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Christmas Holly

Hi everyone, today I would like to show you another Christmas card, but this time it’s not a step by step tutorial, I was crafting together with a friend and during that evening I coloured this cute image that is the focal point for my card! At home I then made the card.

As you are used from me I stamped the Whimsy Stamps image called “Holly” onto Strathmore Bristol Smooth Surface paper using Versafine “Onyx Black” ink and I clear heat embossed afterwards. Then I coloured the image using the following colours of Spectrum Noir Aqua markers in combination with a water brush: Tan, Kingfisher, Scarlet, Chocolate, Peach, Spice, Gold, Jasmine, Wildflower, Crimson, Terracotta, Sepia, Sea Green, Heather and Moss. When the colouring was done I added some highlights using a white Gelly Roll Pen.

When the colouring was done I die cut a circle shape from the image using a circle shaped nesting die set. Then I die cut a slightly larger circle shaped mat from some matching red card stock.

For the background panel I die cut a square panel one size smaller then my card base from some matching green patterned paper.

For my sentiment I choose one of the sentiments from the Clearly Besotted “Brushed Sentiments” stamp set. This sentiment I stamped on some scrap piece of Bristol paper using the same black ink as before. Then I die cut around the sentiment using the Gummiapan “Textbanner” die. I coloured the smallest shape of the banner using the yellow/gold Aqua Markers that I also used while coloured the Holly image, that way I didn’t waste any paper.

After I decided on my lay out I wrapped some purple ribbon around the green panel and adhered on the back using regular tape. This combination I adhered to my creme coloured linen textured card base using one millimetre thick foam tape.

Op top I adhered the combined circle shapes (adhered together using liquid glue) using one millimetre thick foam tape and then lastly I added the sentiment using liquid glue and two millimetre thick foam tape.

Detail picture:

And that’s it for today’s fun colouring project, I wish you a creative day!

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