of the die cut as I wanted the leaves to naturally pop up from the background.

The bow was covered in Gypsy Red Velvet glitter and I added a small pearl to the center after the glue had dried.  The sentiment was also outlined with a bit of Spica glitter pen, but the photos didn't pick up that subtle shimmer.



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3 comments:

  1. Fab card - love the paper weaving technique

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  2. I love the paper pieced background ~ it is stunning!! The mistletoe turned out so very pretty!!

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  3. This is gorgeous, Anne!! The woven background looks amazing!! I love the dimensional glue and glitter on the berries!! What a fabulous card!!

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