Friday, December 22, 2017

Christmas Wishes Card

Hello, back again with another Christmas card inspired by Linda Coughlin's 12 Tags Of Christmas Funkie Junkie Style challenge sponsored by her online shop The Funkie Junkie Boutique.  This card was inspired by Linda's week #11 tag, I can hardly believe that I only have one more card to get finished before the deadline of December 29th!

I was inspired by Linda's Merry Christmas stenciled background on her tag and that wonderful plaid belly band, I had to make a few substitutions on my card though so read on for the how to.

I started out with a gessoed cardstock panel and inked it with Antique Linen Distress Oxide ink, activated with some spritzes of water.  I stamped a little greenery swap at the top and bottom of the panel with a Sleigh Ride stamp from Artistic Outpost and Simon Says Stamp's Olive dye ink.  The greenery swags were then masked off and Tim Holtz's Holiday background stamp was stamped over the entire background with Claret StazOn ink.

A plaid belly band was cut from scrapbook paper from Tim's Yuletide Paper Stash (at least I think it is from Yuletide!) and adhered across the middle of the background.  A piece of red satin ribbon from my stash was then adhered over top of the plaid belly band ... and that's where I stopped taking in process pics so you know the drill, here are some close ups!

Tim's Retro Merry Christmas die was cut from gold Metallic Kraft-Stock and sanded for an aged appearance.  The negative of the 'merry' word was then backed with silver Metallic Kraft-Stock and both die cuts adhered over top of the belly band and background.

A vintage Santa Claus image from Tim's Tidings Paper Stash was punched with the Sizzix 1 1/4" circle punch.  A large Tag Press ring was coloured with Gold Mixative alcohol ink, the Santa image inserted into the coloured ring and the tag created with Tim's Tag Press.  The tag was then popped up on some 3D Zots Singles adhesive dots below the plaid belly band.

And that was that!  I contemplated adding some more embellishments but didn't want to cover up any more of that wonderful stamped Holiday background so decided to leave it alone.

Thanks as always for stopping by, especially at this very busy time of the year.  I hope to get my 12th and final card finished before the 25th so hopefully will be back in a day or two to share it with you, till then happy creating!

Deb xo


  1. I really like it. The antique feel of it is wonderful

  2. Beautiful Deb. Hope your and your family have an amazing Christmas. Lots of fluffy snow here today in Ontario, love it as long as I don't have to drive!


  3. Gorgeous card Deb. Merry Christmas, Angela xXx

  4. Oh, I absolutely love this, Deb! The background is wonderful with the beautiful Artistic Outpost scroll at the top and bottom. That really makes the card for me. Love the gold edged tag you made with the tag press ring too. Sensational job on Week #11. I'm sorry I've been so slow to get around to comment. I hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas season.


  5. Simply BEAUTIFUL! I love the vintage look of this--something you do so well! Your choice of materials for the belly band and that gorgeous Christmas die cut are spectacular! I didn't even use that die cut at all this season; proof I have too many Christmas crafting supplies! Happy New Year and sending warm hugs!


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