Blingin' Noel

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

This card's for the Sketch Challenge today over at Splitcoast. An awesome layout that lends itself to so many different ideas. I chose to make a wreath based on one of Kittie Caracciolo's designs.

The card base is a standard A2 in SU's Basic Gray. Next comes layered pieces of designer paper that are framed in SU Very Vanilla. On top of all those layers is a big piece of bling from Recollections.

The sentiment was stamped off before stamping it in Basic Gray on the vanilla cardstock. Next it was cut with a Spellbinders Nested Pennants die. The edges were curled for a little interest and a couple of rhinestones were added as the accent above the "e".

On to the wreath. First I punched a whole lot of the Martha Stewart Holly bits and MS Branch bits in Very Vanilla, Brushed Silver and Whisper White. Next, using a stylus and mat I shaped each punched bit. Then, using a toothpick, Crafters Pick glue was applied to each of the holly bits and it was dipped in MS Coarse Glitter. It was a random process,using the toothpick to dot on the glue here and there on each bit.

Then, the wreath was assembled on a base made by cutting a piece of Very Vanilla with a 2" Spellbinders die and the next size down die at the same time. This provides a 1/4" wide circular base for the wreath.
Recipe:
Paper: Stampin' Up! Basic Gray, Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Brushed Silver and Memory Box Dewfrost
Ink: Stampin' Up! Basic Gray
Stamp: Waltzingmouse Say It Loud Winter Holiday
Accessories: Big Shot Pro, Spellbinders Nested Pennants, Recollections bling, Martha Stewart Holly and Branch punches, Martha Stewart Coarse Glitter, craft mat, Crafters Pick glue, McGill stylus and Craft Molding Mat

Have a wonderful Wednesday everyone!

Kraft Tag

Tuesday, November 29, 2011


Yes, I've been MIA...sorry about that! Time for a new posting!

Over at Splitcoast yesterday...the Technique Lovers Challenge to make tags and the Color Challenge today is Kraft, White and Pear Pizzazz.

I've used a die to cut out my tag. Next comes some sponging with Shabby Shutters and then I dabbed on some Snow Cap acrylic paint around the edges. Next comes a few images stamped in Shabby Shutters, followed by more images from the same set stamped in the acrylic paint.

The holly leaves are die cut, shaped with a stylus, edged in Shabby Shutters and dabbed with Snow Cap which was then smudged with my fingers. The little holly berries have a bit of white gel pen for interest.

And finally, I tied a bunch of fibers to the top of the tag with some burlap string.

Recipe:

Paper: Tim Holtz Kraft Resist Paper Stash, SU Real Red and Pear Pizzazz

Ink: Shabby Shutters Distress Ink

Stamps: Tim Holtz Merry Christmas Clear Stamps

Accessories: Big Shot Pro, Tim Holtz Tag & Bookplates die, Tim Holtz Holly Branch die, Acrylic Paint Dabber in Snow Cap, sponges, white gel pen, fibers and baker's twine

Have a terrific Tuesday everyone!

Pastel Poinsettias Three

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Over at Splitcoast today, it's the Color Challenge. Today we're using Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz, Marina Mist and either white or vanilla for a neutral. And, for dessert, make it a Christmas design.

I've started with a standard A2 card base in ivory. Next comes a layer of Blushing Bride that's been dry embossed. A Versamark pen was used for the dots, and then they were heat embossed with gold satin embossing powder.

The poinsettias were made by stamping and heat embossing each flower three times on a sheet of ivory card stock. Then I sponged the various colors over each flower. Next they were cut out with the dies. The bottom layer of each poinsettia was attached to the card with dimensionals and each subsequent layer was glued. The final touch for each poinsettia was a glitter dot that was colored with my Blushing Bride marker.

Recipe:
Paper: Gina K. base weight ivory and SU Blushing Bride
Ink: Versamark and SU Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz, and Marina Mist
Stamps: Heartfelt Creations Petite Poinsettia PreCut Set
Accessories: Big Shot Pro, Spellbinders Layered Poinsettia, Couture Creations Tied Together embossing folder, Versamark pen, dimensionals, sponges, embossing buddy, gold stain embossing powder, Recollections Glitter Adhesive Dots, Crafter's Pick glue, toothpick and SU Blushing Bride marker

Have a terrific Tuesday everyone!

