Friday, November 4, 2022

Happy Little Stampers -- November Christmas Challenge


How is it November already?  No better time to get hopping on your holiday cards.  If you're looking for a kickstart, come check us out at the Happy Little Stampers Christmas blog challenge where we have a new prompt.

Santa Claus!

Today's card design was heavily inspired by Yana Smakula.  She's the queen of dark backgrounds with grid style elements.  

I stamped, colored and die cut my elements and after arranging them to my liking, heat embossed the sentiment in white onto the black panel to create the fourth element of the grid.  I added a drop of white Nuvo drops and a sprinkling of glitter to the pom poms, a few lines of sparkly gel pen for highlights and finally some gold pearls for embellishments.

Ellen Hutson - Holiday Characters stamp set
Ellen Hutson - Retro Holiday Greeting stamp set

I invite you to visit our blog for more holiday inspiration.  We'd love to see your card in our gallery.  Remember, the prompts are always optional but remember that only holiday cards qualify.  

As always, thanks so much for spending a bit of your day with me!



  1. First thing I noticed was the black background , it wur makes the die cuts pop. Great placement of the embellishments, fab. job.

  2. Such cute images and that sentiment is wonderful with the images. My son in law loves egg nog and would love this cute card. Well so would I.
    Barb Housner