Thursday, November 20, 2014

Another Go at Holly Berries

My last post almost a week ago featured this same stamp set.  I was a little mind blocked using the Holly stamp.  Several readers offered some suggestions, so I took another run at the stamp. One stamp of the holly branch was just too bare, so I tried 2 stamps, then die cut the image leaving only 2 partial branch stampings.  I am much happier with this configuration.

I created a mat frame around it, used some distress inks to add some blue color, and red stickles to enhance the berries. Before adding the stickles, I heat embossed with clear the entire front panel. It gives a nice effect IRL.  I placed this panel on a dry embossed panel of holly leaves before placing on the card base, and lastly  added the SSS Merry Christmas die stacked 3 times. It is a definite improvement over my last try with this set.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. great card, Cat - the pop of red with the green and blue is perfect!

  2. I like what you've done here! It's beauteous!

  3. What a beauty this is, Cat! I love how you created the background for the holly leaves and that you added shimmer with clear EP! Loving the die cut sentiment, too! Really elegant card!

  4. I missed this one, but glad I saw it tonight, Cat! Love the embossed background & pretty holly branches!

  5. I finally got a chance to come back and look at this one, Cat, and I love it, too! It's a gorgeous card through and through!! Hugs, Darnell


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