Pool Party Sparkle and Shine

Monday, November 21, 2011



Today, over at Splitcoast, we're doing the CAS challenge featuring a Christmas/Winter theme and the Technique Lovers Challenge featuring snow.


I've used a standard A2 card base in SU Pool Party. Next is a 4" x 4" square of SU Whisper White, followed by a layer of designed paper that's 3.75" x 3.75". My large snowflake is a layered die cut that's been inked with Versamark, heat embossed with SU Iridescent Ice and each layer is popped up on dimensionals.


The sentiment has been heat embossed in white. For embellies...just a few glitter adhesive dots that look like snowballs...perfect for the challenges today.


Recipe:

Paper: SU Pool Party, Whisper White and First Edition Christmas Joy

Ink: Versamark

Stamps: Studio G sentiment

Accessories: Big Shot Pro, Spellbinders Create A Flake Three, white embossing powder, embossing buddy, dimensionals, SU Iridescent Ice, and Recollections Glitter Adhesive Dots


Have a marvelous Monday everyone!

Layered Tree Sparkle

Saturday, November 19, 2011


Over at Splitcoast today...the Inspiration Challenge. Stef found a wonderful artist on Etsy called Singing Cat Studio. My inspiration for this card came from this bead. I went with deeper shades of plum and blue though.

My card base is a standard A2 in SU Rich Razzleberry. It's topped with a layer of SU Basic Black. Next comes a layer comprised of two different designer papers from Memory Box. The paper on the right has been sponged just a tiny bit to bring more of the Razzleberry color in and I added a little dot with a Gelly Roll Stardust pen to the center of each snowflake for a little more bling.

The tree has been made by cutting two full die cuts of the tree - one in Rich Razzleberry and one in Pacific Point. Next they were both run through my Big Shot Pro with an embossing folder. Then, there are perforated areas on the tree once it's been cut. I cut different layers along the perforations.

Then the raised parts were lightly sanded with a sanding block and touched with black ink. Next I heat set the black ink. This is really important! If you don't heat set the black ink really well and let it dry completely, you'll contaminate your Versamark pad. That's the next step...I inked all the pieces with my Versamark pad and embossed them with SU Iridescent Ice.

Next the tree was re-assembled using lots of dimensionals so that the edges are more prominent. As I was building the tree I attached the rhinestone swirl and the sentiment banner tucking it under the one layer before continuing on to finish the tree.

The sentiment banner has been cut with the same designer papers, stamped and then inked with the Razzleberry ink. Three more rhinestones are the only other embellishment on the card.

Recipe:
Paper: SU Rich Razzlberry, Basic Black and Memory Box Dewfrost
Ink: Versamark, Versafine Onyx Black, and SU Rich Razzleberry
Stamp: Stampavie Peace on Earth
Accessories: Big Shot Pro, Sizzix Triad Leaves embossing folder, Sizzix Christmas Tree #2, Spellbinders Nested Pennants, Recollections rhinestones and swirl, SU Iridescent Ice embossing powder, heat gun, paper snips, sanding block, crafting tweezers, dimensionals, Gelly Roll Stardust pen, sponge, ATG

Have a super Saturday everyone!

Pixelated Greetings

Friday, November 18, 2011



Lydia's doing the Free For All Challenge over at Splitcoast today. We're to make something that resembles pixels on our cards, so I've embossed the corners of each of my squares to simulate pixels. And, our Queen for the Day is Carol. I'm honoring Carol with my version of this card.


My card base is a standard A2 in SU Basic Black. Next I punched some squares out of a newsprint type designer paper, dabbed the corners with my Versamark pad and gold embossed each square. Then using a large sheet of Scor-Tape, the squares were all attached to the card base. The edge of the entire sheet was sponged with a little bit of SU Cherry Cobbler once it was adhered to the card.


The same image that Carol used was stamped in Staz-On Black over top of the squares. Then some Copics were used to color the leaves and the berries. They were colored very carefully as Copics and Staz-On are both solvent-based and can smudge.


Next comes a die cut ornament shape, followed by a punched oval that has the sentiment heat embossed on it. A small SU Cherry Cobbler seam binding bow and a few rhinestones are the final touches on the card.


Recipe:

Paper: SU Basic Black, SU First Edition Designer Series Paper (retired), SU Brushed Gold

Ink: SU Cherry Cobbler, Staz-On Black, Versamark

Stamp: Penny Black

Accessories: Big Shot Pro, Spellbinders 2011 Heirloom Ornaments Nestabilities dies, EK Success oval punch, SU Basic Rhinestones, SU Cherry Cobbler seam binding, dimensionals, sponges, sheet of Scor-Tape, misc. gold embossing powder, misc. black embossing powder and Copics: BG93 and R39


Again, have a fabulous Friday everyone!

Noel Tree

A fun little Christmas design for you today!


My card starts with a regular A2 card base in SU Bermuda Bay. Next comes a layer of white card stock that's been dry embossed in a snowflake pattern. Then I've taken a piece of dotted designer paper, distressed it and inked the edges in Bermuda Bay.


My tree has been cut out of a coordinating designer paper with a Sizzix die and adorned with Recollections Glitter Adhesive Dots. Don't you think they look like snowballs? Fun hmm?


My embellies include hand-dyed seam binding, again dyed with the Bermuda Bay, some baker's twine in a coordinating color, a little pennant for the sentiment and a fun button treatment. I've taken a clear, flat button and added a red-liner tape dot. Then the red baker's twine was wound around to make sort of a lollipop look. It's all been attached to the card with my favourite glue - Crafter's Pick.


Recipe:

Paper: SU Bermuda Bay, misc. white card stock and Echo Park Holly Jolly Christmas

Ink: Versafine Onyx Black (sentiment) and SU Bermuda Bay

Stamps: Stampavie Peace on Earth (sentiment)

Accessories: Big Shot Pro, Spellbinders Nested Pennant Dies, Sizzix Snowflake #6 Textured Impressions embossing folder, Sizzix Christmas Tree #2 die, distressing tool, sponge, craft mat, Snug Hug seam binding, The Twinery baker's twine in Maraschino and Caribbean, flat clear button, red-liner tape, Crafter's Pick glue, and Recollections Glitter Adhesive Dots

Have a fabulous Friday everyone!

Make Merry!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Over at Splitcoast today we're doing the Ways to Use It Challenge. Our theme is "Baby It's Cold Outside".

Isn't this just the cutest image? It's been die cut and colored with Copics. Then I added some bling with a Gelly Roll Stardust pen and added some Polar White Flowersoft on the fur of both their hats and the trim on her jacket. The image was also sponged in the die and layered over a slightly larger die cut.

I've used a Spellbinders Edgeabilities die for the pieces of plaid designer papers and they've been layered over some plain white card stock. As usual, this is standard A2 card base.

The sentiment has been stamped, die cut and sponged. Then I've looped some baker's twine and tied it around my little punched bell. To add dimension to the bell, it's been placed on a craft molding mat and shaped with a stylus. Then I added a little more Flowersoft on the bell too.

Recipe:
Paper: SU Pear Pizzazz and Cherry Cobbler, misc. white card stock and Echo Park Season's Greetings
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and SU Pear Pizzazz
Stamps: Nelly Snellen Dawn008 Giving Away and SU Berry Christmas
Accessories: Big Shot Pro; Spellbinders Labels Sixteen, Ribbon Banners and Brackets Edgeabilities; Martha Stewart Jingle Bell punch; misc. baker's twine; sponges; Polar White Flowersoft; Crafter's Pick glue; Gelly Roll Stardust pen; dimensionals; and Copics: BG0000, BG10, C0, C1, C3, E00, E000, E0000, E50, E53, E55, E57, E30, R37, R39, YG21, YG23, YG91, YG95 and YG97

Have a terrific Thursday everyone!

Santa Claus Is Coming To Town

Wednesday, November 16, 2011




We're doing the Sketch Challenge over at Splitcoast today. I've taken some liberties with the layout as there's supposed to be a rectangle shape where my ornament is. But that's what it's all about right? It's all about our own interpretation of the sketch.

Today I've used a 6 1/2" x 5" card base in white. It's been stamped with a snowflake image and heat embossed with SU Iridescent Ice. Next comes a layer of aqua. Then another layer of white that's been stamped with the aqua color that's been set with the heat gun before adding some centers to the snowflakes with more Iridescent Ice.



Then, there are three squares cut with Nestabilities dies in aqua topped with three different stamped squares. The white squares have been popped up on dimensionals for added depth. The ornament was stamped in Versamark, heat embossed with white embossing powder, then cut out with a Spellbinders 2011 Heirloom Ornaments die.


