A Trio

of Chrismas Beauties


8/25/20232 min read

Would you like to experiment with a design like this? You'll find a supply list below, including a link to the stencil I used from A Colorful Life Designs . Follow the link and use discount code ChrisFan10 to save 10% on your entire order! (Master Creator Bundles are excluded as they already have a 20% discount built in.)

Let’s Get Started:

Card Base: 5.5 x 8.5 scored and folded at 4.25

BorderLayer: 5.5 x 4.25

Card Face:5.25 x 4

Strip of Cardstock for Imagery: 5.25 x 2

Strip of Red Cardstock to Border Imagery: 5.25 x 2.1/8

Gold Cardstock for Die Cut Greeting

Card Face:

  • I secured one of the stencils to the strip of white card stock, centering it both horizonally and vertically. I masked off the ornament hanger with a small piece of Mint Tape and added red ink to the ball.

  • I moved the stencil to the left hand side, and then the right, centering the image in the available space each time, and adding red ink as I had for the first image.

  • I cleaned the stencil respositioned it on the central image, exposed the ornament hanger and added gold ink to this area.

  • I also added gold ink to the outside edges of the ball over top of the red , allowing it to fade away towards the center.

  • I repeated this for both other ornaments.

  • I placed the strip of cardstock into my stamp positioner and added Christmas foliage to each of the balls using black Memento Ink.


  • I put the card face into an embossing folder and ran it through the Big Shot.

  • Using the same gold ink I lightly brushed across the raised surface, emphasizing the pattern and echoing the gold on the ornaments.

  • I looked in my ready-to-go binder and took out a gold sentiment, which had been pre-cut and was ready for just such a need.


  • I glued the red strip of cardstock behind the stenciled white layer.

  • I glued the red border layer to the card base, and then added the embossed card face on top of this.

  • I glued the focal strip onto the card face, centering vertically.

  • I glued the sentiment in place directly over the stencilled Christmas balls.

Final thoughts:

The gold ink is really pretty over the red, and with that complete this card becomes just a little unique.

I'm happy with the result.

Supplies: (and links where possible)

I have listed which products I have used, and where they were purchased. It's a huge marketplace and in most instances there are multiple sources and many alternatives to choose from.

Stencil: Marvellous Masks, Ornaments, A Colorful Life Designs

Stamps: Woodware, Big Bubble Medium Tops, Amazon

Ink: Stampin’ Up!

Memento Ink: Stampin’ Up!

Mint Tape:Scrapbook.com

Blending Brushes: Stampin’ Up!

Embossing Folder: Swiirls, Amazon

Metallic Gold Ink: Delicata, Scrapbook.com

Stamping Platform::Misti, Spellbinders

The platform I use has retired, but the Misti is very similar.

Adhesive: Tombow Aqua, Michaels

Red Cardstock:Stampin' Up!

Gold Cardstock: Stampin' Up!

Card Base: Accent 100 lb., Amazon

Card Face: Accent 80 lb., Amazon

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