Iconic Christmas Stencil | Handmade Card

Hello! We are starting to feel festive here and we have some wonderful Christmas inspiration to share with you here on the blog. Heather Mitchell is here today with a gorgeous card created with our very popular Iconic Christmas stencil..

Well hello and welcome to Christmas! The Christmas scent is wafting through the house, the majority of my Christmas shopping is done (mainly all online this year like everyone) so I felt it was only right I shared a Visible Image Christmas card!

christmas card | stencil | stamps | pink | Visible Image

I know pink isn’t you’re typical Christmas colour but I love this for the background… it really ‘pings’ and I really want to remake this card for my daughter who is a very pink girl – if you get me!

The background is made using Distress Oxide ink pads (Picked Raspberry, Worn Lipstick, Spun Sugar and Candied Apple) and I’ve used them as watercolours so smooshing them onto a glass mat, giving the card a wash of water before adding the colour so you get a fabulous watery look. You could also use the Distress Spray Stains for this, use whatever is at hand.

Once dry, I’ve used the Christmas Eve stencil and Tonic Nuvo’s Indian Gold Embellishment Mousse to make this gorgeous sentiment. Once dry (about an hour I find) I’ve added some Candied Apple Distress Oxide. I used an ink pad as before but again, you could use spray and apply using a paint brush around the wording. I’ve outlined the gold sentiment using a Derwent Intense pencil to really help it ‘pop’.

The bauble strings have been heat embossed onto the background using Wow’s Black Onyx powder and a little shadow added using a Comic marker.

I love using text on backgrounds and I like them slightly distressed, not fully stamped so you get a bit of texture. Here I’ve taken the Christmas Backgrounds stamp set (which is brilliant!) with Versafine Clair’s Charming Pink ink pad and then heat embossed using Wow’s clear embossing powder, which gives a nice sheen to the text.

The beautiful baubles were made using watercolour card and I’ve drawn around the baubles and cut from the card. I wanted a distressed look to the baubles so scrubbed up the edges before adding the individual decoration. Once decorated, I’ve used the Freestyle Tool from Wow Embossing to scribble around the circles (and around the card itself) and add a beautiful gold colour. The baubles have then been added using some foam tape so you get a little dimension. To finish, I’ve matted the card onto black card and then onto an 8×8″ card blank.


christmas stencil | background stamp | Visible Image

christmas words background stamp

christmas icons stencil | tree | star | bauble

christmas eve stencil | sleigh | skyline

A really bright, modern card from me today but there are so many more over in the Visible Image Facebook group and on instagram too. Lots of inspiration to be found on Pinterest as well, so do pop over there and lose a couple of hours!

Stay safe everyone.

H xx

We absolutely love this card Heather! Non traditional Christmas colours are awesome and the texture is wonderful. Thank you ♡

You will find more inspiring projects from Heather over on her blog.

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We will be sharing more fabulous Christmas inspiration from our amazing team over the coming week before we take a much needed break for some family time, movies and festive food!

Sending our best wishes to you all.

Stay safe and well.

Helen & Mark xx


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