I've added some snowflakes with some rhinestones for a little more bling.




Recipe:


Paper: Gina K. heavyweight card stock in white, SU Pool Party


Ink: Versamark, SU Pool Party


Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps Santa's Coming to Town


Accessories: Big Shot Pro, Spellbinders Nestabilities Large Squares, Spellbinders 2011 Heirloom Ornaments, 1 1/4" square punch, clear blocks, Martha Stewart Snowflake punch, embossing buddy, heat gun, white embossing powder, SU Iridescent Ice, Versamark pen, Hero Arts adhesive rhinestones



Have a wonderful Wednesday everyone!

Lucky Coral Breezes Special Day

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Over at Splitcoast we're doing the Color Challenge Today. The colors are Lucky Limeade, Baja Breeze, Calypso Coral and the neutrals of our choice. And, the dessert option of a decorative edge.

My card base is a standard A2 in SU Crumb Cake, followed by a cheater layer of black. Cheater layer you ask? Well it's a piece of card stock that I've used for punches, die cuts etc. but happened to be big enough to edge my designer paper and since you don't see everything cut out of it...a cheater layer. Saves on paper big time!

My designer paper had the three colors in it but I chose to add some sponging to deepen them. Then I used a doily die to make the next layer.

The focal point has been stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with markers and a blender pen. Then a little bit of Gelly Roll Stardust was added for some sparkle. This piece has been popped up on dimensionals for some added depth.

For embellishments some hand-dyed seam binding and a punched butterfly that's had some glitter added to the wings. It's a slightly deeper color than the seam binding but shows more pinky red in the picture for some reason???

Recipe:
Paper: SU Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Copic X-Press It Blending paper and Basic Grey Stella Ruby
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, SU Lucky Limeade, Baja Breeze and Calypso Coral
Stamps: JustRite Stampers Butterfly Garden Set
Accessories: Big Shot Pro, Spellbinders Circle Nestabilities, Cheery Lynn French Pastry Doily Die, distressing tool, sponges, SU Butterfly punch, Snug Hug Seam Binding, craft mat, gloves, heat gun, dimensionals, Martha Stewart Carnelian glitter, Crafter's Pick glue, toothpicks, Gelly Roll Stardust pen and SU markers in Lucky Limeade, Baja Breeze and Calypso Coral

Have a terrific Tuesday everyone!

Christmas Cheer

Monday, November 14, 2011


Over at Splitcoast today...It's A Wrap. The Technique Lover's Challenge is all about packaging for the upcoming holiday season.

I chose to decorate a ready made bag. First comes a layer of plain black card stock that's been distressed and adhered to the bag. Next is a piece of plain textured card stock that's been distressed, stamped and then I used the direct to paper approach for adding more ink to the paper. Several different images have been used several different inks. Then comes a large embellishment made from a large bow, two small craft picks from Prima, some lace which was wound down further onto the paper, a layered black snowflake and finally a stamped tag.

The tag is simply stamped on the same blush rose toned paper, cut out with a square Nestabilities die and backed with a Nestabilities Lacey square die.

Recipe:

Paper: unknown blush rose color from Bazzill, SU Basic Black

Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Victorian Velvet and Versafine Onyx Black

Stamps: SU Established Elegance, Inkadinkado lace pattern and Waltzingmouse Seasonal Remedies

Accessories: Big Shot Pro, Spellbinders Create A Flake Three, Large Square Nestabilities, Lacey Square Nestabilities, embroidery thread, distressing tool, Prima Antique Mistletoe Traditional flowers (holly and berries), SU 1 1/4" grosgrain striped ribbon, Prima lace, Crop-A-Dile, plain white gift bag

Have a marvelous Monday everyone!

The Spirit of Christmas

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Isn't this one of the most beautiful sentiments? We're doing the Featured Stamper challenge over at Splitcoast today, honoring Itsapassion (Anne). The inspiration for my card today came from this wonderful card of Anne's.

My card base is a standard A2 and over top of that I've layered two pieces of designer paper that have been crinkled, distressed and sponged. Next comes a Spellbinder's Label Thirteen die cut that's been stamped with a JustRite Cling Vintage Label. It too has been sponged. Then, I've sponged a piece of white and black wide ribbon to deepen the color. The sentiment piece is again a Spellbinder's Label Thirteen that's been stamped with the sentiment, sponged heavily and popped up on dimensionals.

