Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Christmas Holly

Our recent combined blog hop with Die-Versions was so much fun.  It was really neat to see what everyone created with the different products.  Thank you to everyone that left comments.
I thought I would share one more card I made using one of the new Die-Versions dies, Whispers Holly Branch.  This makes a lovely but fairly simple holiday card.

The image is from the Christmas Holly stamp set.  It was stamped and colored with copics in the center of a piece of white cardstock.  Then I ran “Tear-ific” tape around all the edges and added Gyspsy Red Velvet Glitter.  This was layered onto the white card base.

I covered a smaller piece of white cardstock with a super adhesive sheet and die cut an oval window out of the center.  After removing the protective layer, I covered this with Cloud Nine Velvet Glitter and then I ran it through an embossing folder (see Dry Embossing on Velvet Glitter in Tips and Techniques).  The embossed design doesn’t not show a lot in the picture but it leaves a nice subtle design.  Then I used dimensionals to pop this up on the card front with the image centered in the window.

Next I cut out 2 of the Holly Branch die cuts from white cardstock.  I trimmed off a small section of each so that they did not extend too far over the image in the window and used dimensional glue to adhere them to two opposite corners.  I added the small pieces I cut off to the ends of the swirly die cuts so they extended a little further on each side.  I had planned to add glitter to these die cuts, but decided I liked how the plain white stood out on the glittered/embossed top layer.

Thanks for stopping by!

E. Marie

I entered this card in the following challenges:
Top Tip Tuesday Challenge – Anything Goes
LTSCB #36 - Anything Goes!
Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge #42 - Anything Goes.....
Sweet Stampin’ Challenge – Christmas in August


Shona Erlenborn said...

I love this Marie. The framed, embossed, glittery background is fabulous. The holly swirl die cuts are the perfect finishing touch. A very elegant Christmas card.

April said...

Very lovely! I love the swirls and all the sparkle! Great job! xo

Sandra H said...

This is so beautiful as always you are so creative with your cards x

Anne Temple said...

This is a stunning Christmas card1 Love how you used the dies as corner accents.

Lisa aka Myran said...

Stunning card Marie! So pretty with the glitter.
Thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly :)

Planetsusie said...

This is so pretty Marie - I particularly like the background that was glittered and then embossed, you are right it is very subtle but effective. I also like the plain white flourishes - they are very elegant.

Thank you so much for entering the Crafty Calendar Challenge this month, lots of luck to you.

Hugs Sue Pxxx DT

Chris said...

A beautiful traditional Christmas card. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

brenda said...

What a pretty Christmas card Marie and the sparkle really draws the eye to the focal element.

Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us at Penny Black and More challenge.

B x

Sammy said...

This is a lovely card. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week. Sammy-x

Shuly said...

Such an elegant christmas card!! Love your dies and this neat red frame! The stamp is beautiful too! Thank you so much gor sharing at love to scrap! Challenge blog!

Whisper said...

Oooo classy and am loving that stunning die too.

Thanks for joining us at Penny Black & More this month and good luck, luv Sam x

Donna Ellis said...

wow! beautiful card, Marie! Thanks for your recent visit to my blog! It's good to see you "out and about" again. xo

Brenda said...

Very pretty, Marie - love the delicate white on white framing :)

Jan Ltc said...

This is fab. Thanks for joining us at CCC xx Jan

Eret said...

This Christmas card is stunning. I love this image and your design. Red and white glitters are stunning together.

Kitt said...

Beautiful Christmas card. Love the details and the color. Well Done. Thanks for sharing with us at Suzys Bee's. Good Luck

Anonymous said...

lovely card, , thanks for playing Top Tip Tuesday challenge hugs Samantha :0)