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Thursday, December 16, 2010

SC311.....Merry Christmas Holly

Good Thursday Morning Peeps!!!

Today I am sharing a card I made with the
sketch challenge on Splitcoaststampers.
I haven't played over there in quite some time and I am making a point to do it more.

I loved this sketch, and again I am still making some Christmas cards. I started the card with a base of Crumb cake card stock. I followed that with some very vanilla and the DS paper is from the Deck the Halls paper pack. I stamped the image from the Bells & Boughs stamp set onto very vanilla card stock with black stazon ink. I colored it in with always artichoke and cherry cobbler ink using my aqua painter. I added some crystal effects to the berries to make them shine. I splattered the image with some early espresso ink that I watered down a splattered on with my aqua painter.

The sentiment comes from the A Cardinal Christmas stamp set and I had cut the ends and created a wavy effect by rolling it around a marker. I attached it to the image panel with some foam tape in the middle and glue on the ends I added some always artichoke seam binding ribbon and made a bow. Finally I finished it off with some rusty jingle bells I had in my stash and tied it to the bow with some twine.

Well, that is all from me today, thanks so much for stopping by and HAPPY STAMPING!!!!!



Dawn Easton said...

Gorgeous girl! Thanks for the reminder about the SCS sketch! I had forgotten...ha!

Kristi said...

Lovely! You never cease to amaze me!

Mary Lou said...

I have become a regular follower of your blog, Vicki, and I am constantly blown away by your talent. Your style is awesome. I have loved all of your Christmas cards and just everything you do. Thanks for investing so much time and energy to share with others.

Marisa said...

Another Christmas beauty, Vicki! Love the wavy sentiment panel and the bells are fabulous.

Lynn Put said...

This is so pretty Vicki! I love the soft coloring on the holly and the cluster of jingle bells in the seam binding bow looks fabulous!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Beautiful Vicki! Fabulous colouring and I like the clean simplicy of this...and the sentiment too!

Marian Garcia, Studio M said...

So very pretty. Merry Christmas Vicki! xo, Marian

Linda Callahan said...

Love the bells on the bow! beautiful card!