As soon as I saw the Merry Monday color challenge, I knew this week I had to get a card made. Classic & gorgeous--just what I like!
Christmas is my favorite reason to make cards & therefore I have hundreds of stamps (probably not an exaggeration!), but that didn't stop me from getting new Penny Black stamps. I used christmas wishes (30-196) & christmas harmony (30-194) for my card. The embossing folder is an old one by Cuttlebug that I often end up using. The holly images are colored with markers (Memento Bamboo Leaves & New Sprout and Distress barn door & worn lipstick) and I used a small, wet paintbrush to blend the greens. The area around the images was watercolored with worn lipstick & I added some Stickles to the berries. Versafine is a great ink to use with clear stamps & I love being able to dry emboss after stamping a sentiment.
I thought ribbon would be included, but it just didn't work. Rain Dots in pink & red did the trick. The matted panel is popped up for dimension, but this will still be pretty flat for mailing. I really like the look of this card. Don't you love when that happens?! Now it's back to Fall cards. Our change in the weather has me wanting to pull out the felt & burlap--how about you?