Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Jolly Holly Days


This is my second card for the "Sparkle & Shine" Lawnscaping challenge. I did a similar card for last Christmas, inspired by one by Kristina Werner.


I used the "Deck the Halls" mini stamp set by Lawn Fawn. After die cutting a circle using one of Lifestyle Crafts' "Nesting Scallops," I stamped the greenery & pine cones to create a wreath. (The inks I used were Hero Arts Cup o' Joe, Forever Green, & Soft Leaf; Stampabilities' Christmas Green pigment ink; and Chestnut Roan chalk ink by Colorbox.) Once I had the wreath looking full enough, I glued the panel to a piece of patterned paper from my scrap stash.

I stamped the "Jolly Holly Days" from the same stamp set on a scrap of white cardstock, in Versamark ink. I heat embossed that with Ranger Gold embossing powder, and cut it into a strip. I then adhered it to my card front, below the focal panel. Then I mounted my card front to a white A2 card base.
Detail shot of Liquid Pearl dots
 For the "shine" part, I added dots of Gold Pearl Liquid Pearls on the wreath, and on either side of the greeting. Then I set that aside to dry. And that finished this quick, simple Christmas card for Operation Write Home.

I'm also entering this card in Simon Says Stamp's Monday "Anything Goes" challenge.

4 comments:

  1. Beautiful card! I love how you've added the dots of gold, really adds a special extra. Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

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  2. Andrea, what a beautiful card! You have inspired me! (also love the liquid pearls-have not used before but now I must get them to try).

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    1. Thanks, Michael! Glad I could inspire you!

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