Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Christmas Joy

Hello everyone,  Jennifer here again,

Hope life has been good to you all.   We have had quite a busy week so far.   Hopefully I will manage to fit in some crafting time tomorrow.   Today's card was made for Sue and Harvey of Imagination Craft's in September 2011 and uses their pretty Holly Stencil.   It is a fairly quick card to make, so here we go!

Take a piece of white card and colour it using the distress inks - Dried Marigold,  Victorian Velvet, Scattered Straw,  Peeled Paint,    When dry lay the stencil on top of the now coloured card and dab the Forest Moss through the stencil using a stencil brush.

When the green ink is dry, lay the stencil back onto the design and dab the Versamark Pad through the design on the stencil.   Carefully remove the stencil and brush the mica powders over the design.   Remove the excess powder.   Trim around the edge of the design with scissors and matt onto some black card.    Fix the organza ribbon across the card front, securing on the reverse.   

Cut out a label from black card and one from cream card using the Spellbinder's Fancy Tags Die.   Thread the gingham ribbon through the slots on the black tag and fix on top of the ribbon and secure on the reverse of the card.   Cut out the oval only from the cream tag and stamp 'Joy' in the centre with a black ink pad and colour the cream oval using the stencil and the distress inks.   Then brush with mica powders.   Glue the cream oval onto the black tag.

Matt this onto some gold mirror card then onto some cream card, each time leaving a border showing, slightly larger border for the cream card.

Make two gingham bows and glue one on each side of the card.   Glue the red rhinestones to the card front in groups of threes for the holly berries.

Well that's this card finished, hope you all like it.   See you again soon.  Thank you for stopping by our blog, we do appreciate your visits.

Crafty Hugs until Next Time,
Love Jennifer xxx


  1. This is gorgeous as always Jennifer.

    Linda xxx

  2. You're so kind Linda, thank you. Hugs Jennifer xx

  3. such a pretty card Jennifer - love this - and the green gingham is such a nice touch xx

  4. Thank you very much Rachel. Hugs xx

  5. A gorgeous card Jennifer. Love how you have used the stencil.

  6. Hi there Mags, thank you. Hugs Jennifer xx


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