Today I have a guest post to share with you. Riikka Kovasin is here to share some Christmas Cards – with a video for you to see how she put them together!
I had sent Riikka some Happy Scatter goodies for my Frosty Festivities 2014 event, but unfortunately the parcel never reached her, it’s lost somewhere out in the world! So I sent her another parcel and she’s made some very pretty cards with the items:
Let me hand over to Riikka to tell you more about them…
It’s Riikka here with a guest post! I’m so happy that I got the chance to guest and play with the Happy Scatter items!
I’m mostly a scrapbooker but the Makes Me Merry 3×4″ Cards that I found in the envelope inspired me to do some Holiday cards. As I also had some lovely stencils in the envelope (Stars Of Wonder and Deck The Halls Paperchains), I went mixed media with the background. I wanted the background have the colours as the 3×4″ white cards spoke to me as such. I used acrylic paints and Pan Pastels to make the backgrounds and then layered the 3×4″ cards on top. To finish the cards I used Happy Scatter Wood Veneers and Die-Cut Shapes:
If you want to see how the cards were made, please see the video tutorial!
These cards can be done in no time and the same basic idea can be translated to fit different seasons. Just get the Makes Me Merry 3×4″ cards and start playing with paints and inks!
Thank you for having me Jennifer! Wishing you all happy Holiday season!
More about Riikka:
I’m a mixed media style crafter from Finland. Scrapbooking layouts are my biggest passion, but I also love to create canvases, cards and recently I’ve grown an interest on ATCs. Please visit me on my blog or other social media sites! It would be a pleasure to hear from you!
You can find me at:
blog Paperiliitin (http://paperiliitin.blogspot.com)
Thank you Riikka for putting the Happy Scatter items to good use, I love the stained-glass window style effect these cards have!
Do you ever use mixed-media techniques to make Christmas Cards? Add a link in the comments if you have any to show us.
Bye for now,