Saturday, December 15, 2012

Holly Christmas Card

Hi Dreamers!
Happy Saturday!  Switching back to Christmas today with a card and decorated envelope made with Blockhead Stamps.

Envelope close up

Materials List:
Stamps: An Illustrated Christmas from Blockheads Stamps
Tuxedo Black Memento
Tumbled Glass and Shabby Shutters Distress Ink - Ranger
Copic Markers: YG91, YG63, R35
Cardstock: Solar White Neenah, cherry red, and black
Epoxy Sticker

  • Make a card base with the cherry red cardstock.
  • On the Solar White CS stamp one of the holly images with Tuxedo Black ink.
  • Stamp again on a scrap of paper and cut out.  This will be used as a mask.
  • Cover the first image with the mask
  • Repeatedly stamp the holly image to cover the white CS.
  • Color the main image with Copic Markers

  • Distress the stamped piece with Shabby Shutters Distress ink.
  • Layer with black CS and add to card base.

  • Add a Holiday Epoxy sticker
  • Tie a bow in ribbon and glue to card

Some fun Challenges for my Holly Card:
Card Makin Mamas: Holiday
Fat Pages with Attitude: Anything goes
Simon Says Stamp: favorite...I used a favorite Tech: masking
Do you Stack Up: Christmas
Crafty Hazel Nuts: Christmas
Card Crafters Circle: red white and green
Crafts and Me: no blues
Pretty Little Ribbon Shop:Christmas

Hope you have a great weekend!  Love ya


  1. Beautiful card and the decorated envelope is such an added bonus - thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 103 - hope to see you again soon. x

  2. Lovely stamping and inking Karen, it's made a very effective card and envelope.

    Thanks so much to sharing with us at Pretty Little Ribbons challenge this month.

    B x

  3. What a beautiful Christmas card! I love the holly stamp and the background effect you have created.

    Thanks for joining the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop challenge.

    Sarah x

  4. Absolutely delicious image - the card and envelope both look stunning!
    Alison x

  5. Your work is stunning! I have become a follower and hope that you will visit me: Http:// I would also like to invite you to join me at my challenge blog Judging by your work here, I think it is a challenge that you would enjoy!

    I found you at Blockhead Stamps!

  6. Oooohhh...pretty! Love the CAS design. Simple, but elegant.

    Thanks for playing along with our Christmas/New Year Challenge! Stop by on Friday to see more holiday inspiration at Card Makin' Mamas!

    Happy Holidays!


  7. Gorgeous Xmas card!
    Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week!

  8. so elegant, and I love that you did an envelope to match also! Thanks for sharing them at the Simon Says Stamp challenge this week!

  9. Gorgeous Stamping! Love how you've overlapped them! Thanks for sharing with us at Card Crafter's Circle!

  10. Fab creation. Thanks for joining us at Fat Pages and Cards with Attitude.

  11. Ooo, Karen . . . your beautifully stamped and colored holly looks fabulous on this wonderfully simple card and matching envelope! So glad to see this entry at the Crafts and Me Stamps digi team's "Why So Blue? = No Blues Allowed!" challenge. Hugz, ~ Rose


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