Friday, 9 November 2018

Christmas Plaid with Gemma

Today I have two Christmas cards to share, using some beautiful embossing powders and glitters from WOW.

I love cards where the sentiment takes centre stage. I have a fun sentiment set from Hello Bluebird called 'Tis the Season', so decided to create some embossed backgrounds for the sentiments to go on.

I stamped the C&9th Plaid background stamp onto white card with the WOW embossing ink. I then embossed it with Metallic Gold Rich Super Fine embossing powder, using the fabulous new dual heat embossing tool.

To add the plaid lines, I used a beautiful embossing glitter called Vintage Candy Cane, perfect for Christmas projects.

I created a second panel, using Metallic Silver embossing powder and Pacific Wave embossing glitter.

I trimmed the panels down to be 2.5 inches high, added a thin black card strip at the top, then adhered them each to the bottom of a white card base. You should be able to get two cards from each embossed panel.

I stamped the large sentiment at the top of the cards, then stamped and cut out the additional greetings. I used foam tape to adhere them to the cards, which adds some nice dimension.

This is a great design to mass produce for your Christmas cards this year. It’s quick and simple to create, the embossing is really beautiful, and you can change the colours depending on whether you want a traditional or modern look.

Are you all singing the Christmas song now? 

Have a lovely day,


  1. I love both colour ways for the plaid Gemma and the large sentiment on the top half balances it out perfectly, and as you say a great card to batch make. x

  2. Very cool cards, I love the plaid with the embossing. Thanks for the inspiration Gemma! (


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