Sunday, July 17, 2011

Elegant Stocking Card


Celebrate the Occasion is celebrating Christmas in July and this week, the challenge was to make a shaped card. The design team did wonderful job and I was inspired to make this card for the challenge.


I used the Seasonal Gingerbread Cricut cartridge to get the stocking shape and using my Gypsy, I mirrored, flipped, and welded two to make my card base.

Instead of stamping a sentiment, I decided to use a small damask stamp from the Fiskars Simple Stick All Year Cheer set to make a patterned background. If you look closely, the damask has a slight shimmer, and that’s because I used a Dazzle Frost Versamark pad before sprinkling on some black Zing embossing powder.



I have to say, I really love heat embossing and I highly recommend it. All you need is a heat tool, watermark or pigment ink pad, and embossing powder. To start, I purchased clear powder, but it comes in an array of colors.

Here are the details:

  • Kraft Card Base
  • Stampin’ Up Real Red Layer
  • DCWV Black
  • American Crafts Zing Embossing Powder in Black
  • Frost Versamark Dazzle Ink
  • Black Double Faced Ribbon from Offray
  • Sakura Gelly Roll Stitching

I’m really loving Christmas in July, it’s helping me think about cards for December. I’ve got 5 months to make my snowflake card come to fruition!

I hope you enjoy it, and I thank you for stopping by. Have a blessed day!


  1. Beautiful card the colors are just superb. Thank you for joining us at CTO
    DIANA L.

  2. Wow, love this card, pretty color! Thanks for playing @ CTO!

  3. YOur card is wonderful. Love it! Great job with the embossing. Thanks for playing at CTO this week.

  4. Trell this is beautiful. I just love the embossing. Thanks for playing with us this week at CTO

  5. WOW... That is stunning -- LOVE how you created the background!! Fabulous!! :)

    Thanks so much for sharing your talent at Celebrate The Occasion!! :)

    Amy :) at
    Celebrate The Occasion DTM

  6. Beautiful card and I LOVEEE the embossing!! Just beautiful:) I hope you had a fabulous weekend!

  7. What a great card! I love the embossed background! Great job and thanks for playing at CTO!

  8. Really love the embossing on your cute stocking, great colors! Thanks for joining us this week @ CTO :)

  9. beautiful card! I love the heat embossing!


  10. Very nicely done, love the color, embossing and faux stitching your did great! Thanks so much for joining CTO!


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