I am sorry I am posting late. Saturday is my lazy day! I layed in bed and read a book until 8 a.m., went for a walk, chatted with neighbors, answered emails, layed outside and read some more and then stamped my card for today. It’s a good day!

Today begins our second Holiday Blitz Tutorial week over on SCS. Make sure to go to the home page every morning to check out the new tutorial. I will try to post a sample here every day, but I must confess, I might chicken out a time or two, hmm…..I mean, I might not have time to make a sample every single day! LOL

Today’s today is written by Lori Craig. She shows how to cut and dry emboss with Nestabilities and the Wizard Die cut machine. Under Variations you will find a file listing sandwich stacks for the other die cut machines.

We added a new gallery listing all the Holiday Blitz galleries (with links to each tutorial) from last year and will add a new gallery every day until next Sunday.


I started out by dry embossing an oval frame into a 3 3/4″ x 5″ piece of Shimmery White cardstock. I cut me an oval mask with one size bigger oval Nestabilities, taped it over my frame with removable adhesive and stamped the Damask Background in Brilliance Graphite Black Ink on the lower 2/3s of the cardstock. I hit the image with my heat gun until it was dry, then sponged Riding Hood Red ink over it.

Next I covered the stamped section and stamped the script from Thank you in Creamy Caramel on the top. I sponged the area with Creamy Caramel as well and paper pierced the edge of the Creamy Caramel area.


The flower from the Thank you set was stamped in the center of my oval frame.

I cut a mask for the flower, covered it up, covered up the stamped areas with my reverse mask and air brushed the inside of the oval with Copic B000.

The flower was colored with Copics (R39, R46, G99, W2). Crackle Accents was applied over the entire oval area and set aside to dry (that’s when I went outside to read. It takes a while for the crackle to appear. I wanted to use this product for quite a while now. This weeks Way to Use it Challenge gave me a good reason to dug it out of my supplies.


The flower was colored with Copics (R39, R46, G99, W2).

 Crackle Accents was applied over the entire oval area and set aside to dry (that’s when I went outside to read. It takes a while for the crackle to appear.

I wanted to use this product for quite a while now. This weeks Way to Use it Challenge gave me a good reason to dug it out of my supplies. The stamped and sponged layer was adhered to a 4″ x 5 1/4″ piece of Whisper White cardstock.

I punched two ribbon slots next to my oval and thread black scalloped ribbon through it. A double photo corner was added to the top left. The bigger piece was punched out of Basic Black cardstock, the smaller one out of Riding Hood Red. The red one was sponged with Riding Hood Red, then stamped with Damask in Black Graphite Ink. Three Antique Brass brads finish the corner off.

The sentiment was stamped in Black on a 3/4″ wide strip of Shimmery White cardstock. The left edge was rounded with a 1″ circle punch, the piece was sponged with Creamy Caramel and overstamped with the script from Thank you. The strip was centered on a sponged 1″ Riding Hood Red circle and a black Designer Label punch. The end of the strip was lined up with the end of the white layer. Two 1/4″ black circles were added to the right end of the strip. Those were topped with Antique Brass brads.


I love that Denise always shows the inside of her cards, so I thought I start doing it as well (If I do something special for the card inside). For this inside, I used my oval mask again.

I stamped the Damask background in Creamy Caramel on a 4″ x 5 1/4″ piece of Whisper White cardstock and sponged it first with Creamy Caramel, then with Riding Hood Red.

Have a great evening! Hugs and smiles


Stay at Home Mom of Three, Splitcoast Team Member and Copic and Spellbinders die Lover.

27 Responses to “Holiday Blitz Tutorial week on SCS”

  1. Absolutely gorgeous, Beate – you and Jenn – you were on the same brain wave today! Love your rich, beautiful colors!

  2. Wow, this card is as impressive inside as it is outside! What an elegant creation! I really like seeing the close-up of the crackled paint, I wouldn’t have noticed that detail in the first pic. It looks very neat!

    I got my very first set of Nestabilities yesterday! I had to try a few sandwich combinations in my Big Shot before it worked, but it finally did. Of course, now I will need to get all of the shapes. Like I needed to add stuff to my wish list… *sigh*


  3. Just beautiful, Beate! It sounds like you had a great day! Good for you!

  4. Wow!!! This is stunning! Love the red and black, and the red flower and crackling are wonderful! 😀

  5. This is stunning! I love this set, I try not to reach for it everytime, but it just makes the most perfect card. How you paired it with the Damask is beautiful. What a cool effect with the Crackle accents. Great Card!!!

  6. Beate, this is absolutely gorgeous! I just love everything thing about it! TFS! =)

  7. I think I’m going to have to give that Crackle Accents a try! The results are just too cool for words! Love the stamps you used too– then again– I’m pretty biased!! 😉

  8. Wow this is wonderful. Thanks for the inspiration. Hugs Marja

  9. Sounds like the perfect Saturday to me.
    Love the combination of the sponged caramel background with the red damask, and the damask photo corner with brads.
    I was really pleased to see those tutorials yesterday as I ordered my first set of Nestabilities and they shipped Friday. Mind you, post from the US is so slow here at the moment – I’ll just have to be patient.
    Hope you have another relaxing day today.

  10. Sooo genial…!
    Beate, deine Karte sieht klasse aus.
    Besonders gut gefällt mir dieser “Brucheffekt” auf der Blume…
    Wie immer: absolut toll!
    Liebe Grüße…

  11. This card is stunning! I love it, thanks for sharing.

  12. Absolutely gorgeous Beate!!! Wow! Love that you always capture your shimmery cardstock in pictures. It looks lovely with the damask background and sponging! Your flower panel is stunning too!!
    Glad you had a great Saturday, sounded relaxing! I didn’t stamp a thing…lol…read a book all day, was a nice change!

  13. This is spectacular. What a creative use of nestabilities.

  14. Beautiful! I love tulips and red makes it even better. I love the crackle. I’ve never heard of that product. Thanks for trying it.

  15. WOW! Just gorgeous and so elegant, Beate! I love the crackled glass!

  16. WOW Beate! This is absolutely GORGEOUS! I loooooove it!

  17. WOW! I love this – that rose is amazing!! It’s simply gorgeous. I love the inside too – it’s almost pretty enough to be the front!

  18. WOW! this is amazing! I love the rich colours and the crackle paint is awesome. I love the look it just adds to the richness of your card!

  19. Hi Beate:

    You are killing me with the Copics . . . I keep resisting and you show such incredible detail and beauty in this flower. Naughty, naughty. I loved the cracked glass . . . it’s on my list of to dos!



  20. Fabulous card Beate!! Love the colors and masking to create your background… and the inside…WOW! Smiles 🙂

  21. Oh my, Beate….this is such a STUNNER!! I love the elegance of it, and your fabulous coloring!! Gorgeous backgrounds, and I love how you’ve stamped the inside as well!! Wow, wow, wow!! I will definitely be checking out The Holiday Blitz!!

  22. So special and amazing!!!


  23. OH My Goodness this is one of the most gorgeous cards I have seen. WOW!

    Charmaine G

  24. This is so beautiful!! 😉

  25. WOWZA, BEATE !!!! Your coloring is amazing and I absolutely love this card……gorgeous girlie !!!!

    Big Hugs!

  26. This is such a vibrant beautiful card, Beate! I absolutely love it. Have a great week.


  27. This could be one of the most beautiful cards I’ve ever seen! Very impressive.

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