Holiday Cards

Noel

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Hi there and happy Monday!

Today’s card uses some pretty and older holiday products from Concord and 9th. I did some very quick coloring of this die cut with satisfying (to me, anyway!) results.

I started by using the Mistletoe Card Frame add-on Die set to die cut three branches of mistletoe.  The die includes some extra elements attached the the branch so I used some small Cutterbee scissors to trim off the parts that I didn’t want.

20181119_124522Using YG06, G05, and G19, I colored the branches.  I started with a solid layer of YG06 (avoiding the berry areas), added very loose and haphazard strokes of G05, and then a bit of G19.  Then I went back over everything with the YG06 to blend the colors a bit.

Then I colord the berries, laying down a solid layer of R05, then using R59 to add a semicircular outline around the edges of the berries, and then using R29 to blend it out a bit.  The result is a bit of dimension to the berries.  I went over the berries with a Nuvo Midas Touch Aqua Shimmer pen to add a pretty golden shimmer.

I used gold Ranger Ultra Fine embossing powder to heat emboss the sentiment (from the Joyful Noel stamp set) onto a strip of My Favorite Things heavy vellum.  Then, to assemble the card, I used a single Zots Bling adhesive dot to adhere all three branches of mistletoe to a 4″x5.25″ panel of Neenah Solar White.  The dot is just beneath where the branches intersect.

I wrapped the vellum around the panel and used clear tape to adhere it on the back side.  I was going to adhere the card front directly to an A2-sized card base but I decided to create a red frame.  I used R29 to color the edges of an A2-sized panel of Neenah Solar White and then adhered the mistletoe panel to that before I adhered the entire thing to an A2-sized card base.

Thank you so much for visiting!

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