Festive Wishes

from a Festive Fella


12/6/20232 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

Red Border: 5 ⅜ x 4 1/8

Card Face: 5.5 x 4.25, before being die cut

Card Face:

  • I stamped the snowman on a piece of scrap paper, and cut around the image to create a mask.

  • I stamped the snowman with black Memento ink in the middle of the card face.

  • I coloured this with alcohol markers.

  • I sprayed the back of the stencil with Pixie spray.

  • I put the mask in place over the coloured snowman to protect it, and then put the stencil in place, using a brayer to ensure good contact.

  • I used turquoise ink over the stencil, building up a more intense colour around the snowman and allowing it to fade towards the edges.

  • I used a deckled die to cut the card face down to the finished size of approximately 5 ⅛ x 3 ⅞.


I pulled the sentiment out of my Ready to Go binder and cut it in two as shown in the image.



  • I glued the red border to the card base, and the card face on top of that, centering in both instances.

  • I put foam tape on the back of both pieces of the sentiment, and put them in place.

  • I still wanted something more …. so I added tiny iridescent rhinestones to some of the intersections on the stencilled pattern.

Final thoughts:

I love both the stamp and the stencil that I used here … and once it occurred to me to combine them I could hardly wait for a chance to have a play.

I’m really happy with the result.

Supplies: (and links where possible)

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

Stencil: Connect the Dots, A Colorful Life Designs


Cozy Greetings, Unity Stamps

Simple Strips, Christmas: Taylored Expressions

Ink: Stampin’ Up!

Memento Ink: Stampin’ Up!

Mint Tape:Scrapbook.com

Alcohol Markers

Stampin’ Blends, Stampin’ Up!

Copics, Michaels

Stamp Positioner: Misti, Spellbinders

Red Cardstock: Stampin’ Up!

Adhesive: Tombow Aqua, Michaels

Card Base & Card Face: Accent 100 lb., Amazon

Foam Tape: Dollar Tree

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