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Holiday cards using Christmas Foiled Basics collection by Yana Smakula

Another holiday card today, friends. I hope you are ready. And yes, I do have some more holidays coming up soon too ;-)

Today’s card is made with glimmer plates designed by one of my all-time favorite crafters – Yana Smakula! This set is one of my favorite ones because it creates like a ice covered village scene from the mountains during winter. I combined the plates in this set with several other previously released sets. In fact two of these other sets are non-holiday ones, but I think they do work perfectly for my card for today.

Key Ingredients:

  1. Glimmer Winter Village Glimmer Hot Foil Plate from Yana’s Christmas Basics collection

  2. Christmas Essential Glimmer Circles Glimmer Hot Foil Plate from Sparking Christmas collection

  3. Foliage Border Glimmer Hot Foil Plate & Die Set from Foil Basics by Yana Smakula

  4. Sunset Harvest – Glimmer Hot Foil Kit of the Month for Oct 19

  5. Nestabilities Essential Circles Etched Dies

  6. Glimmer Hot Foil Roll – Polished Brass

  7. Glimmer Hot Foil Roll – Espresso Bean


  1. Glimmer all the designs on watercolor cardstock. I used Canson Mixed Media paper. For one card I used the Polished Brass foil color and for the other Espresso Bean.

  2. Create two top folding card bases using pale blue cardstock. I used one of the textured ones from an older Spellbinders card kit.

  3. Glimmer on this with the circular Merry Christmas frame. Again, I did it twice using different colors of foil.

  4. Die cut the houses design using a circle die. I used one of the circles from Nestabilities Essential Circles Etched Dies. These coordinate beautifully with the circular Merry Christmas frame from Christmas Essential Glimmer Circles plates.

  5. Fussy cut the flower and leaves from the pumpkin design.

  6. Use watercolors to color in the houses, leaves and flower.

  7. Assemble with foam squares, add gold jewels and adhere them with multi medium matte adhesive.

Done :-) Do tell me which one you like better – the one with the gold (polished brass) foil color or the one with the coffee (espresso bean) foil color. I’d love to know.


For your convenience, I am sharing links to the supplies I’ve used or the ones you can use for making similar cards – click on the picture or link to go directly to the product. Wherever available, I have used affiliate links, which means when you make a purchase, I receive a small commission (at no extra cost to you) which I use to run this blog. I truly appreciate your support!

Hugs! ~Varada

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