420 Holly Sprig Card Project

#420 – Holly Sprig Christmas Card

Paper Casting Project

Deck the halls! 
Christmas cards and cookies that bring smiles 
to those you love at Christmas!

Greeting card featuring painted paper casting made from Rycraft cookie stamp #420 Holly Sprig (2)

Painted shortbread cookie stamped with Rycraft cookie stamp #420 Holly Sprig (2)

Speculaas cookie stamped with Rycraft cookie stamp #420 Holly Sprig (2) and cut out with a cookie cutter

#420 – Holly Sprig (2)


Materials Needed:

1 Rycraft cookie stamp or craft stamp #420 – Holly Sprig (2)   or   #023 – Holly Sprig (1)
100% Cotton Linter (Rycraft Cotton Linter)
1 paper casting* of design #420 Holly Sprig (2)  or  #023 Holly Sprig (1)  (see Basic Paper Casting Instructions).
Clear acrylic varnish 
1 blank greeting card
3 pieces of your choice of decorative papers and colors (we used a piece of red approx. 3 1/4" square, a piece of metallic gold approx. 2 3/4" square, and a piece of black paper approx. 2 1/2" square)
Acrylic paints:  metallic gold, red, green
Optional: Glitter (ultra fine) 

*Note:  Alternately, the casting for this project may be made from clay instead of paper (see Basic Clay Casting Instructions). The choice is yours.


1.  Let casting dry thoroughly. Then varnish the casting to seal it before painting (so wet paint won't make design disappear). Let dry. Optional: Apply a 2nd coat of varnish for more permanence. Variation: Varnish only the holly design and leave background area unvarnished.
2.  Apply paint to design as shown, one color at a time, and let paint dry between coats so colors won't run together. Optional: While red paint is still wet, add glitter, shake off excess, and let dry.

3.  Optional: Apply another coat of varnish to protect painted casting.
4.  Cut papers to fit your card and to then fit one over the other leaving nice borders. Glue 3 pieces together and let dry. Then glue them to the card.
5.  Glue casting to center of black paper.

Closeup of painted paper casting made from Rycraft cookie stamp #420 Holly Sprig (2)

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