Another week, another Christmas card. I'd really like to make something flowery and pink but birthdays have been scarce recently and I haven't had much spare time for playing around. The next few birthdays are boys! Thinking cap on...
Anyway on with the card:
I don't think the green looks quite as vibrant as it does in real life but when I tilt my screen it looks better. So if you think it looks washed out, try tilting!
There was a certain amount of fiddly cutting here. I stamped the holly, embossed in bronze and filled in with green brusho. I wet the leaves with water. Dropped some Brusho onto an acrylic block and painted it onto the leaves with a wet brush. I love how it pools and gives different shades. I coloured the berries with a Pro-marker.
Then the cutting out. I quite enjoy it really. I ball tooled the back and also went round the white edges with a bronze Sharpie.
I stamped the greetings down the side first, as there was plenty of chance for it to go wrong, then attached the wreath.
I glued the leaves on with glue gel but not very much as I want it to go through the post easily. I think I've made quite a few cards which will be too thick for a normal stamp.
I'm linking this to 52 Christmas Card Throwdown. This week it's 'pick a previous sketch'. I chose one from just a few weeks ago. Sketch 55 October 2016
And also Merry Monday. Bonnie is asking 'How will you decorate your door?'
With a wreath. of course. I always make one and just remembered how prickly Holly is while you're doing it and then when you walk into it by accident.
Thanks for visiting lovely crafters. x