I was inspired mostly by the traditional colors in each photo of red, white, & green. I started my card with a piece of Old Olive cardstock and came up with this...
I stamped my piece of Old Olive cardstock with a Penny Black background stamp called christmas story and used Old Olive ink. Then I ran the piece through my die cutting machine with a new Spellbinders embossing folder called Holly & Foliage. To make the embossed design even more visable, I used my brayer and white pigment ink to lightly add the soft white ink over the raised parts of my panel. I love this look...so soft and subtle, but also adds such a beautiful touch!!
I matted this layer to a piece of gold mirror cardstock and then attached both to a white card base. Next I die cut a gold and Old Olive Etched Berry Branch (SSS) and did a little ink blending on the Old Olive one before gluing it off centered to the gold mirror cardstock one. After gluing it to my background panel, I added a little gold bow from The Greetery's Fit To Be Tied die set, and then used some red stickles on the berries. A foiled sentiment from Spellbinder's Yana's Christmas Sentiments finished off my card.
Have you started your Christmas cards yet? I have a few but not nearly enough, so I'm loving this Christmas in July challenge to keep me going! Lots and lots of beautiful inspiration from the DT and you can find it all right HERE. This challenge is open till Sunday, July 30th @ 8:00PM.
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