Sunday, November 6, 2016

Merry Christmas Holly


It is always fun to decorate with Holiday Holly.  Today I designed a card using Susan's Garden Notes Holiday Holly & Berry die set.  Also used are Susan's Garden Notes Garden Birds 1, Els van de Burgt Studio Entwined Ovals, Corners 1 and the beautiful A Way With Words Merry Christmas die set.  

For the background, a piece of the Els van de Burgt Studio, Through the Lens Wood Series Cardstock was used.  Two Entwined Ovals were die cut using Gold Shimmer Sheetz.  The back of the Shimmer Sheetz was attached to a piece of Clear Double Sided Adhesive so they would be easy to attach.  Attach the Entwined Ovals at the top of the card.  Red Glitter Peel Off Sticker Dots were places on the dots of the Entwined Ovals.

Using Susan's Garden Notes Holiday Holly die set, the holly leaves were die cut 5 times, using white card stock.  To draw the veins in the leaves, Susan's Flower Tool Kit was used.  If you want to create beautiful flowers and leaves, Susan's Flower Tool Kit is a must have kit to own.  The leaves were sponged with Twisted Citron Distress Ink then sponged with Memento Bamboo Leaves around the edges.  The leaves were then rubbed with Vaseline to make them shiny.  You can watch Susan's Garden YouTube Holiday Holly & Berries Video at this LINK

There is a branch in the Garden Notes Holiday Holly & Berry die set, but I wanted to create a longer holly branch.  I used Susan's CountryScapes Woods 1 tree for this branch.  The Holly Leaves were attached to the branch allowing some of the ends of the branch showing.

The bird was die cut using Susan's Garden Notes Garden Birds 1 die set.  Distress Inks were sponged on to color.

Using Glossy Black Card Stock, the A Way With Words Merry Christmas 2 sentiment was die cut.  Also Glossy Black Card Stock was used to die cut the Els van de Burgt Studio Corners.  I attached Clear Double Sided Adhesive to the back of the Glossy Black Card stock before die cutting the sentiment and corners.  

You can create this card with the following products from Elizabeth Craft Designs:


(Berries attached are from a Christmas Pick from the Craft Store.  There is a die in the Holiday Holly & Berries set that you can use for the berries.)


3 comments:

Eva Van Buuren said...

Selma, this is a very special and a very beautiful Christmas card.
The wonderful Holly on the pretty Wood background is very special, such as the color black, they you have used.
I love it......I love it all!!
Thank you for this wonderful inspiration.
Hugs, Eva.

glendabrooks.blogspot.com said...

What a beautiful card! I love your little Vaseline trick!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

The amount of your creativity is just amazing, Selma!

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