Saturday, November 14, 2015
I love to decorate with Holly at Christmas time. Today I designed a card useing Susan's Garden Notes Holiday Holly & Berries dies, along with her Garden Notes Poinsettia and Garden Notes Whitepine Bough & Pine Cone dies.
Susan has a video at this LINK to show you how to make her Holly die cuts very realistic. I have made many holly leaves using Susan's technique, and love the look. I decided to create the holly a little different today; I used white glossy card stock, shaped the leaves with Susan's Flower Tool Kit, then colored them with a green marker, leaving the edges white. Next I sponged on a very light tan ink over the white edges. I love the way Susan shows us to make dimensional berries. When these Holiday Holly & Berries are completed, they look so real!
Two red poinsettia were created with Susan's Garden Notes Poinsettia dies. Below the arrangement, I added a few of Susan's Garden Notes Whitepine Boughs.
The beautiful sentiment is one of the Quietfire, A Way With Words" die cut sentiments. The sentiment was die cut using ECD 100 lb Soft Finish Cardstock, that was attached to Elizabeth Craft Clear Double Sided Tape. The adhesive covering was pulled off and sprinkled with ECD True Red Silk Microfine Glitter.
Under the sentiment, I added the ECD Holly Border. For the berries, I used Susan's instructions to create dimensional berries. Elizabeth Craft Designs Line and Corner Peel-off Stickers were used to complete the card.
Links to the products from Elizabeth Craft Designs below: