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Sunday, 3 April 2016

Christmas Card Club

Can you believe it is already April!!!! Each year always starts busy for me with Stampin' Up! launching its annual mega promotion Sale-a-bration, but April already.  It's also yet another fortnight on since our last Christmas Card Club Challenge.  The challenge was set by Carol who asked us to use a stencil or embossing folder if we didn't have a stencil.  I do have stencils and used this one from the cute pack of 6" x 6" stencils called Happy Patterns (138313).  With a little snail adhesive I attached my basic black layer onto a piece of copier paper just enough to hold it in place. Then using masking tape I held the stencil in place over the card stock.  I then carefully used my Versa Mark pad to add ink  although this was a little tricky as this stencil has lots of detail and so is not the most stable of stencils.  Check out one of the other stencils that I used in my last stamping scene post for more ideas.  Having added the ink I removed the stencil and then added silver embossing powder and heated with a heat gun.  

The stencilled back ground is then matted onto a frame of silver glimmer paper and finally onto a white card base.  

Santa is a stamp I bought in Lakeland years ago when they sold crafty goodies.  He's kinda jolly and I stamped him twice in black Staz On ink and coloured him in with my Stampin' Up! marker pens.  I cut out his head to give extra depth to the image.  I've also used a Wink of Stella clear pen to add some sparkle to his hat band, gloves and holly berries.  

Last but not least is a sentiment from Sassy Salutations which is a script set covering most events of the year.  

Have a great Sunday and pop by the other ladies in our challenge group who have some super inspiration for you.  If you fancy joining our gang please do let us know.  


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Happy Little Stampers -Stencils 


  1. Wonderful card - I will be a tad late - forgot what day is was!! Your background really looks good!
    sandy xx

  2. I wouldn't have thought touse ink amd embossing powder so that's a great tip to remember Zoe. Love your card - and I have also been and checked out your othe card too. Hope your dad is continuing to make good progress! Hugs Christine xx

  3. Fabulous card Zoe, love the image and design, great colours too. I hope your Dad is getting better, take care, Kate x

  4. It's lovely that's another thing to do with masks....I never thought about embossing must have a go!......such a jolly Santa! Xxxx

  5. The stenciled embossing on the black c/s looks wonderful. (much easier than paste too, I'll bet!). The card design is so striking with the black & silver and this jolly Santa popped up. Love it! TFS & Hugs

  6. Such a wonderful background you created for the lovely Santa Zoe!

    Love and hugs

  7. This is a great combo of a traditional and modern Christmas design! Love sparkle on Christmas cards and these silvery stripes with spots looks really cool as background.

  8. Fabulous card Zoe....
    Love the Santa Claus....
    Hugs Sylvie xx

  9. Lovely card Zoe. Hugs Rita xx

  10. You stencillooks stunning and love the cheery Santa. Great idea to cut his head again to give a raised effect. time is just slipping through my fingers at the moment. Don't know where it is going to either. hugs Mrs A.

  11. Great use of this stencil Zoe and great Santa image.

  12. Cute card! Thanks so much for playing along at Happy Little Stampers xx

  13. This is cute Zoe, great use of the stencil on that lovely background. Carol x


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