Red and Gray Holiday Card

Red and Gray Holiday Card

Hello friends! This card was inspired by a few challenges: CAS Christmas Octoboer Challenge, Freshly Made Sketches #508 and Lawn Fawnatics' Challenge #111



Supplies used:  

Stamps: Lawn Fawn's Thanks a Latte stamp set

Dies: Lawn Fawn's Thanks a Latte die set, Ellen Hutson's Twirling Flurries by Julie Ebersole die, Gina K's Master Layout 2

Paper: Lawn Fawn's Knit Picky paper pack, patterned paper (including old wrapping paper) in my stash, smooth white cardstock

Ink: Ruby Red Delicata Ink, Frost VersaMark Dazzle

Embossing powder: Ranger's Vintage Pearl

Gansai Tambi Starry Colors watercolor set 

Sequins: Simon Says Stamp's Holiday Party sequin mix

Gina K's Sparkling Silver Fancy Foils

Altenew's Instant Dimension Foam Tape and Liquid glue 

To make the card, I started out by stamping the two cups from Lawn Fawn's Thanks a Latte set with Frost VersaMark ink and then heat embossing them with the Vintage Pearl embossing powder. I die cut both of the cups as well as an additional layer of scrap cardstock for each cup. The second layer was glued to the back of each cup and then set aside to dry. 

Next, I die cut a piece of white cardstock first with the second largest stitched rectangle die from Gina K's Master Layout 2 set and then again with the Twirling Flurries die. I then splattered gold watercolor with the Starry Colors watercolor set and set this aside to dry. 

The sentiment was stamped with the Frost VersaMark ink and heat embossed with Vintage Pearl embossing powder. It was then die cut with the smaller stitched flag die from the Master Layout 2 set and then ink blended the whole stitched flag with the Ruby Red Delicata ink and then painted the edges with more of the gold watercolor from the Starry Colors watercolor set. I then added a couple of layers of additional cardstock that had also been die cut with the same die for dimension.

I glued a strip of wrapping paper left over from a previous Christmas present over the center of the A2-sized cardbase to mimic the sketch and then heat embossed around the whole border of the cardbase with more of the Vintage Pearl embossing powder.

To assemble the card, I started by adding a layer of waste Sparkling Silver foil from previous projects behind the previously die cut panel and then adding an additional layer of white cardstock behind it to form a sandwich. Now we can see the silver of the foil peeking through the holes created with the Twirling Flurries die. Then I added dimensional tape behind the whole thing and attached it to the card. I then added more foam tape behind both cups and added them to the card panel. The sentiment was glued to the panel next followed with the final touch of sequins around the card.

Thanks for reading!


  1. Great card Anna and wonderful use of our challenge colors this month! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Christmas! Marcia (DT) :0)

  2. Terrific design with great layers and textures! Thanks for playing along with us at FMS this week.

  3. You've given us lots to enjoy with this design, Anna! Your patterned cups are great! Hugs, Darnell (CCCC GD)

  4. What a fun card! I just love that stitched panel and the patterned cups! So much fabulous texture! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

  5. Wow that background is fabulous! Love your card! Glad you joined us at FMS!

  6. oooo! this is darling! love the festive christmas and wintery papers! so wonderful and sweet! thank you so much for playing along with the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge! :)


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