Today’s post is the third in this series featuring the Every Good Wish stamp set. I had fun designing three entirely different cards. You can check out Card 1 and Card 2 here. I tend to coordinate my trios in some fashion, but this time I just ran amok. (At least it wasn’t with scissors. Lol!) This was actually the first design that came to mind when I saw the “Holly & Berries” image. I had my fingers crossed it would work, but it came out even better then I had hoped. The colored rhinestones (a red Sharpie) put this Every Good Wish, Holly design over the top.
BASE: If you can’t tell I’m a Type A person. Lol! The base starts with Real Red which I trimmed to fit the finished rectangle.
FOCAL: To determine the size of the rectangle, I temporarily placed the sentiment and then stamped the the holly bunches in each corner. I inked up the holly leaves with an Old Olive marker and the berries with a Real Red marker. After completing the Whisper White layer I went traditional and added the Old Olive layer. It felt a bit flat so I looked through my Annual & Holiday catalogs and was excited to use my new Burlap Background Stamp to give some cool texture. I like that it looks like Designer Series Paper. Woohoo! This is the first bit of height so I popped it with Dimensionals. Oh my gosh……it felt so flat and I realized I hadn’t incorporated any bling. Yikes! So I gave it the once over to see where this could be added. Duh! The berries were perfect. [TIP: To color the rhinestones I used a red Sharpie marker. Very cool!]
SENTIMENT: After temporarily placing the sentiment in order to stamp the Holly & Berries I decided it needed “more height”. (giggle) So, to add “more height” I stamped the sentiment (from the Every Good Wish stamp set as well) onto Whisper White with Memento Black. Then I die cut the sentiment with an oval from the Layering Ovals Framelits and popped it with Dimensionals. Perfect!!!
Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you have a great Friday and weekend!
- STAMP: Every Good Wish, Burlap (background)
- PAPER: Real Red, Old Olive, Whisper White
- INK: Memento Black, Old Olive
- MARKERS: Old Olive, Real Red
- ACCESSORIES: Framelits–Layering Ovals | Basic Jewels–Rhinestones
Sparkly Hugs, Carol