'Tis The Season Holly Christmas Card

by Joanne James12. September 2015 21:43

Today I have another Christmas card for you! I used this week's Mojo Monday sketch as my inspiration:


This is such a great sketch - I can see me using it for lots of cards. Today I combined it with the Merry Monday Challenge that I haven't played along with for a while - this week we are challenged to use holly on our card and I immediately reached for my favourite new Home For Christmas DSP. Holly is also the theme over at Happy Little Stampers, so I'm linking up there too. Here's my card:

I used Real Red for my base, with a piece of striped DSP across the horizontal. I then mounted a piece of the holly patterned DSP onto a mat of Mossy Meadow, then cut a striped banner with my Triple Banner Punch and popped it up on dimensionals in the centre of the holly panel. I then stamped my sentiment, from the super-useful sentiment set 'Oh What Fun', in Mossy Meadow on a piece of Very Vanilla, mounted this on a mat of Real Red and added some red berries (tiny pearls that I coloured red with a Sharpie) to add a little dimension. I rounded the corners of all my mats and panels using my Project Life corner rounder as per the sketch; this softens the sharp lines of the panels, which I rather like.

A rather simple layout, but a great way to use a combination of co-ordinating patterns and I love the added berry detail on the sentiment.

Back tomorrow with a new challenge over at The Paper Players; this week it's a colour challenge and I'm hosting, so come back then and check it out!

Until then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.


Comments (6) -

KarrenJNew Zealand
9/12/2015 10:34:35 PM #

Beautiful card, Joanne!  The holly paper is perfect for the challenge and I love that sentiment.  Thanks so much for joining us at Merry Monday.


GailUnited Kingdom
9/13/2015 6:43:19 AM #

Love how you have used your DPS. Great sketch,  Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers


BonnieUnited States
9/13/2015 8:19:33 PM #

This is a great sketch and perfect paper, Joanne! Love those tiny berries on the sentiment holly! Thanks for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!


Wendy Aungst
Wendy AungstUnited States
9/13/2015 9:42:14 PM #

So pretty, Joanne! Love the mix of papers and your wonderful sentiment panel! Terrific card! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Monday! Smile


9/14/2015 1:52:28 AM #

Beautiful traditional colours for your lovely Christmas card!  Great layout and combination of papers!  Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers.


IngridUnited States
9/15/2015 3:47:35 PM #

What a great card! Love the DSPs together, and the layout is fabulous. I'm a sucker for stripes! Thanks for playing along with us at Happy Little Stampers! Smile


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