Sunday 26 September 2021

Slimline tonic

Hello, crafting friends!

After all the excitement of Eva's birthday celebrations, a little crafty time this weekend was a delightful bit of relaxation. I enjoyed making another slimline card and have realised that it's the photographing of them that is my problem!

I pulled out a never-before-used wreath schtencil (Oh Darnell, what have you done to my vocabulary?!) and inked up two half wreaths on a narrow piece of card stock. The holly and berries are pretty close together on this stencil so I used some small foam tipped eye shadow applicators to apply the inks and found it worked pretty well. When I'd completed the two half wreaths I added detail with coloured pencils and gave the berries some 'shine' with a white  Posca acrylic paint pen.

The panel was glued to a piece of textured red card stock and I added a piece of striped tape below it. To complete the card, I heat embossed a sentiment from Clearly Besotted's Picture It Christmas in white on a strip of black card stock. The end of the strip was trimmed into a flag before attaching the sentiment to the card front.

I used Karren's sketch at Freshly Made Sketches for this card so I'm linking up there; I'm also joining in with The Sisterhood of Crafters where Darlene has chosen Stencils as her theme; I'm playing along with Happy Little Stampers stencil challenge where Anything Goes; and at The Rudolph Day Challenge where we must link up a Christmas card by midnight on the last day of the month. I'll link up at Darnell's NBUS challenge too, the place to share projects made with your Never Before Used Schtuff!

I often say that my walks with Eva in the countryside inspire my cards...

... even if it's on a subconscious level!! This is a pond in a village near us where Eva and I go walking sometimes :)

Sending hugs,


  1. Every tiny delicate detail is perfect,the colouring on the leaves and berries,layout and choice of papers and sentiment

  2. Love the classic Christmas colors and images! Thanks for playing along with us at FMS.

  3. Such a beautiful and lovely card Vicky.
    Faith x

  4. Your holly is so pretty for Christmas! Glad you joined us at FMS!

  5. Such pretty holly wreaths, Vicky! Clever job of inking those little berries!

  6. This is such a beautiful Christmas card! I love the that holly and the berries. They are so perfectly stencilled! So pretty! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

  7. This is project is really lovely, love the stencil and colours thanks so much for entering our challenge,
    with your fabulous design at[aNNie designer for The Sisterhood of Crafters]{My Blog}

  8. So beautiful.

  9. Oh Vicky this is beautiful! What a clever design and thanks for the coloring tips! Looks like you have some interesting locations to walk ... that's awesome! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Sisterhood of Crafters challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

    Please stop in for a visit!

  10. Love the curves of your holly boughs - what a great design for a slimline card. Fun inspiration too!

  11. Gotta LOVE your inspiration for this festive card! It's a cracker! LOL!
    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  12. LOVE that inspiration for your card! I totally get it :) -- Thanks for joining in at HLS Stencil Challenge


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