Thursday, July 15, 2010

QKR Happy Holly-days



I'm still in a Christmas mood this week - anything to keep me cool in this Texas heat! For this card, I used the Holly stamp and the Deck the Halls sentiment set from QKR Stampede. I started by creating the multicolored green background using the Watercolor Distress technique (Technique Junkies Feb/March 2007 issue) and then I randomly stamped the Holly all over the background.

I also inked up the Holly with a green ink, stamped it off on scratch paper, and then stamped the faded Holly onto some ivory cardstock. The sentiment is stamped with a darker green ink over the Holly. Can you see how the holly looks sort of like a watermark behind the sentiment? I just couldn't resist adding a little red by coloring in some of the berries. I also sponged a little red ink around the edges to make the label pop out.

I hope this eye candy helps you think cool thoughts!


Stamps:
Holly from QKR Stampede
Deck the Halls set from QKR Stampede

Ink:
Barn Door distress - Ranger
Peeled Paint distress - Ranger
Forest Moss distress - Ranger

Paper:
Real Red
White
Naturals Ivory

Other:
red Copic marker
sponge
distress tool
Labels 8 die - Spellbinders
red twill ribbon - May Arts

Technique:
Watercolor Distress - Feb/March 2007 issue of Technique Junkies

3 comments:

Terry said...

Stunning Christmas card! I love the background and everything about this! We are hitting 107 today!!!

Joan Ervin said...

This is such a beautiful Christmas card....I just love how you created the background and the sentiment with the stamped off image looks AWESOME!!!!

joy said...

Love the way the holly stands out in the background and the subtle look of the holly under the sentiment! Great technique.