Hello, welcome back for another crafty Wednesday!
This week I am playing along at Merry Monday, this is a weekly Christmas card challenge blog.
I have been following this blog for half a year but have never entered any of the challenges, however it is now my New Year’s resolution to play along to every challenge so come Christmas time next year I will have plenty of Christmas cards on hand.
This week at Merry Monday Lesley has a “Colour" challenge, blue and white with texture!
The colour picture provided for this challenge is beautiful, unfortunately  though I don’t really own any blues that match that of the picture so I used what I had on hand and went with some non-traditional blue colours.

So now on to the card details…
I started off with a Whisper White Note Card and heat embossed my sentiment from Hero Arts Holiday Tree stamp set using Rangers Super Fine Silver Embossing Powder, taking the snowflake tree from the same Hero Arts Holiday Tree stamp set I then stamped the trees in Lost Lagoon and Coastal Cabana ink, I then used the coordinating die that came with the stamp set to cut the trees out.
I die cut two stitched circles with the Lil’ Inker Designs Stitched Mat Circles die set, the larger circle is Lost Lagoon cardstock and the medium circle is Trophee Board White Linen 240 GSM Paper.

To add texture I dry embossed the Lost Lagoon circle using a Lifestyle Crafts Zig Zag Embossing Folder, To tie in with the snowflake theme and to add more texture to the card I also used the Simon Says Stamp Falling Snow Stencil and Wendy Vecchi Studio 490 White Embossing Paste to cover my Trophee Board White Linen stitched circle, before the paste had a chance to dry I also sprinkled some gorgeous Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter onto the wet embossing paste to add a little sparkle (who doesn’t like a bit of sparkle right).
While I was waiting for the embossing paste to dry I die cut two banners of the same size using the Stampin’ Up!  Banner Framelits die set and Coastal Cabana cardstock, I glued the two banner tail ends together with Tombow Mono Multipurpose Liquid Glue to create a rectangle to place under the two stitched circles, once the glue had set I then stamped the rectangle using the Hardwood stamp from Stampin’ Up and Versamark Ink to create a watermark wood grain effect.

To finish the card I adhered the Coastal Cabana snowflake tree down slightly off the falling snow stitched circle, I then looped some Silver Metallic Thread up and adhered this to the tree using a Mini Glue Dot, I popped the Lost Lagoon snowflake tree up on Small Foam Dots and placed it slightly over the Coastal Cabana snowflake tree, and lastly I added a silver star made with the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack and Silver Glimmer Paper.
Hope you liked my take on this non-traditional blue and white Christmas card,
Have a lovely week and as always, thanks for stopping by.
Stampin’ up!
Heat Tool
Mini Glue Dots
Silver Glimmer Paper
Silver Metallic Thread
Banners Framelits Die Set
Lost Lagoon A4 Cardstock
Hardwood - Clear Stamp Set
Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack
Lost Lagoon Classic Stampin' Pad
Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter
Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes
Coastal Cabana A4 Cardstock - RETIRED
Tombow MONO - Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Coastal Cabana Classic Stampin' Pad - RETIRED
Simon Says Stamp
Versamark - Ink Pad
Tsukineko - Palette Knives Tools
EK Success - Powder Tool Applicator
Simon Says Stamp - Falling Snow Stencil
Lifestyle Crafts - Zig Zag Embossing Folder
Ranger - Embossing Powder Super Fine Silver
Best Creation - Small Circles 3D Foam Tape Dots
Wendy Vecchi Studio 490 - White Embossing Paste
Hero Arts - Holiday Tree - Coordinating Stamp And Die Set
Lil' Inker Designs
Stitched Mats - Circles

Trophee Board - White Linen 240 GSM Paper


  1. Love all the texture on your card and the non-traditional blue is beautiful. Great design. Thanks for joining us this week at Merry Monday.

  2. Awesome Christmas card. Love every detail! Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday.

  3. Beautiful card, what a great layout. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.