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Thursday, July 7, 2011

Evergreen Christmas

Good morning, everyone! It's Holly posting today, and for this card, I am using this gorgeous Holly Plate stamp set from Chapel Road. I stamped the holly sprig off onto some scrap paper first and then onto my vanilla cardstock, and then I stamped the sentiment over that. I wanted the holly sprig to fade out enough so that you could read the sentiment.

For the background, I pulled out my shimmery Evergreen paint from Creative Inspirations Paint and used a sponge to smoosh it all over the cardstock. Once the paint was dry, I randomly stamped the smaller leaves all over the background. Yes! You can stamp over the CI Paints!

You can see the gorgeous shimmer here:

I embellished this card with some burgundy wrinkled ribbon and a single ivory colored flower. Now I'm in the mood for Christmas carols and hot chocolate and some good old fashioned holiday movies! :-)

Stamps: Holly Plate (Chapel Road)
Ink: Dark Chocolate, Artichoke
CS: Vanilla, Chocolate Chip
CI Paint: Evergreen
Other: sponge, May Arts ribbon, Wild Orchid Flower (I Brake for Stamps)


Creative Inspirations said...

Great way to use the paints Holly. This is a nice elegant Christmas card.

Kassi said...

beautiful! and smart! I always seem to wait last minute for holiday cards.... you have inspired me to start early! lol!

Beth Norman said...

Very pretty Holly. Very elegant.

BarbaraW said...

Beautiful job Holly.

Kianel said...

Wow, such an elegant card!
Love from France, Kianel.