Thursday, April 3, 2014

A Card with Holly


Today was a very unproductive day. We watched American Idol this morning and after lunch I ran some errands on my own because Joe still isn’t feeling well. When I got back home it was time for a coffee and chit chat and catching up with the current news on the Internet and then just Internet browsing. I just had no motivation to do much of anything. I did mess around for an hour or so in the lower studio but to tell you the truth I didn’t accomplish much. The baked potato soup I made for supper was the best thing I did all day – yum!

Today’s card is for the www.merrymondaychristmaschallenge.blogspot.ca. The challenge this week was to make a Christmas card with holly on it. Here’s my card.

 

I wanted a square card so I made one out of a piece of light green. The poinsettia was stamped with Versamark and then gold embossing powder was sprinkled on heat set. I think this is a Stampin’ Up stamp. I borrowed some Christmas stamps with a friend last year and stamped quite a few and set them aside and forgot about them which worked out well because now I have some ready to colour. I coloured it with water colour pencils and added gold Stickles in the centre. The squares are once again the fancy Spellbinder’s square set. The strip along the bottom had the holly on it so that part was easy. I added some red Stickles to the berries to give them a little sparkle. It just needed a little more so I cut and notched a small piece of green ribbon and glued on a thick plastic sentiment. I have a huge bag of these and needed to use them up.

One more Christmas card done!

Cheers

Violet

 

5 comments:

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

This is very pretty - love the vintage feel! Thanks so much for joining us at Merry Monday!

Bonnie said...

Pretty framing for the poinsettia and border of holly! Thanks, Violet, for sharing with us at Merry Monday!

Notes by Nina said...

Lovely card Violet. Thank you for playing along with Merry Monday.

1CardCreator said...

Beautiful card! ~Diane

Wendy said...

Beautiful card, Violet! Love the pretty poinsettia and holly border! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Monday! :)

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