Traditional red and green feels like Christmas….even though I really enjoy branching out with other colors. For this holly card, of course it had to be traditional colors! I love how the leaves and berries are separate and photopolymer so you can ink it up in the correct color and see where you are stamping!!! I created a simple version and stepped-up version of this card! Let me know in the comments which one you prefer!
I started with a Cucumber Crush card base. Then I took a piece of Whisper White (3-3/4″ x 5″) and stamped the holly all over. I used the Hang Your Stocking Stamp Set and stamped the leaves in Cucumber Crush Ink and the berries in Real Red Ink. Be sure that you stamp all the way to the edge and even falling off of the cardstock so that it looks like the pattern continues on. Next, I adhered the stamped white piece to Real Red cardstock (4” x 5-1/4”). Then I wrapped some Candy Cane Lane Baker’s Twine around these pieces and tied it into a bow but you could do a knot whichever you prefer. Now you can add this to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I like to raise the image up with dimensionals so that it looks smooth with the twine behind it and holds tight. For the greeting, I stamped it from the Hang Your Stocking Stamp Set in Real Red Ink onto Whisper White. I die cut it out with the Tags & Labels Framelits. I die cut a label to layer it on in Silver Foil Paper. I love how these framelits layer so perfectly! I adhered the stamped label to the Silver Foil label and attached the greeting to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Again I use them to pop up the greeting so it looks smooth over the twine. I love the little shine of the twine and foil with the simple look of holly berries!
Here I did a simple version of the same card! I went with one layer of cardstock and left off the ribbon! I started off with this one but then got the idea to step it up! Which do you prefer?? Let me know in the comments below!
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So cute! There’s nothing sweeter than a handmade card.
Happy Thoughts of Home. 🙂
I totally agree! 🙂 ~Laura
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