Thursday, November 11, 2010

Classic Holly

A very special friend sent me this stamp recently and I dived in and couldn't stop creating; you'll be seeing lots of cards using it.  Here is the first one I finished, to enter into this month's inking technique challenge at the Hero Arts blog


I stamped the holly on a textured white cardstock, colored it with prismacolor pencils, and then coated the leaves and berries with Glossy Accents.  After it dried, I used my Tim Holtz blending tool to shade the background using broken china and a little bit of peeled paint distress inks; the glossy accents provides a barrier so that the distress inks don't stain the image.  This was then cut into an oval, trimming around a few of the leaves, mounted on a red scallop oval and then popped above an aqua cardstock stamped 4 times using broken china distress ink, and then mounted onto a green card.

Supplies: textured white, aqua, red and green cardstock, Hero Arts CG229 Classic Holly, CL343 Holiday Sayings, versafine onyx black, broken china and peeled paint distress inks, prismacolor pencils, Glossy Accents, nestabilities ovals and scalloped ovals

11 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! Love how you used this stamp for both the main image and the background!

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  2. This is super Lin - Looks fantastic - wow!

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  3. This stamp is fantastic! Love the texture cardstock for the holly! Great shading!

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  4. Such a beautiful card, so much detail from just one stamp!! The glossy accents really adds to the card and gives the holly a lovely shine.

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  5. oh what a stunning stamp,love the texture of the card stock you have used,hugs cheryl xxxx

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  6. Love this color combo, Lin! I know you'll create some more gorgeous cards with this stamp!

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  7. It has a very pretty watercolor look to it. I like.

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  8. Just beautiful Lin. Love how the holly sticks over the edge.

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  9. Gorgeous! I am feeling the urge to get this stamp after seeing all your beautiful cards using it!

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  10. wow! love love love this, Lin! beautiful details and the colors are so pretty!

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