Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Phill Martin Merry Christmas card

Hello everyone and welcome to another challenge over at Addicted to Stamps and More, and this time we have a holiday theme.

I came up with a flat, post friendly card that would be suitable for mass producing.

1) Make a 5 by 5 white card blank and cut an aperture in it with a stitched square die.

2) Take the Phill Martin Holly Frame and stamp it on the stitched square with green ink and quickly add clear embossing powder.

3) Take the Merry Christmas greeting from the set and stamp it in red ink in the centre of the frame and add clear embossing powder.I find that this technique works well for me and it saves the expense of having lots of colours of embossing powder.  Emboss with a heat gun. I prefer to use the heat gun once to minimise warping of the card.

4) Apply glue to the back of the square, close the card and stick the square through the aperture to get good placement.

5) Stamp the large holly stamp from the Clearly Besotted Little Pudding set in green ink and colour the berries with a red pen.

6) Add glossy accents to the berries and leave it to dry.

You'll find lots of inspiration over on the ATSM blog, and you have two weeks to join in with the challenge.

Thanks for stopping by

Carol x


  1. Gorgeous card Carol and so handy for making in bulk for Christmas...lots of huggles Sue xx

  2. Super CAS Christmas card with a great twist! :)

  3. Lovely card Carol..so crisp and striking.

  4. A beautiful and very elegant Christmas card Carol. Barbxx

  5. This is fabulous!! I love the pretty stamps you used and how you made this an interactive card. I so need to try but totally stink at doing this!! Beautiful design!!

  6. This is such a great idea for a lovely and unique Christmas card, Carol.

  7. Beautifully done Carol. Love the bright shades of red and green you have used here for a modern, crisp look. I have invested in some drawing gum so will be closely following your tutorial...don't hold your breath though, my efforts may take some time to perfect!! xx

  8. Wow....what a fabulous card. Love the incredible look you created.

  9. This is so elegant and I love the design ... Perfect stamping and embossing too ... Beautiful Carol!

  10. Such a striking Christmas card, made all the more special with the aperture! Festive fantastic!

  11. I love how simple your card is and so sweet
    and love all the tiny holly leaves
    Sweet Holiday Card teamie
    I am so sorry just visiting All DT cards today..
    I was so busy all the weeks :)
    hugs from Teammate

  12. This is absolutely gorgeous card, Carol! The embossing and lots of white give it an elegant and lovely look.

  13. Such a beautiful, clean, crisp card, Carol! I love the look of that aperture!


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Carol x


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