My embellishment is a piece of hand-dyed seam binding, a piece of embroidery thread, two punched stars and a small brad.

Recipe:
Paper: Stampin' Up! Basic Black, More Mustard and Naturals Ivory; Prima Printery and Bo Bunny Noel
Ink: Stampin' Up! More Mustard and Versafine Onyx Black
Stamps: Quietfire Design and JustRite Cling Vintage Oval Labels
Accessories: Big Shot Pro, Spellbinder's Labels Thirteen, Stampin' Up! star punches and 1/4" striped grosgrain ribbon, embroidery thread, misc. black brad, distressing tool, sponges, Snug Hug seam binding, craft mat, gloves, Crafter's Pick glue, and piercing tool.

Have a super Sunday everyone!

Take Time to Delight

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

It's the Sketch Challenge over at Splitcoast today. Roxie fans the flames of our creativity with new and interesting sketches week after week. Thank heavens for Roxie!

As usual, a standard A2 card base. It's been topped with some designer paper that's been distressed, sponged and faux stitched. A piece of lace from my stash is layered over top of the designer paper. Next comes another layer of plain card stock layered with another piece of coordinating designer paper. And that's repeated yet again with a smaller rectangle.

The sentiment piece has been die cut, stamped and sponged in the die. Then, I traced and hand cut a slightly larger piece to mat it on.

I've layered a piece of lace, some seam binding and some twine, then glued it to the corner of the smallest rectangle. The flower is die cut, sponged and then a flat back pearl was glued into the center.

Recipe:
Paper: Stampin' Up! Early Espresso, Naturals Ivory and MME Lost and Found Christmas
Ink: Tim Holtz Forest Moss Distress Ink
Stamps: Quietfire Designs
Accessories: Big Shot Pro, Spellbinders Labels Twenty, Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die, piercing tool, mat, Stampin' Up! Early Espresso marker, sponges, twine, misc. lace, flat back pearl, Crafter's Pick glue

Hello Kitty!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

It's the Teapotter's Challenge and the Color Challenge over at Splitcoast today. Our cards are headed to Jane and John. Sadly, John is suffering from Stage 4 cancer and Jane has some health issues too, so we're sending them some love. And, I've used the MOJO214 sketch for the layout.

This card starts out with a standard A2 card base in Crumb Cake (Kraft). Next comes a layer of Cajun Craze, followed by a layer of designer paper that's been sponged lightly with Tempting Turquoise.

Next comes a Spellbinder's Lacy Circle in Cajun Craze topped by another piece of designer paper that's been dry embossed and sponged with Tempting Turquoise. On top of that is a hand-cut banner that's again designer paper layered over a Cajun Craze.

The focal point panel is cut with a Spellbinder's Labels Three die. It's an adorable digi stamp from Justinklined that has been colored with Copics. The sentiment was simply stamped to the right of the image. I didn't want this panel layered over the next largest label...it was simply too big for the design. So, I traced the outline of the same size die and cut it out by hand.

The seam binding bow has been hand-dyed with Tempting Turquoise and then heat set. It's topped with a die cut button (two layers). I've tied some linen thread through the top part of the button and popped it up on a dimensional over the bottom layer.

Recipe:
Paper: X-Press It Copic Blending paper, Stampin' Up! Cajun Craze and Crumb Cake, and My Mind's Eye Away We Go designer paper
Ink: Stampin' Up! Tempting Turquoise, Memento Tuxedo Black
Image: King of Siam by Justinklined and unknown sentiment stamp
Accessories: Big Shot Pro; Spellbinder's Lacy Circles, Buttons #5, Standard Circles, Labels Three dies; Sizzix Textured Impressions Flowers and Snowflakes Set; Snug Hug Seam Binding; craft sheet; gloves; sponges; linen thread; dimensionals; paper snips; Gelly Roll Stardust pen; and Copics: E40, E42, E44, W1, W3, and W5

Have a terrific Tuesday everyone!

Peace on Earth

Monday, November 7, 2011

One more card today...this time it's for the CAS Challenge over at Splitcoast. We were given a sketch by the very talented Taylor.

I've dry embossed the standard A2 card base with the Sizzix Triad Leaves embossing folder. That seems to be my "go to" embossing folder these days. Then I've taken a strip of designer paper and heavily sponged the corners and stamped the sentiment on middle of it. And finally added some die cut snowflakes in metallic papers. Easy peasy!

