Saturday, 17 August 2013

Christmas recipe - Holly ...

.... Morning all!  This is a scheduled post - as you may have gathered I'm on holiday in Cancun!!  The theme that Sarah has picked for this week's challenge at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown is to feature holly on your Christmas card(s).  I had lots of ideas for my card, but finally settled on a clean, simple design in traditional colours:


Stamps: WMS - Festive Foliage, Around Christmas Time, Compliments of the Season; Stampin' Up! - Christmas Messages
Inks: SU - Real Red, Old Olive; Versamark
Dies: Spellbinders - Pinking Circles Lg (S4-170) #3, Pinking Circles Sm (S4-172) #4, Circles Lg (S4-114) #3
Accessories: SU Card - Old Olive, Real Red; White Lustre Card; Black embossing powder; SU Marker Pen - Real Red



I used a sketch from a previous CAS Colour & Sketch challenge - CASC&S37, it works perfectly!  I randomly stamped the trio of holly leaves, the outline holly leaf and holly berries.  I cut the strip to size and edged it with a red marker pen (very subtle), mounted it onto some Old Olive card and adhered it to the card.  I stamped the holly leaf stamp in Versamark, heat embossed it with black powder, cut it out and mounted it on some pinking circles to make a rosette.  I finished the front with an ornate Christmas sentiment.  For the inside I cut a mat layer in Old Olive and on the white panel I stamped a few more holly leaves and added a simple verse for the greeting.


That's all for today - I do hope to get to see your creations this week, but that sort of depends on how much time I lie out in the sun on the golden sand, by the sea!!!  Don't forget to check out the blog to see inspiration cards from the rest of the team.  See you soon.

15 comments:

Jacqueline said...

Beautifully traditional - love it - Jacqueline xx

Paula (PEP) said...

Very classy & elegant with the red, green white, balck & gold & I love the inside - that could be a card by itself.
Paula (PEP)

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful Christmas card Deborah, I like the design the paper and the holly.
Kevin xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely Christmas card Deborah great layout and papers and just love the script sentiment

Anne

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE that paper with your holly focal point! Those embossed die cut star bursts are FAB!

Danielle Vincent said...

You did such a terrific job of stamping that I thought it was DSP. Lovely card Deborah! Hugs D

Mona Pendleton said...

So pretty Deb! Love the beautiful holly! Hope you are having a great time!

Ruth M said...

Love the traditional colours and CAS layout Deborah, a very festive card! Love the sentiment, it has such an old fashioned charm - love how you decorated inside too! Hope you have a wonderful holiday! Ruth x

Vickie Z said...

Gorgeous Deb!! Hope you're having a fab time in Cancun!!

Kim S said...

I love your stamped holly "paper" - the way the outline and solid leaves intertwine with each other is just lovely!

sarahstone said...

I like the traditional colors and I like the random stamped paper you created! Great card!

Patricia H said...

A very festive card for the holiday season! I like the pinked circles for the focal point. I'm glad to see you got some inspiration from the CAS - Colours and Sketches layout!

Mynnette said...

SO pretty, Deb! LOVE the traditional colors and I adore the framing on the inside! HUGS and sorry it took me so long to comment this week! :) Mynn xx

Marybeth said...

Love this beautiful holly card! The sentiment is my most favorite one for Christmas.

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