Believe in the Magic of Christmas – Card

Today I’m sharing one of the Christmas card designs that I made for family and friends this year and some treats from the Garstang Victorian Christmas Festival that we went too a couple of weeks ago – Happy Christmas!

This card is designed with an embossing folder and stamp set that came free with a crafting magazine. To start, I embossed some white blank cards using a village scene embossing folder and my Big Shot machine. Then I stamped Santa and his reindeer flying across the sky and the wording “Believe in the Magic of Christmas” using a VersaMark Watermark stamp pad which I then covered with Tinsel Red embossing powder. I shook and tapped off any excess powder and used a heat gun to melt the embossing powder until it became dimensional with a sparkly glossy finish.

Next I used my Big Shot machine to die cut some snowflakes out of some festive design paper; I adhered a single snowflake to the front of each card adding a gem to the centre. Then I stamped some snowflakes around the snowflake and wording using Love Letter Memento Ink.

To finish, I also decorated the inside of the cards using a panel of the design paper that matched the die cut snowflake, another one of the die cut snowflakes and the snowflake stamp using the Love Letter ink again.

The Garstang Victorian Christmas Festival was wonderful! We enjoyed walking around listening to the music, shopping, sampling the food and taking in the joyous atmosphere. We particularly enjoyed these German marshmallow treats called ” Schokokuss” or “Christmas Kisses”.

We bought a box home with us; the flavours we chose were Caramel, Cherry, Rum and Raisin, Cinnamon and Baileys. If you are interested you can tour the factory and see how they are made here.

This is what they look like inside, so light and yummy! They were a lovely treat for our elevensies with our green tea being served in our new mugs (grin!). As T Stands for Tuesday I’m pleased to join the T Gang and wish you all a very Happy T Day and Happy Holidays!

Challenges

I’m glad I found out about Challenge Blogs as I enjoy taking part, they provide me with inspiration for my pages and are a wonderful way to meet like-minded arty people. So here are the challenges I’m joining today:

With my wintry village scene, I’m pleased to join in the fun over at Fashionable Stamping Challenges and their Winter challenge.

As the challenge over at Country View Challenges is Christmas, I’m pleased to join them with my Believe in the Magic of Christmas card.

With all the stamping and sparkly Tinsel Red embossing, I’m also joining the Winter Sparkle challenge over at Stamping Sensations.

I’m pleased to be able to join the Christmas Challenge over at The Artistic Stamper with my Believe in the Magic of Christmas card too.

As this is the first time I have used an embossing folder, I’m joining the Try Something NEW! Challenge over at Simon Says Stamp Work it Wednesday.

I’m also pleased to be able to join the Picture Inspiration challenge over at Paperbabe Stamps too with the red and white colours and snowy village scene that I included on my card.

Thanks for joining me today! If you have any questions or comments, I would love to hear from you.

Here is a list of all the materials used to create this art journal page:

  • Tsukineko VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad
  • Papermania Embossing Powder (Tinsel Red)
  • Memento Ink (Love Letter)
  • Winter Wonderland embossing folder and stamp set- free with magazine
  • Dovecraft Cutting Dies (Merry Christmas DCDIE052X16)
  • White card stock
  • Poundland (Christmas Craft Pack)
  • Oaktree UK Eleganza Craft Stickers (3mm 418 Gems Red No. 16)
  • Zig Memory System 2-Way Glue (Dual Action Glue Pen)
  • Stix2 double-sided tape
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18 thoughts on “Believe in the Magic of Christmas – Card

  1. Its a beautiful embossed winters scene on your card Jo.. Christmas is a magical time of the year .
    The festival must have been lovely in Garstang. Those hand made chocolates look delicious.
    It would have been hard to choose from such a yummy selection of flavours.
    Happy Christmas and T day wishes Jo.
    Yvonne xx
    p.s Thank you for the beautiful card that popped into my letter box on Saturday, I love it.

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  2. Your cards are beautiful! You are enjoying your Big Shot, aren’t you.
    The chocokisses are one of my favorite sweets. In Holland, when I was young, they used to be called ‘negro kisses’ but of course one is not allowed to say that anymore, so they call them choco kisses. (But of course at home we still call them by their old name…naughty)
    Wishing you a very happy and peaceful Christmas,
    Happy T-Day,
    Lisca

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  3. I love your beautiful card, Jo. I love the design of that die. I borrowed a Big Shot to make embossed die cuts for my Christmas tip-ins, and, even though my card stock was 110 lb and the same thickness as card weight, the die actually cut my tip-in in half. I was disheartened and don’t understand how others get such beautiful die cuts to work properly.

    I love your new mug and your Christmas arrangement is beautiful, too. I really like the lovely plate and want to know more about those Christmas Kisses. I’m off to check out the link you provided.

    Have a very merry and joyous Christmas, dear Jo and thanks for sharing T with us this Tuesday, dear.

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  4. The embossed cards are beautiful and elegant. The trip to the Victorian Festival looks very interesting. ‘Schokoküsse’ are sold all year round year and are very popular with kids, who sometimes put them between 2 halves of a bread-roll to eat them, which is them called a ‘Fortuna Roll’. But I don’t think they get them with Bailey’s….Happy Christmas and a happy T day, Jo! Hugs, Valerie

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  5. Hello dear Jo, your cards with that nice town scene look very nice. The fresh red looks perfect to it. The Schokokisses look yummy. I like this kind of sweets very much. When I am longing for chocolate I buy a box of ten pieces and first eat two of them in my car before driving home.😊 I love them covered with dark chocolate.
    Dear Greetings and best wishes for the New Year
    Hugs
    Sabine 😘

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  6. I missed this T day post. Oh no! I like how you embossed the village on the card and decorated it with bright colors. How fun! And yummy-yummy-yummy! Those bon-bons look delicious. I haven’t had a chocolate covered cream in a long time. Hugs-Erika

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  7. These are amazing card Jo, don’t you just love the pop of red against that crisp clean white.. I have no idea how I missed these darling cards. Blogger seems to be only showing me what it want’s to show me… I think it’s time for a BIG clean up.
    Thank you so much for joining in with the Paperbabe Challenge, very much appreciated.
    New Year Hugs Tracey xx

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