Sunday 30 October 2016

Christmas wish

I'm back again with another quick card. After I looked at the LIM challenge I got the idea for this card. 

The stamps are by Sheena Douglass and they came with issue 12 of the Crafter's Companion magazine.
I started by masking off the area for the sentiment with a post- it and then I inked around it with distress inks: brushed corduroy, vintage photo and gathered twigs. With the mask still in place, I stamped the holly with potting soil archival ink.

I removed the mask and stamped the sentiment and embossed in detail gold. I then stamped with the holly stamp around 2 edges of the card. I coloured them in with distress inks and a damp brush: bundled sage, forest moss and barn door.
I went around all 4 edges with Versa mark and embossed with gold powder and then mounted the card on base. To finish it I added glossy accents to berries and went around sentiment area with a brown fine liner.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Less is more challenge - celebration or festivals


  1. This has such a fantastic traditional festive feel with the holly in reds and greens and the soft brown inking round the sentiment. I love the Glossy Accents on the berries too - super touch! Thanks for playing along with us in our 300th challenge at Less is More :)

  2. This SD holly stamp is very pretty Theresa, and I love your masking to make the sentiment tag which works beautifully. The gold embossing for the sentiment stands out really well too. A delightful Christmas card. x

  3. Such a beautifully elegant card. Thanks for sharing at Less is More!

  4. Beautiful, your colouring is exquisite, with the addition of the sentiment nothing more is needed.

  5. Great card love your coloring. Thank for your participation in HLS christmas participation in HLS christmas challange. Hope to se you in outher next challande. //Zora