Thursday, September 18, 2014


Won't you meet me under the Mistletoe?  Today's card features the Mistletoe Whispers die from Die-Versions and the greeting is from 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.


Eret said...

So awesome background. Love this effect. Your coloring of the mistletoe is fabulous. Very beautiful Christmas card.

Shona Erlenborn said...

Love the background Anne. Great idea. Pretty mistletoe with white berries.

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Anne! what a FANTASTIC technique! I've never seen it before and now I want to make a card woven like that, too! WOW! It's so pretty! Thank you for showing so many angles so I could see how it looks. Was it difficult to do? Do you think fumble fingers can do it? The weaving complements your choice of die cuts beautifully! wonderful card! hugs, de

jimlynn said...

Wonderful! That paper weaving with the distressing of the edges just sets off the whole card. Love the mistletoe die too. PRETTY!!!

Linda Simpson said...

This is gorgeous Anne, I love how you have used the paper and loving the mistletoe.

Linda xxx

Lisa said...

This is so gorgeous, Anne!! The background looks amazing!! I love the weave!! The mistletoe is so beautiful!! The sparkly berries are a fabulous touch!! Have a great day :)

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Brenda said...

so pretty with the sparkly berries... I haven't even begun to think about Christmas cards yet LOL

NanaConnie said...

Oooo, great mistletoe die, Anne! Love the papers, too and it's such a great CAS design.

Tammy said...

Love the gorgeous background Anne, wonderful card!

Patricia St Martin said...

Anne so pretty, love the mistletoe. I do have to ask you how you did your background? Looks fantastic.
Hugs, Pat

nwilliams6 said...

Great layout and I love the way you did the mistletoe. Fun Christmas card Anne! Hugz