Thursday, February 20, 2014

Christmas Holly

The challenge this week at Merry Monday is to create a Christmas card with holly on it. I had an idea in my head, but when I went to execute it, the final product didn't appeal to me. I had stamped a holly image using an old, wood mounted, rubber stamp and used my Copics. However, the coloring seemed off compared to the stamped sentiment. I tried to fix it with my colored pencils.  Still no luck. So I experimented with one of the small holly leaves from Holly Jolly and stamped each leaf with Simply Chartreuse. Much better. I managed to salvage the card.


I used the canvase impression plate on the vintage cream cardstock, but it didn't show up in the photo.  Thanks for stopping by to take a peek.

11 comments:

Deb said...

Carol, isn't it great when we can salvage a card. Simply beautiful! I also wanted to stop by and tell you how much I appreciate your kind words when you visit my blog. They mean so much to me. They really do. Blessings to you and your family!

Karren said...

Good save, Carol! Love the delicate look of this holly. Great card! Thanks so much for joining us at Merry Monday.

Tracey McNeely said...

Carol I love your card and so glad you were able to salvage it. I have been there so many time and the end result of your--fabulous! Happy weekend.

Kim Heggins said...

Beautiful cards...This one is so elegant and what a fabulous bow! Love all your holly too, so pretty.

Notes by Nina said...

Lovely card, Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

Bonnie said...

Your holly turned out beautifully, Carol! I love the border and that gorgeous bow!

Kristie Goulet said...

Yay! So happy you were able to salvage your card! It turned out beautifully!

Lesley Croghan said...

How fresh and pretty! Thank you for joining us at Merry Monday!

Karen D said...

Several workings of the holly has given it a fabulous effect, so delicate. Love the red ribbon too. Thank you so much for joining us at Merry Monday.

Lori said...

Love this CAS design and your holly turned out perfect! Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday this week xoxoxo

Tracey McNeely said...

Carol this is such a pretty card, I love the holly down the left edge!