Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Happy Little Stampers May Christmas Challenge

Hi there.  I am so pleased to have been asked to be Guest Designer for the Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge this month.  The challenge runs throughout May with an HLS $15 discount voucher to be won, and if you hop over to the blog you will find lots of wonderful inspiration from the Design Team, so good luck! 


I used white linen look card which I cut to form a 6" square base card and then cut another piece 5" square and on to this I embossed using the Spellbinders Captivating Squares largest die, it looks so different when you emboss it instead of die cutting it.   I then matted this on to a piece of black card and adhered it to the base card.   The parcel was then adhered within the embossed square.

I used a background stamp from Chocolate Baroque called Big Bold Background Snowflake Shadow and stamped and embossed part of it on to my 21/2" square parcel using Versamark Ink and WOW Black Sparkle Embossing Powder.  I then backed it with a piece of black card just to give a fine black edge and found a piece of narrow red ribbon to wrap around it, and for the bow on top.

I finished by added the sentiment on another piece of linen look card using Black Archival Ink and then cut to form a fishtail banner and attached this to the parcel as a tag.

Thank you for taking a look at my blog today.

Pat  x


  1. I love your CAS Christmas card, so elegant. The embossed frame is just beautiful and sets the parcel off really well.
    Janice x

  2. Hi Pat love how you have embossed your panel, and you have created a lovely little parcel, thanks for being our Guest this month at Happy Little Stampers xx

  3. Big congrats on the GD spot, Pat!!!! Your card is so beautiful with the dry embossed frame and the lovely gift with the red ribbon!!! The sentiment on the little flag is such a great idea!!! Love the thin black frame on the outside of the embossed panel!!! So beautiful!!!
    Have a great day!!!

  4. Your black and white card is so elegant Pat and I love how you embossed the die. The red ribbon really pops on the gift. Thanks so much for being our Guest Designer this month and I have fixed the link on my blog. I hope we'll be seeing you again.
    Carol x

  5. WOW! Love the embossed background - so elegant. It shows off this stunning pattern of black & white on the gift, and golly, that red ribbon & bow fairly sparkles! Well done on being the HLS GD. You sure hit this one right outta the ball park! TFS & Hugs

  6. This is such an elegant card Pat, love the pop of red. Great to have you as guest designer this month....thank you. Carol x

  7. Clever made a gift. Beautiful embossing panel. Everything together makes the card is very elegant.

  8. So elegant, both the layout and the colours you chose.

  9. Love the way you used the die cut for the background! Great Christmas gift with your snowflake done in black and the red ribbon. So happy to have you join our HLS Design Team this month!


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