Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Holly Jolly Christmas



Hi everyone.  Today is the newest challenge at ATS&M (#118 - Holiday).  I focused on Christmas so I could get another card made for my stash :) ...






I had fun making this card ... I am loving my distress inks and started out by blending my favorite combination for the background (Antique Linen and Brushed Corduroy).  I stamped over top with a new-to-me stamp from Penny Black, called Christmas Story.  Love it!!  I die-cut three holly leaves, sponged ink around the outside edges to add interest, coated them with green glitter glue, and then shaped them with my stylus and mat to give them some dimension.  Three red glitter balls were added for the berries and a simple sentiment banner finishes the card.

I hope you'll join at ATS&M for our "holiday" challenge.  Please click HERE to check out the challenge and to see the beautiful cards from the rest of the Design Team.  I hope you'll be inspired to play along with us! :)







Stamps:  Christmas Story (Penny Black); Christmas Sampler (Paper Smooches)
Paper:  White (Neenah); Old Olive (SU!)
Ink:  Distress inks:  Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy (Tim Holtz); Real Red (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Sponges, Holly die-cut (C.C. Designs), red glitter balls



21 comments:

Bonnie said...

Love that background stamp and how you've shaded it! And the sparkly holly is gorgeous!

Susan Hogan said...

Beautiful work - love the whole look of it.

Lee-Anne said...

What a beauty, Loll...love that background stamp! Hmmm, could be something else to add to my list of wants :) And your holly is so, so pretty with all the sparkle! LOVE!

Deborah Frings said...

I do like the blended colour and sentiment panel. The holly leaves and berries are just perfect accents! Gorgeous!

nancy littrell said...

I Love how your word background glows Loll. You were even able to pick up the sparkle of your pretty leaves and berries in your photo :-)

Love it all. TFS my friend. Hugs, Nancy

MaryH said...

This is so CAS yet it packs a real wallop. Thanks for inspiring this great design. I have an IO CAC stamp similar to the PB script here. What a great idea to charge it up with the DI's, and that lovely holly sprig. Wonderful against that crisp white background. TFS & hugs.

Barb Ghig said...

Gorgeous card, Loll! I love how you inked/blended your panel and stamped the "Christmas Story"! Your holly leaves are also really beautiful...so much sparkle and texture, and perfect with your CAS design!

Becky said...

what an elegant cas card! Love the beautiful sparkle of the holly.

My Paper Epiphany said...

I love how you can make a Vintage style card look so CAS!

Lisa Lara said...

So many beautiful details Loll. Love the sparkly holly.

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wonderful Loll! I love the contrast of the bright glittery holly leaves against the rich vintage background panel! Another winner! hugs :)

JulieB said...

Fab card, love those sparkly holly leaves. :)

Katie Melhus said...

Stunning design, Loll - I love this!

Cornelia W said...

Your cards are always amazing, and this one is no exception. Beautiful DAS card, Loll!

Susan said...

Love the glitter on the leaves and the great sponging on the text panel!

Deepti said...

The shimmer on the holly looks gorgeous with the text panel !

Neets B said...

This is such a lovely work of art. Your warm panel and your sparkly holly look stunning against the crisp white base. Just gorgeous x

Anonymous said...

Hi Loll, love your sponging and the glittery leaves, fab card. Have a lovely day! hugs Monika xxx

Wei said...

Gorgoeus! Love this CAS Christmas card! Love the inking and texture background!

cm said...

Elegant, classy and all around stunning! I'm crushing alllll over this beauty, Loll! Once again, I'm in awe over your creativity and ingenuity!
Hugs~c

Brenda said...

You are so great at making classy and elegant Christmas cards Loll! Heck you are great at making all your cards look elegant and classy. I love those two distress ink colors and must try them together as yours looks beautiful. I love how you did your holly leaves and I love the stickles on top of them as well. Do you use a brush or your finger to spread the stickles around?? How ever you do it, it is done with perfection! Hugs, Brenda