Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Penny Black and Happy Little Stampers Christmas wreath card

Hello everyone and welcome to the April Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge. All our Christmas Challenges are Anything Goes with an optional twist you can play along with if you wish. This time our twist is Emboss.

One lucky winner will receive a $15 discount at the Happy Little Stampers Store, so why not play along with us and work on your Christmas pile?

I came up with this card

1) Take a panel of card and stamp and emboss the wreath from the Penny Black 'A wish for peace' transparent stamp set. Also emboss the sentiment from Happy Little Stampers Mixed Christmas Sentiments in red.

2) Dry emboss the panel with the Papertrey Ink Canvas Impression Plate and then colour the leaves with yellow and green alcohol pens. I used my new Spectrum Noir Illustrator pens and I have to say I am very impressed with them so far!

3) Stamp and die cut the holly sprig from the Clearly Besotted Little pudding set, shape the leaves and colour the berries.

4) Stamp and die cut the bow from the Clearly Besotted Hanging Around stamp set.

5) On a separate strip of card, randomly stamp and emboss the other holly image in the Penny Black set to create a border, and colour it.

6) Assemble the card using a thin strip of green and red card to separate the layers, and raise the panel on fun foam. To finish off, coat all the leaves with SN Clear Sparkle Pen and add glossy accents to the berries.

Why not visit the HLS Blog to see some inspiration from the team and join in with us this month?

Thanks for stopping by.

Carol x


  1. Lovely card Carol....but oh thinking about Christmas breaks me out in a hot sweat....or is that my age?..lol Love your colouring on those leaves.

  2. Great combining of stamps! Your coloring looks great and wow that red embossing -I think I need red embossing powder, so striking!

  3. So lovely and I love the soft colors you did on it.

  4. Gasp! This is soooo pretty, Carol! Your coloring is flawless - wait. What? There are new pens I need to get now??? I love that Impression Plate and the effect it has and that border treatment is AWEmazing! I will be stea, er, CASEing that for sure!! Thank you so much for joining in my NBUS Challenge #11! Love and hugs, Darnell

  5. That's a very beautiful wreath and I love how you've echoed it with your side panel.

  6. Love the way you did the little border with strips of red and green cs - perfect elements to go with your beautiful wreath!

  7. Great card arrangement. IM very impressed! I love splitting individual panels with narrow stripes of color. I also love the border with holly. Your card is amazing.

  8. Lovely CAS design and beautiful stamping! Thanks for sharing with us at Sweet Stampin' Christmas Challenge.

  9. Such a pretty card, thanks for joining us at CCC.

  10. I love all of the elements in this card. That PTI Canvas IP is so wonderful - I haven't used it a while. You've inspired me to pull it out!! Your coloring is gorgeous and all the little details like the bow, the extra die cut holly, side panel and embossed sentiment combine to make this an absolutely wonderful creation! Stephanie DT

  11. Can you tell I'm playing catch up? Sheesh! Where does the time go? Anyhoo this is a stunning and a very classy Christmas card .. I love how you added that sprig to give the whole thing such dimension!

  12. This looks so pretty ... I love the traditional colours xx


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Carol x


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