Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Holly Jolly Christmas

Today's Color Challenge from SCS (CC384) is very vanilla, cherry cobbler and gumball green ... with the dessert being "Christmas in July".  It was fun to make a CAS (clean and simple) Christmas card in July with the traditional red and green - thanks Mary, for the great color challenge!  I used my new stamp set from SU! "Watercolor Winter" and colored with Stampin' Write markers and a blender pen (marker layering technique).  Hope you like.

"Holly Jolly Christmas"

Stamps:  Watercolor Winter (SU!); Snowman Sayings and Handy Christmas Greetings (Amy R Stamps)
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler (SU!)
Ink:  Stazon black, Gumball Green, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories & Tools:  blender pen, Cherry Cobbler quilted satin ribbon, white gel pen, sticky strips and adhesives

I stamped the holly branch in Stazon Black ink and colored using Stampin' Write markers and a blender pen.  I added little white dots to the berries for highlights, using a white gel pen.  I stamped the sentiment and wrapped the ribbon around the top, tying a knot off center.

I mounted the card front onto a card base of Cherry Cobbler cardstock for stability.

On the inside panel, I stamped just one holly sprig, colored it ... and then added a sentiment "Have a holly jolly Christmas".


I am updating my labels and have now separated them into four different search categories on the blog:  Occasion / Subject; Technique; SU! Stamp sets; Other Stamp Manufacturers.  I hope that you find the new search lists helpful.  Thanks again for all the feedback I received on this!!


Bonnie said...

I love this holly in it's CAS perfection! I'm impressed with the way you did your labels. It should make for easy searching.

Susan said...

Great card, Loll - perfect simplicity and so pleasing to the eye!