Every Good Wish, Holly

Every Good Wish, Holly

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!

STAMPIN’ SUPPLIES

  • 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

 

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