Design Team: Inside Out

This week’s challenge for the Design Team was to finish the insides of their cards. They all have chosen holiday themes, but each designer has come up with her own variation.

Let It Snow by Dawn Lusk


Dawn decided to put the image on the inside and make a peek hole on the card front.


The cute Penguin Chick is colored with Copics, masked and airbrushed.

» Dawn’s Blog

Easel Card by Cheryl Walker


Cheryl chose the puppy from the Ho Ho Hollydays set and added Fun Flock to his Santa hat. She drew white dots with a gel pen around the Nestabilities Labels Two die cuts. The card front is embellished with a poinsettia and punched branches.


The easel card stands on its own. Inside there is a bird from the same digi-stamps set. The bird is perching on greenery made with a Martha Stewart branch punch.

» Cheryl’s Blog

Sparkle and Joy by Broni Holcombe


There’s a lot of sparkle on this card and it was so much fun to make. The grungeboard ornament was painted white with an acrylic paint dabber, then coated with blue topaz glitter. Both the ornament bow and the flourish were covered with stickles, and the fur trim on the kitten’s hat is made with Sparkly Fluff.


Inside, the tiny bird’s fur trim is made with stickles and the piercing at the top of the white layer was made using one of the Faux Stitched Borders. Both the cat and the bird are from the Ho Ho Hollydays set.

» Broni’s Blog

Ho Ho Ho by Lisa Cook


Lisa is getting into the Christmas spirit this week. She chose to work with the Ho Ho Hollydays set and the Seasonal Borders set. She added texture to her piece by using some fabric paint. This doesn’t bleed on the digital stamps like many products do.


On her blog, Lisa shared a trick she uses to pierce her paper without actually printing the piercing pattern onto the project itself.

» Lisa’s Blog

Musical Holiday Card by Cindy Royal


The front of Cindy’s card, as well as inside, is done with dry embossing cardstock and sanding. The edges of the panels are stitched. The image from the Marching Band 2 set is Copic colored with the arm and leg layered for a 3D effect.


The sentiment, also from the Marching Band 2 set, says, "May the joy of the season march into your heart." The border of musical notes with holly sprigs is from the same digital stamps set, too.

» Cindy’s Blog

Let It Snow by Lynn McAuley


Lynn used her favorite little digital penguin from Angels Landing’s Penguin Chicks for this week’s card. The background was created by inking a Cuttlebug Snowflake Embossing Folder before running it through the machine. The penguin was colored with Prismacolor pencils blended with odorless mineral spirits. She added bling with Frosted Lace Stickles and rhinestone blossoms.


The inside of the card was created using a digital snowflake from Judi’s Seasonal Borders. Lynn lined the flakes up and grouped them together to add the top and bottom border. She added the same rhinestone blossoms she used on the front of the card. The sentiment is from the Snowflakes set by Stampin’ Up.

» Lynn’s Blog

Multi-Flap Pocket Card by Maria Bell


This is a multi-flap card with a pocket using images from the Season’s Tweeting set and a sentiment from the Marching Band 2 set. The front half flap opens to reveal the card base with the left side decorated. The card base opens up to reveal a pocket with a card insert. All of the images were colored with Copic markers. Stickles and Crystal Effects add a little sparkle to parts of the images. You’ll also find a tutorial for constructing this type of card on Maria’s blog.

» Maria’s Blog

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