Good Wishes for Christmas with Shari

Hi everyone! It’s Shari here with another card idea using the Holiday Card Kit 2013 inspired by Tim Holtz.


The design of my card allowed me use up some of my scraps and still create a card full of interest. I started off by using inks with an acrylic block to create a watercolor effect, then used the Simon Says Stamp Medium Tag die to get my mini collage started.

Shari Carroll Good Wishes

I’m in love with this color combination right now… Evergreen Bough with Iced Spruce (both included in the kit), sprinkled with a bit of Silver embossing and some black for contrast. This makes me very happy and when I’m happy, creating is so easy. Do you have a favorite combination?

Shari Carroll Good Wishes D1

I had a good time with this one using the black Rub-Ons mixed with silver embossing. It’s full of texture, dimension and SPARKLE! I have put together a video with the process, Enjoy!

I hope I’ve inspired you with another way to use your kit!  If you haven’t ordered this kit, you should check them out, there is still time. This kits has so many things to sample and play with. There are two types of kits for you to choose from Clear Stamps or Cling Stamps.

Have a great day!

  1. Shari, this is beautiful. Love the colors, the composition… you created a beautiful little mixed media painting. Gorgeous!!

  2. Shari, just when I think you couldn’t possibly wow us more than you already do, you come up with another amazing project! This card is stunning! Those colors are perfect together along with the bits of silver and black! GORGEOUS work!!

  3. I love the evergreen with the silver embossing…so striking and also it’s has a nice retro feel as well!! TFS Shari! I am loving all your Christmas cards (I am also in the Online classes Christmas card class) :D

  4. Thank you for sharing this. It’s so absolutely gorgeous and I must say I’ve been inspired by your color choices and used “not the usual red and green” on many of my cards this year! This color combo will probably end up on a few as well. We are paying attention and appreciate your artistic ability!!!

  5. Amazing what a great card and I love evergreen bough and iced spruce also in combination with festive berries and peacock feathers. And then that silver embossing makes it so elegant.

  6. Wow Shari! I am very inspired. I love the way you have created a look to your card that is similar to your journal pages. Love it!

  7. Love that color combo… fave is anything with silver!! :)
    Thanks for the chance to win. I’ve never won anything from you….and after months of entering, I am hoping my turn will come up soon! :)
    <3 J

  8. Loved the color combination you have used in the card. The black rub ons in the kit are perfect for the season and so many of them too :)

  9. Gorgeous card Shari. I love everything about this card, including the layering, colour combo and the water colour effect. Thanks for another round of inspiration.

  10. Love the color combo (evergreen bough and iced spruce are becoming my favorites!). Such a fun collage look to your card, something I need to try more of. Thank you for making the video to share.

  11. Hi Shari. Firstly, love your work. Currently helping a friend design her wedding invites based on your ‘Cherish’ (Two Birds) Hero Arts Card. I have the instructions, but it didn’t list the die cut you used. Was wondering if you are able to let us know which one it is. Thanks!!! :)

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