Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Warmest Holiday Wishes by Dana Warren

Hello, AI Fans!! 

Dana, here with one of the new Clear Christmas stamps! I used the Southwest Christmas Stamp set, the perfect for your friends out west!!  It's one of the newest Christmas stamps now available at artimpressions.com!!

My card also features some great products from Therm O Web!! I used a couple different adhesives and Deco Foil!!

I started by die cutting a stitched oval from white cardstock and then stamped the cute cactus. I used the Deco Foil Adhesive Pen to add the adhesive to the cactus hat, lights, and scarf. Once the adhesive was dry I added the Red Deco Foil (silver side down!). And wa-la a little red foil on my stamped image!!

Next, I used my Spectrum Noir markers to color the rest of the image. I used: BG1, BG4, BG5, CG2, DG2, DG3, DR3, IG2, JG7, TB4, TB8. 

For the background I applied stripes of Super Tape, using my craft mat to make sure the strips of adhesive were straight. Then I removed the release paper and pressed Emerald Watercolor Deco Foil, silver side down. I used an embossing tool to press the foil down, especially at the edges of each strip. 

I added the stamped oval to my card base with 3D White Foam Squares. Next, I stamped the sentiment Warmest Holiday Wishes on a strip of white card stock and then notched each end. I added the sentiment to the card just below the oval.

I love the look of the watercolor AND shiny background!!! It is a bit hard to photograph, though!! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!! Happy Stamping & Foiling!!


  1. I know how hard it is to photograph cards like this!! I would love to see it in all it's brilliance - I really like how you did the background, Dana!

  2. So cute! Love the foiled hat and string of lights!

  3. Dana, that is one merry, cute and adorable cactus! LOVE how you use the Foil on the background and hat.

  4. Absolutely adorable Dana, love the foil hats and lights, fun!