Holiday Cards

Happy Holidays

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Hi there, I hope your week is going well!

Today I’m sharing the latest Greenhouse Society stamp set from Technique Tuesday.  This sweet little image is available as a stamp and also comes in a bundle with the coordinating die.  You can also subscribe to the monthly auto–ship program for an even bigger discount!

I began by using Wow! Embossing Pad and Judikins Translucent Gold embossing powder to heat emboss the holly image twice onto Fabriano Artistico Bright White Cold Press watercolor paper.  I also heat embossed a few extra berries using the small berry stamps in the stamp set.

Then I watercolored using Brush pigment powders.  I prepped my watercolors by adding a drop of clean clear water to a sprinkling of Sea Green powder as well as to a sprinkling of Ost. Red. Using a Round 2 brush, I added a bit of concentrated green to a few areas of each leaf and then used a waterbrush filled with clean clear water to pull out the color to cover the rest of the leaves.  When the leaves were dry, I added a wash of Leaf Green (which is slightly more yellow) to some areas of the leaves.  Then I colored the berries using the same technique.

When the images were dry, I die cut them out and trimmed the stem from one of the bunches of holly.

For the frame, I inked up the edges of a 4bar-sized piece of Neenah Solar White with Delicata Golden Glitz ink.  Then, onto a smaller piece of Neenah, I stamped the sentiment in Versafine Clair Nocturne ink.

To assemble the card, I adhered to the sentiment panel the two bunches of holly with Zots adhesive dots so that the leaves would pull away from the panel a bit.  I tucked one of the extra berries between the two bunches, and then adhered two more berries on top, with foam tape.  Then I adhered the sentiment panel to the gold panel with foam tape.  Finally, I adhered the card front to a 4bar-sized card base.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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