Hello! Today I’m sharing my fourteenth card in my Personal Christmas Card Challenge, a challenge to see how many different ways I can use a seasonal looking background to create my Christmas cards.

This card uses the Enchanted Garden Stamp set by Apple Blossom that was available with a magazine quite some time ago. This is yet another piece in my stash that I’d never got around to using. I also used the tree stamps from the My Favorite Things Beast Friends Stamp Set used in card 13 of my challenge. I created the one layer scene using the masking technique I explain in this earlier post of mine.

Once I’d stamped the scene, I coloured everything with alcohol markers and fussy cut along the upper area of the scene. I then die cut the remaining three edges as well as a thin white frame using The Ton’s Pierced Nested Slimline Die Set.

To incorporate my Personal Challenge’s background die, I inked a piece of white cardstock with Peacock Feathers and Speckled Egg Distress inks and blended them using my DIY Metallic Cardstock technique. Once dry, I die cut the panel with the Time For Tea Designs Nordic Star Slimline Die and glued it behind the thin white frame. I then added the framed piece directly to a 3.5″×8.5″ card base. I added lots of foam tape behind the gnome panel and glued it into place above the framed die cut, making sure all the edges lined up evenly.

To see the earlier card made for my Personal Christmas Card Challenge, made with this background die, please click on the image below. Thanks so much for spending time with me today, I look forward to next time! 😊

Card 1
Card 2
Card 3
Card 4
Card 5
Card 6
Card 7
Card 8
Card 9
Card 10
Cards 11 & 12
Card 13

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