I hope you’ve had a super weekend. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed
seeing my sister and brother-in-law, who have now gone
on to visit family in Sussex before flying home on Tuesday.
To create today’s card I used the Timeless Tidings Stamp Set
for the holly, the sentiment and the dotted line above and
below the sentiment. To give the background some
interest I used a stamp from the Beautiful Blizzard
Stamp Set, in Smokey Slate Ink, stamped off once.
I started by heat embossing the holly image in all four
corners using our Black Embossing Powder. I used my
Stamp-a-ma-jig – which is still a very important crafting
tool for me – to position all three stamps.
To colour the image I used my Real Red, Granny Apple Green
and Soft Suede Marker Pens. My first attempt was not a
success, so I fussy cut one of the holly branches and used
it to decorate the inside of my card!
Back to the front of my card! I decided to do the
sentiment on a separate piece of Whisper White
Cardstock (CS). My thought process was that if I messed
up on the actual layer, I’d have to re-do it on a separate
piece of CS anyway, so I might as well go for that idea
in the first place. And I’m glad I did!
At first, I was going to layer it on plain Real Red CS, but
then I decided to do something fancy with dies, although I
couldn’t think what they were called: Delicate Lace Edglits.
I adhered it to the card front using Dimensionals and
added some small Pearls across the top, bottom,
I also a Baker’s Twine bow to each holly branch, and had to
use Cherry Cobbler because it was the closest red I had.
The final touch was some Fine Tip Glue on all the berries
which I allowed to dry in small mounds!
I’m happy with today’s card and hope you like it, too.
That’s about it from me, so until tomorrow, happy crafting.