Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Merry Monday #96 - Holly Leaves

Good morning friends.  Playing along with Merry Mondays again and this week the challenge is to use Holly Leaves on your card. 

Hadn't used my Santa image (Flourishes Stamps) in a few months and decided it was time to get him out again.  I used a holly leaves embossing folder (The Paper Studio) for my background and a holly leaf die (PTI) on my sentiment and the whole card came together very quickly (LOVE it when that happens!).  Take a look:


I used Soft Suede ink (SU!) and kraft cardstock for my stamping and Cherry Cobbler (SU!) cardstock to layer with.  After adding the holly leaves and red sequins, I decided it needed a little more bling, and added some crystal rhinestones.  I like the touch of whimsy from the leaves added with the vintage looking Santa. :0)


Check out all the other great entries over at the Merry Monday site here .

Thanks so much for stopping by today and have a wonderful Wednesday! :0)

17 comments:

  1. Love how this came together. I really need to get him out and use him one of these days! Very, very beautiful! Love it!

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  2. What a wonderful Santa - so pretty in the brown ink - the embossed background gives great texture to your card - love the sequin berries!

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  3. Oh Marcia ...that is one classic Santa image...love it! Beautiful card , design and love the sentiment!

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  4. Hi Marcia, such a jolly image and the holly embossing looks fab :) x

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  5. Marcia, we apparently think alike, cuz my card is a vintage one too!
    Love yours with merry Santa and your gorgeous embossed background!

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  6. Fabulous card, I love all that background texture. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

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  7. Lovely card. The embossing folder you used works well with the fantastic Santa image.

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  8. What a rich card! Love the elegance!

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  9. Marcia, this card is so elegant...love the background embossed holly leaves and the Santa is so cool. The two holly in green adds the perfect spot of color!

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  10. Very pretty...really like how you did him in the brown ink for the vintage look...You used a favortie sentiment of mine too.

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  11. Beautiful card, Marcia! Just love that wonderful holly embossed background and terrific Santa image! Very vintage! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Mondays! :)

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  12. I love this Santa image. You have framed it beautifully with the holly! ♥

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  13. The big bold image would scare me, but your card is awesome! All your elements are just awesome, the tone-on-tone colors, that embossed background. Seriously great card! So glad you're playing along with us this week at Merry Monday!

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  14. Fab card! Love the colors and texture of this card.

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  15. Oh, Marcia! I love this CAS card - that huge St. Nick image is perfect with your holly! Thanks so much for joining us at Merry Monday!

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  16. Such a great card, Marcia! Love the colors you chose to use and your rhinestone embellished holly!

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