Merry and Bright

Wishes For a Special Season


10/27/20232 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.)

During the holidays "fast and simple" is often the rule of the day: this card is all that - and it makes a beautiful impact as well.

Let’s Get Started:

Card Base: 4.25 x 11, scored and folded at 5.5

Card Face: 4 x 5.5

Small Scraps of Cardstock for Sentiment and Snowflake

Card Face:

  • I sprayed the back of the mask with Pixie Spray, waited a few seconds, and then laid it on the card face.

    (Fetching Snowflake has two components: the inner part is the stencil, and the outer part is a mask.)

  • I applied DIY embossing paste ** through the stencil using a flat, foam applicator.

  • I removed the stencil and immediately put it in water.

  • I set the card face aside to dry.


A quick look through my Ready To Go Binder ***produced the snowflake as well as the sentiment I needed.


  • Once it was dry, I glued the card face to the card base, centering vertically.

  • I glued the snowflake into the center of the stenciled section.

  • I added the sentiment across the center of the card.

  • I used three different sizes of pearls to add the final touches to the card, placing as shown.

** Stretch Your Pennies: See Homemade Embossing Paste under this tab.

** Techniques: see using Multi-media products with Stencils under this tab.

*** Techniques: See Ready to Go Binder under this tab for more information on how I use this to increase efficiency.

Final thoughts:

This card was so fast, so easy ... and due to the embossing paste it has such a pretty sheen. This design is a keeper!

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: Fetching Snowflake, A Colorful Life Designs

Memento Ink: Stampin’ Up!

Pixie Spray, Michaels

Navy Cardstock: Stampin' Up!

Adhesive: Tombow Aqua, Michaels

Card Base: Accent 100 lb., Amazon

Card Face: Accent 80 lb., Amazon

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