Thursday, June 30, 2011

Evergreen Christmas

Are you ready for a Christmas in July blitz?? :-) You'll be seeing a lot of Christmas and winter-themed projects from me this month, and this is just the first one. :-)

For this card, I am using this gorgeous Holly Plate stamp set from Chapel Road. I stamped the holly sprig off onto some scrap paper first and then onto my vanilla cardstock, and then I stamped the sentiment over that. I wanted the holly sprig to fade out enough so that you could read the sentiment.

For the background, I pulled out my shimmery Evergreen paint from Creative Inspirations Paint and applied the Dabbed Shimmers technique from Technique Junkies. Once the paint was dry, I randomly stamped the smaller leaves all over the background.

You can see the gorgeous shimmer here:

I embellished this card with some burgundy wrinkled ribbon and a single Wild Orchid flower from I Brake for Stamps. Now I'm in the mood for Christmas carols and hot chocolate and some good old fashioned holiday movies! :-)

Stamps: Holly Plate (Chapel Road)
Ink: Dark Chocolate, Artichoke
CS: Vanilla, Chocolate Chip
CI Paint: Evergreen
Other: sponge, May Arts ribbon, Wild Orchid Flower(I Brake for Stamps - use code SAVE10HOLLY)
TJ Technique: Dabbed Shimmers

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