Silver Christmas Holly Embossed Card

Today is a good day to make a Silver Christmas Holly Embossed Card. A little embossing can go a long way, and this easy card is proof.

Silver and gold can both dress up a card and make it look much more fancy. For this reason, I enjoy using foil and matching embossing powder on my holiday cards.

Little boughs of holly frame the sentiment from the top and bottom of my card, and of course match the card stock used!

If this design looks familiar, it may be because I posted a similar non-holiday card using this technique last week! Check out the Red and Gold embossed Monochrome card here!

Likewise, you can easily use this technique to create a sophisticated card with your favorite stamps (or if you like this one, the supplies are linked after the tutorial).

See below for how to make it:


How to make this Silver Christmas Holly Embossed card:

Cut your Cardstock:

  • Mossy Meadow: 8 1/2” x 5 1/2”, scored and folded at 4 1/4” for your card base
  • Silver Foil: 5 1/4” x 4”.
  • Pear Pizazz: 5” x 3 3/4”.

Emboss your Holly:

  • With versamark, stamp your holly leaves at the top and bottom of your light green layer.
  • Sprinkle with silver embossing powder, tap off the excess, and heat until it’s melted and shiny.

TIP: When embossing, pour and shake off the excess over a scrap sheet of paper or box. Then you can simply pour the excess back into your pot of powder.

Sentiment and Coloring:

  • Color in your holly using markers of the same and similar colors to your cardstock. For the leaves on this card, I used both the light and dark Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Blends for a more textured look.
  • Stamp your sentiment in the center of the holly layer with black ink.
  • Adhere your holly layer to the silver foil, and then tie a ribbon around if desired. Lastly, adhere the foil/holly layer to your card base.

Supplies for an embossed Christmas card:



I really like this card not only for the fun embossing, but also because it’s easy enough to make in bulk for holiday cards!

If you want to learn how to make your holiday card-making a bit easier and maybe even :gasp: relaxing, click below for the tips!

Additionally, here are a few more holiday cards you may want to make for your loved ones:

It was so great having you here in my Craft Closet today! If you also love crafting and want to make sure you are ready for the holidays this year, consider subscribing to my Stampin Newsletter for lots of tips, tutorials, and inspiration! Happy Crafting!

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