Friday 22 July 2022

Holly Jolly Christmas

I have another Christmas card to share today...this one features a large sentiment stamp from the 'Festive Phrases' set by Funky Fossil, and a 'Holly Spray' stamp from Woodware. I started by stamping the sentiment in the centre of a black piece of card using Versamark Ink, then heat embossed in 'Metallic Gold Rich' embossing powder from WOW. I stamped and embossed the holly spray in more gold, stamping it off the top and bottom edges of the panel, then added some colour to the leaves and berries using Cosmic Shimmers mica pigments mixed with a little water. I then splattered some gold mica over the top...then matted the panel on to some gold mirror card before adding it to a DL card blank. It's all lovely and sparkly and shimmery in real life...but not easy to get that to pick up in the photos!

Challenges for this card:


  1. Helen: Your Christmas card is very festive and elegant! Thanks for including MTTC in your links! We hope to see you back for future themes! --Becca/DT

  2. I bet the shine on this is wonderful in real life. Love how you have used those stamps on a black background. Very classy. Thanks for sharing it with us at we love stamping this month xx

  3. So striking with the gold against black Helen, many thanks for sharing at We Love Stamping.

    B x

  4. Thanks for entering the embossing challenge at Crafty Friends. Your card is beautiful.
    Diane Louise (Team Leader) xx


Thanks for taking the time to look and comment on my cards! Helen x