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Holly Days

>> Friday, November 4, 2011

by Julie Warner - The Write Stuff

Happy Friday!
Holly Days are almost here! I don't know about you, but I'm actually starting to make some Christmas cards. The last couple of years, I didn't get started until Thanksgiving and that's just cutting things too close. Some of them weren't actually mailed until a day or two after Christmas. One advantage to starting now, I get to try out different designs. I'll find one that's easy to mass produce and the rest of the prototypes (the ones that took a bit more time and effort) will go to those closest to me.

This one didn't take too much time but it did have a little fussy cutting. But I may be a little weird because I like fussy cutting. The front of my 5,5 x 4.25 card was stamped using a combination of the woven plaid and the open plaid stamps. I used red and green markers to ink them. I also used the woven plaid on the scarf of my snowman and the holly leaves. After stamping these, I made a reverse mask and used the woven plaid instead of coloring them in. I made one extra holly and cut it out.
For the sentiment, I die cut it w/ a holiday tag and traced around the same die onto red c/s and hand cut it. The circle behind the snowman was also die cut and the snowman was attached on top. I added a little red stickles to the holly berries.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great weekend!

stamps: Girl Swirl Holly, Happy Holly Days greeting, Lg Snowman Portrait, Woven Plaid, Lg Open Plaid
paper: white, red
ink: Ancient Page coal
accessories: Tombow markers, water brush, red stickles, narrow red grograin ribbon, Spellbinders circle and holiday tags dies


jonim52 said...

Fabulous card, Julie. I love the way you colored the holly.

Shelia said...

gorgeous! I really like the plaid on the background, holly and the snowman's scarf!!

Karin said...

Your plaid on the holly and the scarf is just fantastic! I love that adorable snowman head too...Terrific card!

Janett said...

Great card, love the plaid on the scarf

Pam said...

This is so sweet. It put a smile on my face! I must like fussy cutting, too as I always find myself doing it:)

Sue said...

Super WOW! I love the plaid in the leaves and scarf! You're getting me in the Christmas mood! Wonderful coloring too!

Samantha said...

Excellent use of the Woven Plaid stamp! It's everywhere and I love it! Great card Julie!

Jennifer E. said...

Nice job with all the plaid. I love that snowman's plaid scarf!

Chrissy D said...

Julie - Every time I see your work, I feel like I say the same thing - WOW!!!! FANTASTIC -I love how you colored the leaves with the plaid stamps - GREAT IDEA!!!

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