Wednesday, 13 April 2022

Memory Box Mistletoe Christmas card


Hello everyone and welcome to another challenge over at Addicted to Stamps and More

This time we have our Christmas theme

and I came up with this card

I used a Memory Box mistletoe die and cut it twice from an ink smooshed piece of watercolour paper, before shaping the leaves. The bow die is included with the mistletoe and I cut this in red but stacked it onto a couple of white bows to give a bit of dimension. For the background, I stamped the sentiment from Papertrey Ink Merry Kissmas and then used their linen impression plate to add some texture to the panel. I then cut the largest My Favorite Things Chain Oval frame and paper pieced some of the waste back in to add a little interest. To finish off, I added some white berries and covered them with stickles for a little sparkle.

I was inspired for the colours here, by some variegated mistletoe I once saw in a market and marveled over to my husband, thinking he might just buy some. The romantic in him was overwhelmed by his gardener side and he just glanced at it and told me it wasn't variegated at all - it was just dying! 

As always, you'll find lots more inspiration over on the ATSM blog and I hope you will join us this time.

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Thanks for stopping by,

Carol x 


Carole said...

Oh Carol...this is lovely. What super dies and I love the inking to give the variegated (dying) mistletoe!The oval frame just sets it off nicely too. bet you are well ahead on the Christmas card stakes! Hope you are well. Hugs xx

Mac Mable said...

What a fabulous design and so eye catching. Love the variegated mistletoe and how you did the die cut chain oval. Had a little chuckle about the dying x.

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

OH! This is so gorgeous Carol, I love the variegated mistletoe and the outer circle. The sentiment is just perfect also.
As for the mistletoe dying, that's men for you! You could tell him some new varieties of plants are becoming very expensive and much wanted, due to they variegation. hahaha true though.
Faith x

Brenda said...

Beautiful card Carol, loving that mistletoe die and love how you made it variegated looking. The red bow and red oval frame is perfect for framing out this gorgeous mistletoe. I had to laugh about your husband telling you it wasn't variegated, it was dying. lol True story: My sister friend's husband and her brothers shot the mistletoe out the trees in VA for the wives to hang in their homes. Hugs, Brenda

Maria said...

Such a lovely Christmas using beautiful dies! And, wonderful design, so pretty!

laurie said...

Love the border for the mistletoe... great design!

Celeste Goff said...

I love this gorgeous card!

Lynda said...

Gorgeous card. Love the bright colours - and those sprigs look amazing. Thank you for joining us at The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge xx Lynda/Loopyloo DT

A.Rose said...

This is exquisite!

Witchcrafted Life said...

Magnificently pretty holiday season greeting. Mistletoe has always been one of my favourite symbols of Christmstime.

Autumn Zenith 🧡 Witchcrafted Life


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