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Holly, mistletoe and a candy cane

Why does everything that seems like a couple of years ago turn out to actually be four? The last two Covid years seem to take up no space at all in remembering when things happened. Anyway, four years ago I coloured a version of this digi stamp — it comes with three versions: one with a bow, one with ribbon, and one with ribbon and a candy cane.

This year I decided to make a Christmas card for a dear friend in Sweden using the version with the candy cane. And I spent time to make it extra special, adding silver faux stitching on the ribbon, Wink of Stella for a bit of sparkle on the mistletoe berries, and glossy accents for shine on the holly berries.

I also took the time to do a partial fussy cut. Rather than cut around all of the very many fiddly bits on the interior of this design, I drew a square (the pale purple) slightly smaller than the image and cut it out so that the tips of the leaves and ribbons are hanging over the edge of the square.

I layered that onto a slightly larger square of shiny card and mounted it onto a card base. I’m rather liking the couple of five-inch-square cards I’ve made this Christmas — it makes a change from the usual rectangular A6 format and is great for images like this one.

Copic markers:

holly leaves – G21, G24, G46, G28
holly berries – R22, R27, R56
mistletoe leaves – YG0000, YG00, YG03, YG17
mistletoe berries – YG0000, YG00
candy cane – R0000, R00, R20, R22, R24, R27, R29
ribbon – R59, R29, R27
background – V12


  • digital stamps:
    Power Poppy – merriest berries
  • pens:
    Uni-ball UM-153 – silver
  • embellishments:
    Wink of Stella – clear
    Ranger glossy accents
  • paper and card:
    Neenah solar white 216gsm
    Hunkydory Matt-tastic Adorable Scorable – Soft White
    Hunkydory mirri – purple

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