Recipe:
Paper: Gina K. Heavyweight card stock in white, Memory Box Dewfrost and DCWV Metallic Stack
Ink: Stampin' Up! Blue Bayou
Stamp: Club Scrap
Accessories: Big Shot Pro, Sizzix Triad Leaves embossing folder, Spellbinder's Create a Flake Three, sponges, dimensionals

Again...have a marvelous Monday, everyone!

I Will Honour Christmas

Over at Splitcoast today...the Technique Lover's Challenge is to make a card with no stamping. Sacrilegious no? LOL! Actually, there are so many fabulous papers and embellishments to work with, that can easily be done.

My card base is a standard A2 to which I've layered some designer paper that's been distressed with a distressing tool. Next it was sponged all around the edges with Always Artichoke. Then two small rectangles of the same pack of designer papers also been distressed and inked, but with Real Red this time. They are then layered onto the card. Next is a strip of felt glued down the left side of the card.

The sentiment has been sponged with Real Red and popped up on dimensionals. On the bottom part of the sentiment piece I've layered many punched pine branches in two different colors - Old Olive and Always Artichoke. Crafter's Pick glue and a toothpick work really well for small pieces, like these little branches. I also used it to glue down the red felt - works like a charm!

My little bells are made from a Martha Stewart punch. First the edges are sponged with the coordinating inks. Next I used my white gel pen and added some highlights. In order to soften the highlights, they were simply rubbed with a cloth to give a more subtle look. Then, using a molding mat and large ball stylus, they were shaped to give more dimension. Some linen thread is tied through the top of each bell. And, the final embellishment, a small bow in gingham ribbon (thanks Kathy!).

Recipe:
Paper: Stampin' Up! Naturals Ivory, Always Artichoke, Real Red and Authentique Wonder
Ink: Stampin' Up! Always Artichoke and Real Red
Stamps: none!
Accessories: Authentique Two-Sided Elements, Rhonna Farrer Christmas Patterned Felt, Martha Stewart Pine Branch and Jingle Bell punches, distressing tool, linen thread, white gel pen, McGill Molding Mat and Paper Blossoms Tool Kit, sponges, gingham ribbon, Crafter's Pick glue, toothpick

Have a marvelous Monday, everyone!

Vicky's Joy

Friday, November 4, 2011

A very quick and easy card for the Queen for the Day Challenge over at Splitcoast. I was inspired by this beautiful card of Vicky's.

This is a standard A2 card. First step - dry emboss the edge of the card, second step - embossing buddy, third step - stamp the image and final step - gold embossing powder and set it with the heat gun. Easy peasy right?

Recipe:
Paper: Gina K. Ivory Heavyweight Card Stock
Ink: Encore Gold
Stamp: Our Daily Bread Designs - Joy Tree
Accessories: Sizzix Triad Leaves embossing folder, embossing buddy, gold embossing powder and heat gun

Have a fabulous Friday, everyone!

A Flurry of Love

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

As it's getting closer to Christmas I'm keenly aware of my lack of seasonal cards in my stash...time to get to work on those!

This card has been designed using the My Favorite Things Sketch 44 layout. The sweet little image has been stamped, colored with Copics, and paper pieced. I've used Flower Soft for the fur on her boots, trim on her hat and the little pom pom on top of her hat.

I've used a 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" card base. Simple layering of card stock and designer papers. These are definitely not your usual Christmas colors, but that's what makes it fun! A strip of the die cut holly has been placed vertically in behind the sentiment and MFT die cut. My only other embellishment is a snowflake that also has a little bit of Flower Soft on it.

Recipe:
Paper: Stampin' Up! Baja Breeze and Soft Suede, X-Press It Copic Blending Paper and First Edition Paper Christmas Joy Designer Paper Pack
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Stampin' Up! Baja Breeze
Stamps: MFT Flurry of Love
Accessories: Big Shot Pro, MFT Die-Namics Solid Bracket Border, Spellbinders Holly Motifs, Martha Stewart Snowflake punch, Flower Soft Glue, Polar White Flower Soft, Signo white gel pen, sponges and Copics: BG72, E0000, E000, E55, E57, E59, E93, YR12 and YR14

Have a wonderful Wednesday, everyone!