Wednesday, 4 January 2017


It's time for a new Happy Little Stampers' Christmas challenge:

Here's my card to help inspire you to enter:

I made a piece of faux-mother-of-pearl background with a mix of red Distress inks and white shimmer paint. 

To go with the shimmer paint, I used white shimmer cs for the cardbase and the centre of the ornament, green shimmer cs for the border, ornament outline, holly leaves, and the word "joy", and a scrap of red for the holly berries.

Head over to Happy Little Stampers for more inspiration from the Design Team and to link up your card for a chance to win a prize.

And you'll get a head start on your Christmas cards for next December!

Ink - Distress Festive Berries and Barn Door
Paper - shimmer cs in white, green, and red
Size - A2
Accessories - white shimmer paint, Memory Box Cabrini ornament die, Tattered Lace joy die


  1. Clever how you made that mother of pearl background. Love how it makes the holly bauble really pop.

  2. Such a great background Susan and I love the inlaid die cut look on the bauble and holly. Happy New Year to you!
    Carol x

  3. Love the MOP background ..... so festive, and the inlaid die cutting looks fab xx

  4. Beautiful card in the traditional Christmas colors. Surely someone will bring a lot of joy.
    Hugs and Happy New Year,

  5. beautiful background with the faux mother of pearl also love the inlaid die cut. great card

  6. I love the background - will have to try this! Happy New Year to you!

  7. This is such a beautiful, rich background, Susan! Love the ornament made with the shimmer cardstocks!

  8. Fantastic background, and the shimmery card stock you used for the bauble looks great in contrast. Wonderful card!


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