It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year: Mixed Media Card

A Most Wonderful Time

I am having a very productive week due to extra crafting time. I haven’t done much paper crafting though. I have been making another dress for my little sweetie to wear for Thanksgiving. And this time I even made a matching purse. I found some lovely lace off of Amazon to embellish the bottom of the dress.
She will be the best dressed at the thanksgiving table!

Creating the Card


My background was inspired by Linda’s third tag for her 12 Tags of Christmas sponsored by her Funkie Junkie Boutique. I loved her red and white candy cane stripes. I started out trying to make stripes by dripping paint but it didn’t quite turn out as expected so I painted the stripes with a brush. I also love the white lights on her tag so I added some dyed crochet thread and added liquid pearls to look like string lights.

The Process

The base is craft paper and then I layered my stripe background. I am always trying to use up old scraps so the circle die cut is a leftover that has been embossed with music notes. The stamps are from PaperArtsy. I absolutely love this cloche with the ornaments. I added paints to color the images and added some liquid pearls.

And today I am playing along with Elizabeth for Tea Day. As you can see, it is a cloudy autumn day. But as always, I am sipping tea!

Challenges Entered

12 Days Of Christmas #3: The Funkie Junkie Boutique

The Holly and Ivy Christmas: #19 Anything Goes

Christmas at Sweet Stamping: Anything Christmas Goes

The Merry Christmas Challenge: Anything Goes/Christmas

17 thoughts on “It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year: Mixed Media Card”

  • Beautiful mixed media card! The candy stripes looks so pretty and add such lovely shimmer and shine to the background. The PaperArtsy stamps you used are wonderful too 😁. That’s such a pretty dress you made your daughter, the lace is so delicate – amazing! I’m in awe of your dressmaking skills and I bet she will look so adorable in it at Thanksgiving too. Enjoy your tea and sending you very Happy T Day wishes! J 😊

  • You have done a lovely job on that dress and matching purse! She must be over the moon with it! The card is also very lovely, you are a creative lady!

  • The card is beautiful, but the dress is totally fantastic, a real show stopper. Your little girl will be a Thanksgiving princess. Happy T day, hugs, Valerie

  • I’m totally impressed with your sewing skills. I can’t sew a straight line, so I limit my sewing to paper on paper. Your youngest really WILL be the best dressed this Thanksgiving.
    I’m totally in love with your latest mixed media card. You put SO much into everything you make, even if it’s using leftovers. That’s the beauty of it, though. It’s wonderful. The stripes turned out fantastic, too.
    What a perfect way to enjoy time indoors on a cold day. Thanks for sharing your lovely dress, the fabulous card, and your tea with us for T this Tuesday, Kate.

  • fabulous layers an imagery on the mixed media card-well done Kate! And that dress and cap-GORGEOUS!! It takes real sewing talent to make something this detailed. Happy T day!

  • It is a beautiful mixed media card, good for you to use up some scraps.
    Your little girls dress looks gorgeous, she will be the belle of the party.
    Happy T day wishes.

  • The little dress is just adorable. I hope you share a view of how cute she looks in it. 🙂 Nice card too. I think you, like me, always feel accomplished after some artful time. Happy T day Kate.

  • Ohhhhhh my gosh! That dress and purse are the cutest! I didn’t sew when my girls were little, but when we had a wee one to live with us for six months I loved to sew for her! Nothing this glamorous, mind you. I love the amazing color and vintage lace. Truly remarkable! Your collage is equally inspiring. Those are really fun stamps! Hugs, Autumn

  • The dress for your daughter is just precious, Kate. Your card is fabulous. Love all the layers, the tattered look and the embellishment details. The cloche of ornaments is the crowning glory.
    Happy T-day! Hugs, Eileen

  • Oh my, the dress and purse are absolutely darling, so beautifully made and the lace is truly gorgeous. Your mixed media card came out terrific. Love your color palette and the images/sentiment are so much fun. Great to have you back with me for Tag #3!

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