Joy | Snow | Noel | Christmas Card

Good Evening, we are back, as promised, with some gorgeous Christmas card inspiration from Sharon Traynor featuring our Christmas Words Background stamp…


I just couldn’t resist playing with some of the Christmas stamps and making a non-traditional coloured, sparkly holiday card.

As always, this is super-simple to make and only uses a few supplies too.

First, cut a panel of water colour paper, sprinkle on some brushos and spritz with water to move the colours around. Let it dry completely (ideally leave it overnight). In the photo below I made 2 backgrounds, one where I wet the water colour paper first (on the left – that one was used on a different card) and the other made with a dry background and spritzed after adding the brusos (on the right) that I used on this card.

brusho paint

Once it is completely dry, heat emboss the main ‘image’ i.e. the sentiment panel with a sparkly silver embossing powder. Next rub some clear versamark ink around the outside edges of the panel, sprinkle on the same embossing powder, but before heat embossing, rough up the internal edges with your finger for a more natural distressed look.

Stamp and heat emboss the holly leaf from the ‘Sentimental Christmas’ set, and fussy cut it out. Attach the water colour panel to a card blank and then add the holly leaf to the bottom right of the sentiments, making sure to curl the holly leaves.

On the inside of the card stamp the sentiment and stamp the holly leaf too, to tie it in with the front of the card.

This would be so easy to batch make too. I love that from a batch of brusho backgrounds, none of the cards would look identical, and if you changed the embossing powder too that would add even more variety.

christmas words background stamp - card


Stamps Used:

Other Supplies:

Watercolour card, Brushos (purple and emerald green), Versamark clear ink pad, Heat It Up! silver tinsel embossing powder white card.

Well, I hope you liked this card. It was fab to see you here today, and I do hope you’ll come back for a visit soon.

Sharon xx

Sharon this is so beautiful, the silver embossing looks wonderful against the vibrant colours! The inside of your card is gorgeous too.. Thank you ♡

You will find more of Sharon’s fabulous cards and projects over on her blog.

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