Christmas Joy

Hi Everyone! I am up on the Pretty Pink Posh Blog today for Christmas Theme and Giveaway Week!  Be sure to stop by the PPP Blog for all the detail and lots of inspiration!

I have a soft, elegant Christmas card to share with you created with the Joy Shaker Die and the Winter Woodland Stamp Set.

When I saw the holly branch in the Winter Woodland Stamp Set I just thought it was so beautiful. For me, it allows me to take a cute animal stamp set and give my card a more elegant feel. And the Joy Shaker Die is one of my favorite dies from the newest release. 

To create the background I cut a piece of watercolor paper for the card front. I used the solid snow stamp and stamped snow several times in a white pigment ink and then embossed with white embossing powder. Then I used a blending tool to add Oxide Ink to the paper. I misted the paper with water and splattered on white paint with a paint brush. 

I colored the stamped images from the Winter Woodland Stamp Set with Copic Markers and die cut with the Winter Woodland Coordinating Dies. I splattered a little white paint on the branches too. I cut the Joy Shaker Die twice, once from a glittered cardstock and again from a lightweight chipboard, and then glued the two layers together. This gives the die cut a little more dimension. Behind the die cut I add a circle of vellum. 

The stamped sentiment and evergreen branches are from the Holiday Greetings Stamp Set and I die cut the edge with the Stitched Borders 2 Dies

My card is finished off with a few sequins from Marshmallow Confetti Mix

Thanks for stopping by today! 


  1. I really like that Joy Shaker die. Your card came together so nicely with the critters and inked background.

  2. An absolutely lovely card - so many gorgeous details!! I love the elegance of the "joy" and then all of the cute little critters surrounding it!