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Holiday Blizzard Project – Shelly Newkirk’s Christmas Card Challenge

Christmas Card Challenge: Card 6
By: Shelly Newkirk, Artistic Guide

 Finished Card Size: A2, 4.25" x 5.5"

Wishing You a Wonderful Christmas (PSX)
VersaMark (Tsukineko)
Red dye ink (Vivid)
Dark Green dye ink (Vivid Vintage Green)
White card stock (Georgia Pacific)
Dark Green card stock (unknown)
White text weight paper (unknown)
Debbie Mumm Holiday Mat Stack (DCWV)
Other Supplies:
Crafters Ultimate Pick Glue
Dotted Swiss A2 folder (Cuttlebug)
Scallop border punch (Martha Stewart)
Deckle scissors (Fiskars)
Fine-line White Embossing Powder (Think Ink)
Brayer (Ranger)
Baby Powder or Anti-static Bag


  1. Glue Green patterned paper to card base and trim to fit base.
  2. Dry emboss White cardstock in the Dotted Swiss A2 embossing folder.
  3. Use brayer inked with Red dye ink to color top of dots.
  4. Cut strip of the Dotted Swiss.
  5. Glue Dotted Swiss strip to Dark Green cardstock and trim with Deckle scissors.
  6. Punch out the Scallop Border in the white text weight paper and glue to either side of the Dotted Swiss and Dark Green cardstock strip.  Try to match up the scallops as you glue them to the back of the strip.  Now lightly sponge the very edges of the scallop border with Dark Green ink.
  7. Glue the layered strip to the card.  I usually make my strips a bit longer than needed and trim after the strip is in place.
  8. Dust the area with Baby Powder, or the Anti-static bag,  to be stamped.  Stamp with VersaMark.  Apply fine-line White embossing powder and melt with heat gun.

Basic Stamping Tip:

To brayer just the tops of the dots, lay a scrap piece of the dry embossed dotted paper on either side of the one that you want to brayer.  This will keep the brayer raised and prevent it from "dipping" down on the edges of your actual piece, which would otherwise leave ink in undesired places.  The brayer will only be able to touch the tops of dots since it is being held up by the scrap pieces on either side.

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  1. Well done ...very pretty and elegant. Ty for sharing .