18 Dec 2021

Contemporary Holly

Hello there. Yes, I know I've already made my last post as a DT member for Visible Image. but I made this card earlier in the year and then the holly image went out of stock....but I love this card and I really wanted to post it on my blog, so here are all the details. 

The stamp will no doubt be back in stock again for next year, and you could always substitute that image for the star or a snowflake stamp by Visible Image if you wish to make a card like this.

Here's how I made it:

First, blend a background with 3 distress inks on a panel of white card

When the ink is totally dry, stamp the Fibonacci stamp in clear ink and heat emboss with sparkling snow embossing powder. This powder gives a subtle sparkle to the embossed image.

Take a piece of scrap vellum and stamp and emboss the inked holly using the sparkling snow embossing powder.

Cut the holly leaf out, being careful around the word 'HOLLY' because that will be used later on. Turn the cut leaves over so that the embossing is underneath and then water colour the backs of the leaves and berries with the distress inks.

I decided that the background needed a little more 'ooooph' so I took the ink splats and added a few splats with the distress inks. The orange was really vibrant so I had to use second generation inking for that colour. Darken the edges of the panel with the distress ink.

Add the panel to a square card blank with fun foam. Using the Fibonacci as a guide, attach the holly to the tightest part of the spiral with some tiny 3d foam pads. Cur around the rest of the word 'holly' and attach that to the panel with tiny 3d foam pads too. The final step was to add glossy accents to the berries and set the card aside to dry completely.

And there you have it; a holiday card in contemporary colours.

Stamps Used:

(please click on the picture to be taken direct to the stamp set in the online store):

Other Supplies:

White card, Distress Ink (speckled egg, salvaged patina, crackling campfire), Versamark clear ink, WOW! Sparkling Snow embossing powder, glossy accents, 3dfoam pads.

Visible Image social media and other links (just click on the words in capital letters):

SHOP where the fantastic stamps are sold
BLOG with all the latest news and posts
FACEBOOK PAGE with info, inspiration and giveaways
FACEBOOK GROUP come share your work with us

That's it from me for now. 

Have a Joyful, Safe and Festive holiday season and here's wishing you a Healthy and Happy New Year


Sharon xx 

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