Wednesday, 9 September 2020

SHC - Holly, but no ivy ...

.... Good morning! Hope you're all keeping well. September is flying by. I'm here with my Seven Hills Craft post. I've been busy making Christmas cards - I still need so many for my stash. I used one stamp set and made three, yes three, cards and all with different techniques. I'll start off with the most clean, simple card.


Stamps: Colorado Craft Company - Big & Bold - Holly & Berries
Inks: Versafine - Onyx Black; Memento - Tuxedo Black
Accessories: White Card; Clear Embossing Powder; Twinkling H₂Os Paints

I'm submitting this card to The Holly & Ivy Christmas Card challenge - H&ICC#78, where it's Anything Goes as long as it's Christmas.


I used a 5¾" square white card. I stamped the large holly and berries image directly on the card in Versafine ink and embossed it with clear powder. I used several different Twinkling H₂O paints to add colour. I mixed two shades of green for the holly leaves, and two shades of red for the berries. I set the coloured image aside to dry. I love the effect that you get when paints dry. I finished the front with one of the sentiments from the stamp set. Stamped it in black ink and embossed with clear powder.


On the inside, I've kept it really simple. I used two more of the sentiments from the stamp set and added the holly leaves and berries in the bottom corner. Done!

My next card is another large square card.


Stamps: Colorado Craft Company - Big & Bold - Holly & Berries
Inks: Versafine - Onyx Black; Memento - Tuxedo Black
Accessories: White Card; Clear Embossing Powder; Kaisercraft DP - Mint Wishes; Copic Markers

For this card, I positioned the big image in my MISTI, stamped the image, removed it from the MISTI and coloured it with Copic Markers. I repositioned the imaged, stamped it again with Versafine ink and heat embossed with clear powder. I then very carefully cut out the image and edged it with a black marker. I used some design paper to cover the front of the card, adhered the coloured image and finished the front with a Christmas sentiment.


On the inside, I used another piece of the design paper for the mat layer, and on the white panel used a greeting and the holly leaves.

My final card uses a favourite technique of mine - paper piecing.


Stamps: Colorado Craft Company - Big & Bold - Holly & Berries
Inks: Versafine - Onyx Black; Memento - Tuxedo Black
Accessories: White Card; Clear Embossing Powder; Kaisercraft DP - Home for Christmas

I'm submitting this card to Merry Little Christmas Card Blog - MLCCB#26 where it's Anything Goes as long as it's Christmas.


I used a standard US A2 size card which means that not all the image is on the card. I started by selecting the area to stamp and stamping it direct on the card base. I found some scraps of design paper in my stash and used three different greens for the leaves, some red design paper and a piece of wood finished design paper for the branch. I stamped all the images in Versafine black ink, embossed them with clear powder, fussy cut them out and edged them all with a black marker pen. I started by adhering the branch, then the top most dark green leaf, the patterned leaf, the holly berries and finally the pale green leaf. I finished with another of the Christmas greetings from the stamp set.


On the inside, I cut a mat layer of red design paper and on the white panel added a couple of the sentiment stamps (and I'm still humming the song) along with the holly leaves.

I really like this set of stamps - so versatile and I'm going to be using it again soon. That's all for now. See you again soon.

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2 comments:

Daffodil Cards said...

3 Beautiful cards and inserts Deborah.
Faith x

Bianca van Tilburg. said...

What a super nice cards.
Thank you for participating in our challenge.
Big Hug Bianca
DT The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge Blog.

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