Wednesday, 3 November 2021

Happy Holidays - Creating texture with dies

Hi everyone. November 1st marked the start of Beccy's annual Month of Holiday Cards Challenge. Hopefully, this will help me create lots of Christmas cards this month, since I am still way behind on my Christmas card stash. I'm also taking the current Holiday Card Workshop at Online Card Classes, which is also a great incentive to continue creating.

I'm also thankful for all of the challenge blogs out in blog land, because they also offer lots of ideas and inspiration.

Anyway, I created the panel for today's card using the smooshing technique and then decided to add some texture by embossing with the star die you see in the picture. I've had this die for several years now, but had not used it on a card yet, because after die cutting I ended up with all individual stars, which was not what I had expected. I do love how the embossing turned out, though, so I'll probably do this again. I cut my panel using a stitched rectangle die (SSS).

To create my scene, I die cut the sentiment circle (MFT) twice and layered the trees and deer (by Hero Arts, from my UFO box) on top. I added a sprinkle of mixed sequins for some holiday sparkle.

I'm playing at:

Beccy's Month of Holiday Cards - A for animal, aqua

Jingle Belles - Holiday creatures

HLS Watercolour - Anything goes

ATSM - #417 Christmas

SSS Wednesday - Anything goes


  1. The reindeer and trees are very cute Marianne, but my favourite part about your card is the background. You did an amazing job creating it. I love the choice of colour and the interaction of the ink. I also love the way you've embossed the stars. Gorgeous!

  2. Love the smooshing embossing combination ... so very glad you joined us for our Creature Feature at Jingle Belles.

  3. what an adorable sweet reindeer on that gorgeous inky background! so happy you could join our christmas critter celebration at JINGLE BELLES!

  4. Zooooo leuk. Maar dat wist je al😎Werkelijk een schatje. Die stans is ook geweldig. Fijne inspiratie voor nog menig kerstkaart, maar dat komt absoluut goed bij jou. Heerlijk dat je ze weer maakt en ons op je blog mee laat genieten. Liefs Ineke😘

  5. I love tis card - and I know I have seen it before and wonder why I am two months late commenting?! Anyhow, I particular like the background, it strikes a chord with me.