Cardmaking, EBE by Julie Ebersole, Essentials By Ellen, Stamping

Mix And Match Stamps To Turn An Everyday Image Into A Holiday Card

Looking for holiday inspiration for that everyday stamp set? Julie is “borrowing” stamps from one set, to dress up a holiday card featuring the dachshund from the Clever Sausage set!

For this holiday card, I’m borrowing a candy cane from Bear Ware 2 and using a white gel pen to create a holiday pattern on this little dachshund’s sweater!


  • When mixing stamp sets, look for similar art styles and scale to create for a cohesive end result.
  • Watercoloring images with small details can be a challenge—use a small brush, and dilute your colors on a non-porous surface like the Waffleflower Media Mat, for better control; you can always intensify and layer color on top if needed.
  • Splitting a panel as shown in the video enables you to create a background scene from one layer of card stock and avoid adding too much bulk to a design.
  • Gel pens tend to perform best when they’re used regularly.  If your pen hasn’t been used in quite a while, you may want to run the tip across an emery board to dislodge the rollerball and get the ink flowing again.
  • Mounted your pieces but changed your mind?  Shimmy a thin spatula (or something similar) between the layers to help loosen the adhesive without destroying the pieces.


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1 Comment

  • Reply maureenkmorton September 7, 2020 at 7:21 am

    How very special…..two gals laughing in the closet. At least you said it was your closet, but I saw colors in there and have never seen you wear anything but black and white! Ha. Anyway, this card is the bomb and what a joy to see your big sister granddaughter. You made my day, Stickles and all.

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