Saturday, 4 February 2017

Crafty Individuals and Clearly Besotted Holly Christmas card






Hello everyone and welcome to the February Christmas Challenge at Happy Little Stampers. All our Christmas Challenges this year are Anything Goes but you also have the option to use our twist, and this time that is Holly!


You have a month to play along with us and one lucky winner will receive a $15 discount to the Happy Little Stamper Store.


I came up with this card




1) Put Peeled Paint, Mowed Lawn and Spiced Marmalade distress ink onto a mat and spritz with water to get them moving, before smooshing some white card through, lifting it, and then leaving it to dry. Once dry, go in with a damp brush and some yellow and green DI to paint the holly leaves, and use a red ink on the berries.

2) Once it is dry, stamp with black Versafine ink and emboss with clear powder using the Holly Script stamp from Crafty Individuals.

3) Fussy cut the image and mat it onto black and then white card.

4) Die cut some red card with a stitched rectangle die, then stamp and white emboss the sentiment from Happy Little Stampers Mixed Christmas Sentiments. Draw dashed lines around the panel with a white gel pen.

5) Die Cut and stamp some holly sprigs from the Clearly Besotted Little Pudding set, shape them and colour the berries with a red pen.

6) Assemble the card and finish off by coating the holly leaves with  a couple of coats of Spectrum Noir Clear sparkle pen, and add glossy accents to all the berries.




I'm embarrassed to say how many years I've had this stamp in my stash without using it, but I do remember that I bought it on my first visit to a Craft Show so that must be 8 or 9 years ago! It feels really good to use it.


Thanks for stopping by


Hugs
Carol x

16 comments:

  1. Love this card, so beautifully crafted and designed. Fabulous!

    ReplyDelete
  2. WOW! I really like, with holly leaf off the edge of the central panel. This amended motion in your card. I also love saved background, it looks amazing.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Love this card carol...in every way! brilliant...and one for the Christmas box!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Wow, love this Christmas card Carol! The colors are so beautiful and I am loving the holly leaves and berries. The script embossing looks great too, it just really pulls the card together! Hugs, Brenda

    ReplyDelete
  5. Love that holly / text stamp! Great colour scheme and I love all the details like the glossy accents on the berries, the sparkle pen on the holly, and the white gel pen on the stitched edges.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Gorgeous card....love your text background, love the vintage look it gives your amazing card.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Such a lovely crisp design Carol and the faux stitching gives it a lovely finish xx

    ReplyDelete
  8. Lovely card with a great design!Thanks for playing along at Christmas Card Challenges.

    ReplyDelete
  9. This is so pretty!! I love the middle of the card with the blending and the amazing holly script!! The red is striking against the middle. Really beautiful design.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Gorgeous card Carol, beautiful design. Love the little hollies and stitched details x

    ReplyDelete
  11. Oh it's beautiful! I'm sure I have that stamp somewhere but never made it look this good!

    ReplyDelete
  12. This is such a beautiful card! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Christmas Card Challenges! -Lori DT

    ReplyDelete
  13. Such a pretty Christmas card - lovely holly and the white "stitches"!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Gorgeous Christmas card ..... beautifully traditional xx

    ReplyDelete
  15. So many wonderful elements in this card, Carol. Love that you dug out a wonderful oldie to use on this great card. I have really been trying to do that. Love the post card feel and all the wonderful details like the fauz stitching, the embossing, glossy accents, etc.

    ReplyDelete

Hello, and thank you for taking time to visit my blog. I would really appreciate it if you could find time to leave a comment before you leave.

Thanks,
Carol x

LinkWithin

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...