Thursday, December 17, 2015

Season's Greeting - Emerald Creek Dares Challenge

It's time for a new challenge over on the Emerald Creek Dares blog and this time it features wishing you all a very happy holidays. I want to take the time to thank you all for taking the time to stop by and viewing my blog on a regular basis, I truly appreciate it. I hope you enjoy viewing how I created my card.

To begin making my card, I cut two pieces of cream cardstock to 3 3/4" x 3 3/4". Once those were cut, I inked up the Holly stamp from Tim Holtz Christmas Blueprints 4 with black archival ink and stamped it on one of the cream cardstock pieces. Re-ink the Holly stamp and stamp onto the second piece of cream cardstock.

Decide which holly image you like the best and set that one aside. Take the second Holly stamped image and colour the holly with Festive Berries and Peeled Paint Distress Markers. Once the holly is coloured, fussy cut around the holly image and the holly word. Take you blending tool and ink the edges of the holly and holly word with Ground Espresso Distress Ink.

To create the banner at the bottom of the card, cut a piece 1" x 5 1/2". With the Barn Door Distress Ink, ink up the Season's Greeting Stamp from Emerald Creek and stamp onto the middle of the paper. Once the greeting is stamped, create the banner ends by cutting a triangle at either end 1/4" in. Once the banner ends have been created, score at 3/4" on the left and right hand side. To make the banner stand up, fold the banner tail up at the score mark and then fold the straight banner part down onto the banner ends. 

To finish off the banner, the piece of red cardstock and the first piece of cream cardstock with the holly image, ink all of the edges with Embossing Ink. Once the edges are inked where you want them to be, sprinkle over top with Soft Fallen Snow  Embossing Powder from Emerald Creek and then emboss with a heat tool. Warning, each piece will come out differently. Once embossed, ink the edges using Ground Espresso Distress Ink. Below is how my pieces turned out.

Now that you have seen how I created these different elements for my card, here is the finished card with all of the pieces put together.

Supplies Used: Emerald Creek - Season's Greeting Stamp & Soft Fallen Snow Embossing Powder. Ranger/Tim Holtz - Festive Berries & Peeled Paint Distress Markers, Ground Espresso & Barn Door Distress Ink, Black Archival Ink, Embossing Ink. Stampers Anonymous Stamp - Christmas Blueprints 4. Maja Designs - 6x6 "Home for the Holidays". Bazzill Cardstock - Cream, Red, and Brown. Hug n Snug - Brown ribbon.

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Don't forget to enter your project into our Emerald Creek Dares Challenge for your chance to win a $25.00 gift certificate for the Emerald Creek Store!

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my project!

Until Next Time!


  1. WOW beautiful card - love the colours! Merry Christmas xx

  2. Beautiful card and Oh how I love the layers!

  3. Wow, Katelyn! This is amazing. Those layers are so cool and I loved how you used the embossing powders.

  4. So Pretty!! Beautiful colors and layers!

  5. This is beautiful Katelyn! I love the layers so much. :)

  6. This was so much Fun! I love the number of mattes you created. That in itself should be a contest to guess the number of layers. This is fantastic! Merry Christmas!

    1. Thanks Kim! And that would be a good contest! Merry Christmas!

  7. Oh, how I love your great attention to detail, Katelyn!

    Your how-to demonstrates beautifully that there is so much more to creating awesome cards than just stamping and glueing! Love your card!

    Claudia x

  8. I really love those shabby framing layers, and the holly image makes a great focal point at the centre with its vivid colouring.
    Alison x

  9. what a beautiful card and i have to agree the layers are wonderful!! when i see cards like this it makes me want to make some of my own.. maybe next year!!!

  10. Beautiful, and I am in awe of your fussy cutting! Exquisite and lovely shabbiness in that frame also - wow! xx Lynn

  11. Katelyn, I love your festive card with all it's lovely layers! You always create the neatest cards, so perfect in every way! I love the use of the embossing powder on the first red mat, which makes the holly focal image just pop! Gorgeous! So sorry to be late visiting, but it's been a bit hectic at the Barker home! Happy New Year!