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  • Writer's pictureBonnie Crane

Easy Christmas Backgrounds featuring Picket Fence Studios’ October Release

Updated: Dec 4, 2022

Hello everyone! It is release day at Picket Fence Studios and it is all about Christmas! Yay! My first card features a number of beautiful new products .... Angels Sing To Newborn King, Hark the Angels Sing & Joy Word Die ... all on an easy embossed background. My second card features an adorable Santa, gnome style! … Jolly Christmas Gnome … also on a super easy stencilled background with a fun flat shaker that is partial panel featuring Snowball Fight 6 x 6 Stencil!


  • An ink blended background was created on an A2 sized panel of Bristol Smooth card stock using a blender brush with Distress Oxide inks; Black Soot, Pine Needles, Mowed Lawn and Peeled Paint.

  • After the panel was completely dry (I TEST BY PLACING EMBOSSING POWDER ON A CORNER TO SEE IF IT WILL KNOCK OFF CLEANLY), Hark the Angels Sing was stamped with Versamark ink and embossed with gold embossing powder.

  • The panel was trimmed down to 4" by 5 1/4" and adhered to an A2 sized, top-folding black card base.

  • Four angels from Angels Sing To Newborn King were stamped with Black Hybrid ink and coloured very simply ... minimal shading ... with Copic markers. They were cut with the coordinating dies.

  • The holly sprig from Seasonal Christmas Flowers was stamped with Versamark, gold embossed and Copic coloured. The coordinating die was used to cut it.

  • Joy Word Die was cut from white card stock. It was rubbed with a Versamark ink pad making sure to ink the edges of the die cut. The word was coated with gold embossing powder and melted with the heat tool. I laid it on a media mat and used a craft pick to hold the die cut in place. JOY was embossed twice. On the second embossing, the heat was held in place until the finish was smooth.

  • Joy Word Die was adhered to the middle of the panel and the angels arranged around it. The holly sprig was adhered with liquid adhesive on the berries and foam squares on the leaves to cause it to sweep upwards from the panel.

  • The card was embellished with gold sequins from A Classic Christmas Sequin Mix.


  • An ink blended background was created on an A2 sized panel of Bristol Smooth card stock using a blender brush with Distress Oxide inks; Iced Spruce and Antique Linen.

  • The panel was stencilled with Snowball Fight 6 x 6 Stencil using Paper Glaze Velvet Rudolph's Nose, Paper Glaze Velvet Mistletoe and Paper Glaze Velvet Silver Spoon.

  • The panel was trimmed to 3 3/4" by 5" and the bottom 1/4 of the panel was 'wrapped' with a Shaker Sheet using double sided on the back. The side of the shaker sheet that was on the top, front of the panel had a strip of the tape adhered to it with the backing paper in place. The pocket was filled with Sequin Mix Vintage Bulbs, a craft pick used to remove the backing paper and the pocket sealed.

  • A strip of doubled sided tape was placed on velvet ribbon and it was adhered to the top of partial panel, flat shaker.

  • The panel was adhered to a double matted (red and black), A2, top-folding black card base.

  • Jolly Christmas Gnome and sentiment were stamped with Black Hybrid ink. The image was coloured with Copic markers. The gnome, the sentiment and white card stock were cut with the coordinating dies and stacked.

  • After the gnome and sentiment were adhered to the card, a few sequins from Sequin Mix Vintage Bulbs were used to embellish the card.


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