Tuesday, August 22, 2023

HAI Merry Christmas Holly

Hi there and welcome back to my blog!  

Today I am back with another card for the Holly and Ivy Challenge, where as always it is an Anything Goes challenge. Hope to inspire you to share a card with us!

I started with the big background stamp from Hero Arts. I inked up the big stamp with Versamark and as it is such a big stamp, I laid the light grey cardstock on top of the inked stamp and burnished the ink on to the cardstock.

I then heat embossed with Gold detail embossing powder.

Going back to the watercolors I've been using lately, I colored in the leaves and berries with the water brush.

I stamped an old sentiment from a Hero Arts stamp set, along with the little sprig of holly on red cardstock in Versamark ink and also heat embossed with the Gold Detail powder.

This was then die cut with a Spellbinders die.

This was attached to the holly background with two gold brads and a piece of green organdy ribbon, before being layered to the green card base.

That finished up my card for today. Hope you'll check out my team mates' creations over at the challenge and that you'll decide to play along with us!

Till next time,



  1. Fabulous Christmas card Shona, so festive with all the gold embossing. xx

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    1. OH! Wow Shona what a wonderful card, I love the stamp and sentiment with the gorgeous ribbon.

  3. Shona, thanks for visiting my blog and leaving me some encouraging words! I wanted to return the favor. I'm your newest follower! I've been blown away as I peruse some of your blog posts! Your water coloring is beautiful, and you've inspired me to do more heat embossing! It really adds a great touch to any card! This card in particular is really elegant with all that gold!

  4. Gorgeous card and LOVE the gold embossing, it really sets off the beautiful image!!

  5. O wow this is so pretty Shona ... and beautifully executed - not a stray fleck of gold embossing powder anywhere and your colouring is gorgeous! Hugs, Kate!


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