Artistic Avenger


In the Holiday Mood (Inkspirations #91)

It’s sketch time at Inkspirations! I decided to play around with somewhat traditional holiday colours but in a non-traditional way while making a holiday card. There was a card in a recent Cards magazine that really inspired me and was a HUGE inspiration for this design. I thought that this sketch lent itself to some interpretation so this is what I came up with:


The base for this card is Basic Black and I layered it with some First Edition Designer Series paper.  I then took some More Mustard cardstock and layered it with some Very Vanilla cardstock. If you look closely, you’ll see that I’ve paper pierced down the right side and also rounded the corners.


Next, I took a piece of Just Add Cake designer paper and used my Simply Scored tool to make a ruffled look and then I Sticky Stripped it behind the Mustard Layer.


Around that, I added some Basic Black jewels from last year’s Holiday Mini (yes, can you believe I still have those around?) and a Basic Black button tied with some Linen Thread.


In the central area, I layered many items:

  • Two Basic Black Snowflake punches
  • Very Vanilla Scalloped Rectangle Clearlit stamped with the flourish from Pines & Poinsettias
  • “NOEL” from Warmest Wishes stamped in Real Red craft ink and embossed with Irridescent Ice – then punched with Decorative Label Punch
  • Banner saying from Four the Holidays


Yes, there is a LOT going on with this card but I’m happy with the modern holiday twist and turns it has taken! Come on and join us at Inkspirations this week. Check out the rest of the awesome DT gals and their creations:



Products used on today’s project – CLICK HERE to buy them NOW!:

Very Vanilla, More Mustard, Basic Black

Basic Black, Real Red, Real Red Craft

Warmest Wishes, Pines & Poinsettias, Four the Holidays

First Edition Designer Paper, Just Add Cake designer paper, Neutral Buttons, Linen Thread, Corner Rounder punch, Snowflake Punch, Decorative Label Punch, II Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Big Shot, Scalloped Rectangle Clearlit