Friday 11 November 2022

Holly jolly

It's time for a new challenge at Daring Cardmakers and we have a series of one word prompts in the run up to Christmas. This week’s word is HOLLY. 

I’ve combined with the new challenge at Let’s Squash It which is asking for any embossing folder on a Christmas card. I stamped the holly on a die cut square and then used the folder to emboss it so that all the grungy detail and the wording is on that layer. To get smooth leaves, I stamped again on a scrap of card, coloured the holly and cut it out. It’s stuck on with gel glue so the leaves are lifted off the embossed layer a bit. A wonky border doodled with a gold gel pen, some sparkle on the berries, a computer-generated seniment and some enamel dots finish it off.

The Die Cut Divas have an “anything goes” theme this month, I used an embossing folder and a die here so I’m linking up there too. I wanted a square that was bigger than the Nesties I have so I used a square frame die but placed my top plate so that I only cut one outer edge, then turned it to cut the next and so on — a bit fiddly but it worked! Of course I then obscured the stitching effect by embossing the piece so I should probably have just used a knife and ruler to cut a square!

Inked Holly (Visible Image)

Bristol board

Brilliance by Tsukineko (Graphite Black)

Copic markers
Stitched square frame dies (Paper Rose)
Pine planks embossing folder (Stampin Up)
Clear Wink of Stella pen
White Enamel Accents by Ranger
Gold gel pen 


Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Fabulous card, Joanne! Just love the texture of the die cut and embossed square - so great with the stamped grungy holly!! So glad you linked up to Die Cut Divas!!

Shabneez said...

Absolutely love this Joanne! Shabneez x

Wavejumper said...

wow a triple play! Clever!
This is a nice card. I like the pops of glam on the grungy image-the gold pen and glitter. hugs Margot

HilaryJane said...

Great card, love the embossed background, it adds just the right amount of interest. Thanks for telling us about how you got the square the size you wanted. That's the sort of thing I do, spend ages and then realise a simpler way afterwards! I am impressed though as you managed to keep it square. Love the hand drawn frame too. Thanks for your recent visit to me too xx

Dotty Jo said...

Another great card, Joanne! Love the drama you've achieved. Thanks for getting Squashy with us again, Jo x

Sue - said...

A great card. I love the wood background for the leaves.

foleysfriend said...

Clever use of a frame die - well done! It's great when you can find other uses for the craft items you already have, instead of purchasing more. The wonky border is amazing! Thanks for joining us at Die Cut Divas.

sue n.