Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Holly Background

It has been a few weeks since  I  posted.  I don't know where the time has gone and it seems like there is not enough time to work on my crafts.  So, I do as much as I can. 

I am currently taking the Holiday Card Workshop class that Jennifer McGuire and Kristina Werner are teaching and it is lots of fun.  I never seem to get many cards done during these classes, but I was determened to make at least one Christmas card.

This card was inspired by Julie Ebersole in todays (October 31, 2012) class.  I stamped the background with clear embossing ink and embossed with white embossing powder.  The center image is from the embossing folder by hero arts and Sizzix (Holly Background 657769).  I embossed the image using a thicker piece of white cardstock and then I colored the image in a randomly fashion with copic markers.  Than I went over the image with Picket Fence Distress Stain.  When this was dry, I attached a scalloped oval to my image and attached it to the background.  I wanted to add a sentiment, but felt that there was not enough room to do so, so I will add a sentiment later on the inside of the card.  For the finishing touch I added pearls.
This was very easy to do and was lots of fun.  Thank you for stopping by and I appreciate the comments.

Supplies used:
Hero Arts/Sizzix Holly Background 657769
Nestabilities Classic Ovals, Large
Copic markers:  YR61 Yellowish Skin Pink, BG10 Cool Shadow
VersaMark  Clear ink
Picket Fence Distress Stain
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder

7 comments:

joy said...

This is a very elegant and beautiful Christmas card, Sue! Love it!

Gwen said...

Beautiful card and great way to try out the technique with different supplies!

Barb said...

I love the way it turned out, Sue! So pretty!

Nancy said...

I love this too, Sue! That holly background is beautiful! Has a nice vintage feel!

Greta said...

Hi Sue--your card is just gorgeous! May have to try that technique. Hope you're well.

Julie said...

Turned out lovely!

Brenda said...

Oh Sue! How absolutely beautiful! I just love all your embossing, it's so effective on a card!