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Happy Holly Days

>> Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Hi Everyone,

After a very mild fall in my part of the country, winter really came roaring in this weekend.  I definitely feel in the mood to show off some of the Christmas themed cards I've been working on.

I colored up the Holly Jingle Bells stamp, die cut it and matted it using my oval dies.  I added a dab of glitter glue to the berries and set it aside to dry while I began on stamping my background papers.  I always find it so satisfying to make custom, perfectly matched papers for a special project.

For the base background I used Easy Dot Background, stamping in dark red and green ink and then stamping on top of that using the Splatter Background in a yellow.  I then took those same ink colors and made a piece of plaid using the Woven Plaid Background stamp and added a punched border to it.

I wrapped my background paper with a piece of matching ribbon, adding a button from my neglected button stash.  I then topped it with the plaid piece and adhered the image with dimensional tape.

I chose the new Holly Days Christmas Greeting and added that at an angle to finish off the card.

Thanks so much for looking!


Sue said...

This card reminds me of an old fashioned Christmas! Great job on the plaid - love it paired with the multi colored polka dots!!

Shelia said...

Oh these backgrounds look great paired together!! Great coloring on the jingle bells too, Karin.

nwilliams6 said...

Karin, I love the mix of patterns in your handmade dp and the image is colored up wonderfully. What a stunning card!!! Hugz

Janett Ray said...

So pretty, great backgrounds.

Robin Clendenning said...

Love your bells, your layout and framing!! Very pretty! Cute button accent too!

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

This is terrific, Karin! Love the colors & that plaid is awesome.

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