Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Twelve Days of Christmas Cards Challenge with Kylie and Friends!

Hi there

Today I'm excited to be sharing a card as part of Kylie's Twelve Days of Christmas Cards Challenge.  

For twelve days Kylie is sharing a different handcrafted Christmas card and has some friends from blogland joining her each day along the way.  I'm delighted to have been asked to join her today, which is Day 11.  So please do click back through Kylie's posts if you've missed the previous posts with some wonderful inspiration.

Kylie is my 'boss lady' at Happy Little Stampers (and also at Addicted to Stamps and More where I was previously a DT member).  I also had the pleasure of meeting this wonderful lady back in July at the Happy Little Stampers Craft Retreat, she's an absolute star.

Ok, back to the challenge, you can enter as many times as you like and there are prizes up for grabs too! The linky tool will be open until 12pm on the 17th of December (AEST).

$20 Gift Certificate

$20 Gift Certificate

20€ Gift Certificate

So, onto my card, and I've used one of the new sets from the latest Happy Little Stampers release, Christmas Joy...

On a panel of white cardstock I masked off the top half and firstly stamped my holly images in VersaMark before heat embossing in white.  I then used the emboss resist technique to blend over three different green shades of Distress Ink before removing the mask.  I then used the watercolour lift technique by adding water to the leaves and lifting the colour away with a paper towel.  I stamped the sentiment in black and adhered the panel onto the card base using 3D foam.  I then added some Stickles in pink....after looking for red Stickles which I don't actually own! lol

Materials used:

  • Stamps: Happy Little Stampers - Christmas Joy
  • Ink: VersaMark; Distress Ink - Forest Moss, Pine Needles, Lucky Clover; Versafine - Onyx Black
  • Embossing Powder: Wow! - Opaque Bright White
  • Accents: Stickles - Pink

Challenge entries:

A Gem of a Challenge - Challenge #184 - Anything Christmas Goes
Dream Valley - Challenge #146 - Christmas
Fantasy Stampers - Challenge #77 - CAS Christmas
AAA Cards - Game #79 - Christmas
Inkspirational - Challenge #123 - CAS with Sparkle

Thanks so much for joining me today.  I hope you'll play along by linking up your Christmas creations.  We would love to see them and you might even win one of the fantastic prizes up for grabs.

Bye for now


  1. Anita, your embossing/lifting technique has worked wonders with the holly images! Gorgeous card in every way!! Love it!

  2. Gorgeous card, Anita! I love how you used this technique on your panel, and how you added sparkle to your card with pink Stickles :)

  3. You could have fooled me with your pink Stickles. The berries do look red in the photograph. Love how this turned out.

  4. Your resist panel is just stunning, totally love it! Thanks for sharing at AAA cards.

  5. Great design Anita - I love that traditional green holly panel with the cas design. Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational Challenges.

  6. This is gorgeous, Anita! Love the green on the bottom!
    The Leaf Studio

  7. Pretty Xmas card Anita, I don't often use green....I should though as it looks so effective here, well done ;) Viv xx

  8. Gorgeous, so festive, so colourful. Love it. Thanks for playing along with us at Fantasy Stampers. Caz DT.

  9. Pretty embossed leaves and masked area! Thanks for playing along at AAA Cards!

  10. This is gorgeous Anita ! I love these two technique and I must admit that you made wonders with both of them ! I love this big white space above your stamping so that your card stays CAS ! Absolutely awesome ! Thanks for sharing.
    Izzy Scrap


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