Saturday, October 13, 2018

Wishing You a Very Merry, Merry Christmas!

Happy Saturday!  I am popping in with a card to share.  I made another Christmas card.

    I am playing along with Papertrey Ink Make It Monday.  The challenge is to create pattern stamped frames.  

I started with some PTI select white card stock.  I die cut the Bold Borders: Yuletide die for my frame.  I masked off the lower half and ink blended the top using some barn door distressed oxide ink and added some fired brick distress ink to make the color a little deeper and richer.  I masked off the top then ink blended the bottom using mowed lawn distressed oxide ink.  I let the panel dry thoroughly before I white embossed the script background(retired set) pattern over the top. 

Next, I stamped and die cut the holly and berries from Spruce and Sprigs stamp set and Spruce and Sprigs die set using New Leaf and a slightly darker green ink.  For the berries I used pure poppy and a touch of scarlet jewel inks. I stamp the spruce image from Holiday Greens stamp set and die cut with the Holiday Greens die set using versamark and gold embossed. 

For the sentiment, I white embossed the sentiment from Sentiment Staples: Christmas Mini stamp set.  I used the Wine Bottle Tag "2 die for the sentiment strip and gold embossed the "Merry Christmas" using another sentiment from the same set.

I assembled my card using some foam tape for added dimension.  I adhere the panel to a top folding PTI select white card stock base.  I finished my card with some clear sequins.

As always thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. Had to come by for a closer look to see how you made this card is absolutely AMAZING!! So much detail on your frame and it is just it!! The added holly leaves, berries, greenery, and sentiment all just add to the overall perfection of this lovely, lovely card! You truly aced this challenge and I envy the person who receives this beautiful card this Christmas!! :0)

  2. Agree with a Marcia 100%, Betty. Your card is absolutely stunnin in every sense of the word. The gold enriched it even more so. Perfection!

  3. Gorgeous card, Betty!! Love the richness and your added ink layering!

  4. so your all your sweet holiday details!


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