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Saturday, 1 August 2015

Christmas Wishes - To The Best Husband - Featuring the NEW Christmas Holly Collection

Good Morning Everyone

Once again I would like to thank you all for your lovely comments on the cards I post, I really appreciate you taking the time to look and comment.

Today's card is another 8 x 8 which is my favourite size, although this can be adapted for smaller cards,and looks equally as nice.

It is also straightforward and an easy one to make.

Products Used:- (which are also links to Phill's Website too) :-)

8 x 8 Cream Card Blank
Christmas Holly Relatives A5 Stamps
Christmas Holly More Relatives A5 Stamps
Christmas Holly Sentiment Borders A5 Stamps
Christmas Holly Decorative Frame Single Stamp Lattice
A4 Snowflake Lattice Embossing Folder
Creative Expressions PVA Black Pearl
Black Soot Distress Ink Pad
Gold Embossing Powder

Matting & Layering

1st Layer Black Card cut to 19.5cm sq.

2nd layer Cream Card cut to 19cm. sq.

3rd Layer Black Card cut to 14.5cm sq.

4th Layer Cream Card cut to 14cm. sq.

5th Layer Black Card cut to 12cm. sq

For the Sentiment I cut :-                                  
Cream Card 6.5 cm. sq
Black Card 6 cm. sq
Cream Card 5.75 cm

The 19.5 sq. black card I left plain and attached this to the Base Card.

Next with the 19 cm.sq Cream Card and the Sentiment Border Stamps I stamped around the edge of the card using two different Sentiments and Black Soot Distress Ink.

Next lining up the 14.5 cm sq Black Card I attached this to the card using pads.
The next layer 14 cm sq Cream Card I Embossed and attached this flat to the card.

Next using the 12 cm, sq  Black Card and the Christmas Holly Decorative Frame Lattice Stamp I heat embossed this with Gold Embossing Powder, and attached to the card using pads.

Using the smallest layer of Cream Card I stamped the Sentiment and then attached all three layers flat to the card.

Finally I added  Pearl PVA to each corner of the Sentiment and Dazzlers to the corners of the main card.

                                                             Happy Crafting


  1. Love your card and classy colours you have used. I am loving the lattice look at the moment. SueL x

  2. Another lovely card Barb, nice to see a more masculine card. Love Alison x x

  3. Hi Barb,
    Gorgeous card today, love the black and gold look, great for the men in our lives.
    Love Janet x
    from Wakefield

  4. Stunning card Barb, loving Phill's new stamps.
    Rosemary xx

  5. Lovely card and very classy,nice as a male card indeed.Jane B.

  6. Hi Barb,
    Rich Classy Very Elegant Card I Just So Love The Centre Panel The Black With Gold Heat Embossing Its A Stunning Card Thank You So Very Much For Sharing I Love Your Work So Very Much It's Great To Have A Card From Phill Or Yourself.
    Hugs From
    Sam xxx

  7. What an amazing card Barb, you say simple, but it is really lovely....luv Ursula xx

  8. Loving this classic look Barb. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

  9. I don't know if this is Phills card or Barbs, but it's lovely!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy Lynda xxx

  10. Thank you all so much for taking the time to look and comment on my cards. It makes it so worthwhile to know my posts are helpful and appreciated xx

  11. Hi Barb, really classy looking card o know my husband would love to receive a card like this, thank you for making the instructions for it so clear its really good to get an idea of the size of the card. Take Care Melody xxx

  12. Beautiful classy looking card, Barb.

  13. Good Morning Phill
    Your cards are always amazing! I love your stamps and just had to purchase some more at Colemans yesterday!!!! See you at Stonely next weekend,
    Love Elaine x

  14. Gorgeous card-love the sentiment stamps, they complete the card perfectly.