Doing some last minute homework for the Online Holiday Card Class, inspired by Debby Hughes' stunning "easy to reproduce" gift tag card, I thought I'd show you how easy it is to step up from CAS to Mixed Media Cards - also to encourage you to play along with the current Mixed Media Card Challenge Christmas (with Bells optional), and still be a quick and easy card to reproduce!
My first CAS card was kept very simple, stamping Uniko Studio Pure Florala Ponsettia and Peace Love Joy sentiment on a Lawn Fawn tag in Hero Arts Gold ink and Rangers Pearl Gold embossing. The added splatter is created by flicking Heidi Swapp Gold Lame, rather than spraying, so there is still a lot of white space, essential for a CAS card.
Stepping it up, to create a Mixed Media Card, I sprayed the Heidi Swapp Gold Lame, added some MME gold striped patterned paper, Jingle and Joy gold twine bow and stamped this gorgeous STAMPlorations Jingle Bells image, with more solid lines, also using Hero Arts Gold ink and Rangers Pearl Gold embossing on the die cut Lawn Fawn tag. I diecut a second tag from a foam sheet, and used this behind the stamped tag for added dimension.
Virginia's View All Things Metallic (Card 2),