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.


  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!

  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).

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


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