Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Holly Christmas


Hello Sweet Friends! Sheri here today with a Christmas card featuring the Holly Christmas stamp set from the September 2022 Christmas Release! This set does have a coordinating die set available! You can find the September 2022 Fall and Christmas Release HERE.

For my card I wanted to create an embossed background panel with a mix of the beautiful Holly images in the set for an elegant design. This type of card can easily be mass produced for the holidays.
Card Measurements:
White A2 Top Fold Card Base: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" (4 1/4" x 11", scored at 5 1/2")
Gold Mat: 3 7/8" x 5 1/8"
Cranberry Panel: 3 3/4" x 5"
Vellum Sentiment Strip: 5" x 1 3/4" 
Steps to Create Card:
  • Create a White A2 Top Fold Card Base: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" (4 1/4" x 11", scored at 5 1/2")
  • Cut Gold Mat: 3 7/8" x 5 1/8". For my sample I wanted the Gold Mat to perfectly match my embossed panel, so I took a piece of white card stock measuring 3 7/8" x 5 1/8" and ran my embossing pad (VersaMark) around the edges and embossed with the same embossing powder that I will be using on the main panel. 
  • Take burgundy card stock and randomly stamp the holly stamps to cover the panel. I used a Misti (stamp positioner). You can stamp all the images and embossed at the end but I recommend adding the powder after you stamp each image. This allows you to see the placement and prevent the ink from drying. You will need to work quickly.
  • Add a little ink blending to your stamped panel. I used a combination of Cranberry and Charcoal Brown ink. I was heavy handed with the cranberry but was very light handed with the Charcoal Brown ink and only added to the outer edges.
  • Take Strip of Vellum 5" x 1 3/4" and stamp and emboss the sentiment. I used the same gold embossing powder. Next attach the strip of vellum to the panel by wrapping it around and securing it from the back.
  • Assemble card. Foam tape is optional, I popped up the bottom panel for some dimension.
  • For embellishment I added a few gold solid confetti sequins.
(available also as a stamp alone stamp & die set)


Happy Stamping!!

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