To My Love Christmas Card

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Hi, I have two clean and simple almost one layer cards to share with you today. I am using the Elfish Antics stamp set by Heffy Doodle along with some alcohol markers.


Emboss With Dies

I make two cards so I could have a traditional colour scheme and a modern colour scheme. Both these cards are quite clean with lots of white space but I wanted some interest too with some embossing with a die.   To emboss the die – I used Tab 1 on the platform, my bottom cutting plate, an embossing mat, my card with the die and my top cutting mat.  This is how to emboss with your dies with a Big Shot – check how you can do it if you have a different machine.


Stamping & Colouring

Trimming the Neenah card I used so the circle is the full width of the card.  I stamped the girl and boy with the mistletoe above them with Memento ink, and did some simple colouring with the Nuvo alcohol markers.  These markers are much easier to hold and use than some of the others out on the market.  They come in packs of 3 markers so are great for beginners – you know the colours will blend well together and affordable. The colours I used will be listed below in the supply list.



Lastly I stamped the sentiment underneath the circle.  On the modern card I stamped “Merry Christmas” from the same Elfish Antics stamp set and for the traditional card I stamped “Merry Christmas to my” by using the Perfectly Penned stamp set by Concord and 9th onto another piece of card.  I left the end blank so it can be used for a wife, husband, girlfriend or boyfriend.  I can just add the correct ending.


Because these panels are thinner than my card base – I scribbled some colour onto a scrap of Neenah card to coordinate with the elves outfits.  For the modern card I used 413, and for the traditional card I used 379.

Elfish-Antics=StampWhich card do you prefer? Are you a traditional Christmas lover like me? Or do you prefer the more modern colours?

Want to find these supplies?


Heffy Doodle Elfish Antics

Concord & 9th Perfectly Penned



Neenah Solar White

Bazzill Marshmallow



Lawn Fawn Cross-stitched Circle



Memento Tuxedo Black



Nuvo Creative Pens Alcohol Markers

Traditional Card

Green – 471, 415

Red – 379, 377

Skin – 477, 475

Girl hair – 463, 465

Boy hair – 461, 463

Mistletoe – 417, 413


Modern Card

Pink – 449, 451

Orange / Yellow – 389, 401

Green – 471, 414

Blue – 425, 427

Girl skin – 477, 475

Boy skin – 477, 473

Hair – 461, 463


Nuvo Creative Pen Colour Swatch Chart



ATG Tape Runner Refill

Be Creative Scor Tape



Fiskars A4 Trimmer

Tonic 8.5 Guillotine

Big Shot Diecutting Machine

Big Shot Replacement Plates

Lawn Fawn Acrylic Block


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