Thursday 13 July 2017

Holly Wreath for Leonie

Hello lovely peeps

Our Leonie is on the telly box again today with her fabulous Christmas dies, stamps and embossing folders. The shows are at 8am, 12pm and 4pm on Hochanda.

This is the second card that I made for the shows, using the 'Softly Falling' embossing folder and some of the stamps (if you missed my first card 'Christmas Kisses' click here to see it)

First I made the background by embossing a 7"x7" piece of card

I made sure the folder edge was hanging off the edge of the sandwich before running it through the machine - to make sure I didn't get a line down the middle of the card

After the first pass I turned the card around so I could emboss the rest of it.

It matches up pretty well

This left just one un-embossed area in the bottom right corner which by happy coincidence is where I want to put part of my greeting later :o)

Next I made a topper by die-cutting a large circle from Sheena's Stamping card and stamping the small row of houses from the Welcome Home set in Black Archival Ink.

I made a sticky-note mask to cover the houses up and then stamped some trees around and behind the houses.

To colour them in I used my Gansai Tambi watercolour paints and a tiny paintbrush

These paints are so lush, but it's only the second time I've used them so I had to make a colour chart beforehand to see which colours I wanted.

I also used them to colour in some holly leaves that I'd stamped up from the Perch stamp set onto watercolour card. I ended up using three different shades of green as it looked a bit 'samey' having them all in one colour.

I added a bit of Clear Overlay sparkle pen for the snow and chimney smoke and left it to dry

then added blobs of Pinflair 3D Glue Gel around the edge of my topper

to stick all of the holly leaves to.

There's a lovely sparkle from the pen once it's dried.

I finished off with a sentiment from the Christmas Greetings set, stamped onto white card.

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:-
Deep Ocean Challenge #159 Christmas in July
Inky Chicks #85 Christmas
Creative Craft Cottages Challenges #91 Christmas in July
Sparkles Forum Challenges # 93 Embossing
Retarte  #101 Christmas in July
Get Creative Challenges #60 CAS 
My Time to Craft #349 Christmas in July
Happy Little Stampers (Christmas) option die cuts

Thanks for stopping by,
Katrina x


Marianne's Craftroom said...

This is gorgeous, love the design

Valerija said...

It's a lovely scene you have created.
Valerija xx

Fikreta said...


Unknown said...

Great card, love the quirky little houses and the holly frames them beautifully :)
Hugs, Kaz xx

Anonymous said...

Love this sample xx

Michelle said...

Love this beautifully stamped village!! The added holly border is perfect!! Thanks for joining HLS Christmas Challenge!

ccheney said...

Cute card! Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage. Cindy (DT)

cohenna said...

Very nice. Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage. Good luck

Inkyfingers said...

This is an adorable card and I love your step by step tutorial!
Thanks for sharing with us at Happy Little Stampers and I hope you will join us again soon.
Carol x

StampNScrapJunkie said...

Running super late visiting your blog but I did want to thank you for joining us at My Time to Craft Challenge Blog and sharing your wonderful project. I look forward to seeing you again.
Crafty hugs,