Sunday, September 6, 2015

Holly - Season's Greetings Card

Time to get in gear to get some Christmas cards made.  Now that I am retired maybe I will be able to play along with the challenges for making a holiday card each week.  Plus I have to stay home and have time to create.  This maybe more of a problem - but oh the wonderful freedom to do whatever I want when I want to do it.

I decided to play along with the challenge at Merry Monday which is to use holly.

I found a stamp in a drawer that had holly on it so I decided to play.  After that I found a coordinating stamp and stencil of holly.  Maybe there will be another holly card created this week.

This is smaller than an A2 card and opens from the short side.  I stamped the image in black ink on water color paper and then water colored with water color pencils.  I attempted to get a little shading on the leaves and berries.  The berries also have been brushed with a clear Wink of Stella.  I embossed a piece of white.  Both pieces are matted with a dark gray.  You did know that gray is the new black.  The sticker was found in some things I was going through and fit perfectly in that corner.  The bow is a favorite Offray ribbon.  I added the gold medallion in the corner for a little more interest.

Thanks for stopping by.


Sue said...

Gorgeous card! I love all your layers and the beautiful bow, very festive.

laurie said...

What a pretty Christmas card, I just love that bow!!!!

Nancy Thomas said...

That cute image was framed perfectly with the big red bow and that gold medallion is a nice finishing touch.

Wendy said...

Such a pretty card! Love the holly and your lovely bow! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Monday! :)

Karren said...

Beautiful card! Love the holly and that gorgeous bow. Thanks so much for joining us at Merry Monday.