Thursday, July 15, 2010

Happy Holly-days

I'm still in a Christmas mood this week - anything to keep me cool in this Texas heat! For this card, I used the Holly stamp and the Deck the Halls sentiment set from QKR Stampede. I started by creating the multicolored green background using the Watercolor Distress technique (Technique Junkies Feb/March 2007 issue) and then I randomly stamped the Holly all over the background.

I also inked up the Holly with a green ink, stamped it off on scratch paper, and then stamped the faded Holly onto some ivory cardstock. The sentiment is stamped with a darker green ink over the Holly. Can you see how the holly looks sort of like a watermark behind the sentiment? I just couldn't resist adding a little red by coloring in some of the berries. I also sponged a little red ink around the edges to make the label pop out.

I hope this eye candy helps you think cool thoughts!

Holly from QKR Stampede
Deck the Halls set from QKR Stampede

Barn Door distress - Ranger
Peeled Paint distress - Ranger
Forest Moss distress - Ranger

Real Red
Naturals Ivory

red Copic marker
distress tool
Labels 8 die - Spellbinders
red twill ribbon - May Arts

Watercolor Distress - Feb/March 2007 issue of Technique Junkies