Saturday, November 2, 2013


I just HAD to CASE this card shown HERE!  (10/29/13 post)

Holly trees do have red berries, but the white looks so much better here.  It's ok to be creative, right?

First, I ran the Penny Black holly die through the Cuttlebug using Pear Pizzaz cs.  Then I sponged the ends of the leaves with Color Box Olive Pastel chalk ink.  Using the same ink, I sponged the left third of a textured white panel and tied the natural hemp around it.

After stamping "Christmas Blessings" with Versafine Olympia Green ink, I mounted the panel on the card front with dimensionals.  TomBow mono glue was used on the left end of the branch and three leaves to hold it in place.  I slid the branch under the hemp, leaving the rest of the leaves and branch free so that it gives some dimension to the card.   After adding tiny pearls for the berries, the card was done.  This, by the way, took very little time to make--which means I'll be making more!

Thanks, Birgit, for such a wonderful design!


Biggan said...

Lovely! Thanks for your nice words!


Bonnie said...

This is gorgeous, Doris! I love the sponging on the side that adds depth to the design!

Anonymous said...

Very eye-catching the sponging...

Kim S said...

Truly elegant - so many special touches that add so much dimension. The white berries are perfect. I made an entire card with mistletoe last week - with red berries - before my husband pointed out that mistletoe has white berries. So between holly and mistletoe, red and white, I think we can be flexible!