Tuesday 29 December 2020

Festive Foliage

Good evening

Back with another of this year's makes and this time it's one with a nice classic and traditional feel.

I'll get straight to it...

For a change I chose to make a square card here and cut a square panel which was slightly smaller than the base.  I masked off the sides of the panel and began by lightly blending a background with Iced Spruce Distress Ink.  I used a lighter hand towards the centre, the blend didn't have to be perfect as I was going to stencil over the top.  I added the foliage stencil over the top and blended with red, brown and two shades of green ink.  I then cut a wide strip of vellum and stamped and heat embossed a bold sentiment in gold before wrapping this around the panel and securing on the reverse.  To finish I matted the panel onto a larger red panel and then adhered flat to the card base.

Materials used:
  • Stencil: Tim Holtz - Festive
  • Ink: Distress Ink - Iced Spruce, Pine Needles, Candied Apple, Gathered Twigs; VersaMark
  • Stamps: Clearly Besotted - Merry Calligraphy
  • Embossing Powder: Wow! - Metallic Gold Rich
  • Vellum and cardstock from stash

Challenge entries:

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Challenge #522 - Anything Goes
Dream Valley - Challenge #238 - Christmas
Just Add Ink - Challenge #536 - Inspiration Pic
STAMPlorations - December Stencil Challenge - Anything Goes
STAMPlorations - December Theme & Photo Prompt Challenge - I chose the photo

Still a couple more to share with you so I'll be back again soon.


  1. Gorgeous card! Thanks for playing with us at STAMPlorations Theme & Photo Prompt challenge & Happy New Year!

  2. such an elegant Christmas card! love it! Thanks for playing along with us at STAMPlorations stencil challenge!!

  3. Lovely creation Neets. Your beautiful project at STAMPlorations December Stencil Challenge is much appreciated. Join us again in this month's challenge. Happy New Year and blessings :)
    Hugs and smiles,
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