Sunday, 22 November 2015

Holly Jolly

Hi and welcome!  Today's card is yet another Christmas card - which, considering I've been making them all year and have enough, is a bit ironic!  But I can't help it!  Seeing all the fabulous Christmas cards around blogland at the moment and all the gorgeous new sets has inspired me.

The image on this card, even though it's new to me, is from last Christmas, I think.  I wanted to make a card for the latest Tag You're It challenge and I was intrigued by the sketch at Try Stampin' on Tuesday.  This card also fits the Christmas theme at Simon Says Stamp.

I wanted to keep the polka dot theme and the holly theme from Tracey's tag so I used some polka dot paper on the card base.  I stamped and colored the gorgeous holly leaves from Hero Arts and positioned them onto a small tag cut with one of MFT's pierced tags.  The berries are painted with clear Wink of Stella to give them a shimmer.  I had to hunt for a sentiment small enough to fit in the space left after placing the holly on and finally found this sentiment in the Build a Snowman set by SSS.

A small twine knot just to show the tag is actually a tag :) and the card was finished.

Thanks for visiting.

Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog

Products used:

Stamps:  Holly Jolly (Hero Arts), Build a Snowman (SSS)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark
Cardstock:  White, SU patterned paper, Riding Hood Red (SU), X-Press It
Dies:  Holly (Hero Arts), Pierced Tag Stax (MFT)
Accessories:  Copics, White EP, Wink of Stella, Baker's Twine



Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Love the little tag, thanks for joining us at Tag You're It Challenge.

Rosemary said...

fantastic take on all the challenges!! your coloring is amazing!!

Jen Mitchell said...

I do not need that holly stamp. I do not need that holly stamp. Great coloring, by the way! And what a cool take on that sketch challenge!

Cathy said...

Great card, love your take on these challenges and your colouring looks fantastic, Cathy x

Theresa said...

Lovely combo of papers! Great colors and coloring. Great play on the challenge.

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Beautiful card! Such a wonderful design! Love the papers you used!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


cm said...

What a wonderfully inspired take on Tracey's inspiration tag! Love the holly and the papers...this is incredibly pretty! Thank you for sharing your fabulous tag in the Tag You're It gallery!

Anja Curvers said...

Wow this is beautiful love your take on the challenge and what a great design. Thanks for joining us over at Tag You're It.