FF16hbrown, Holly Jolly Christmas

This card is my submission for Holly’s (Hbrown) Falliday Fest Challenge, FF16hbrown, on Splitcoaststampers. She asked to see creations with holly leaves and berries.  Thus, my card is titled Holly Jolly Christmas!


Using a piece of SU Shimmery White Card Stock and Tim Holtz Mixed Media Christmas Dies, I die cut the holly and berries. I had not used this die before, so I was surprised that the die cuts were in several pieces verses one piece. I had hoped to die cut holly and berries from green and red card stock and just drop them into the negative panel in one piece. Well, that didn’t work out.

Therefore, I decided to use a piece of watercolor paper and brushos to achieve a green panel to slip behind the negative panel. That would require that I glue down all of the cuts on the white panel to the green panel. My fingers got sticky just thinking about gluing down all those cuts.

I decided to take another approach. I used another panel of shimmery white card stock and cut out the holly and berries with the Tim Holtz die again (discarded the white cutouts). Then I added a piece of foam adhesive to the back of the panel and pressed down the negative pieces. I die cut the holly again, using the green brushos panel. Because I had added the foam adhesive to the back of the negative white panel, I could easily adhere all the holly and berry pieces to the negative panel. SUCCESS!

To finish the card, I added the panel to the red holly frame die cut, added a bow, and glued glitter in various places! Glad I’m finished with this card!!

Stamps: SU Reason for the Season (sentiment)
Paper: SU Shimmery White, Real Red, and Watercolor Paper
Paper Size: 5×7
Ink: SU Real Red
Accessories: Tim Holtz Mixed Media Christmas Dies, Spellbinders Holly Frame Die, Brushos, Foam Adhesive, SU Real Red Ribbon, Glossy Accents, and SU Glitter


God’s Blessings!

Stamping With Guneaux Designs By Beverly Polen

“Keep watch over yourselves and all the flock of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers. Be shepherds of the church of God, which he bought with his own blood..”  Acts 20:28