Monday, November 20, 2017

Happy Holly Days

The stamps on this card are both by Impression Obsession; Holly F7001 and Holly Days A5254.  I've had the Holly stamp for a while but never gave it much love. 

 I inked the stamp in my MISTI using Forest Moss Distress Ink just two times to get complete coverage.  I then used a Forest Moss distress marker to make a thin outline around the edge of the stamp and to accentuate the veins in the leaves.  This stamp does all the work on it's own -- all I had left to do was to color in the berries.  I didn't color the leaves at all.

This is the first card I've made using a variety of background papers and blocking them like I did.  I've seen other card makers use this method but for me, it's hard finding coordinating papers unless I break down and buy a pad of them.  I have so many single pieces of background paper from years ago that I really don't like spending money buying more papers but this Christmastime set by Authentique spoke to me.

I'm entering this card in the Impression Obsession Challenge:  'Tis the Season and these challenges:

Crop Stop (I used Authentique papers, Tombow Mono Adhesive, Distress inks,  and Scor Tape) 


  1. What a beautiful Christmas card! I love the papers you paired with your pretty holly and the cool layout you used! So very lovely!
    Thanks so much for linking up to the Cropstop blog - I hope I'll see even more of your beautiful work in the gallery soon!

  2. What a pretty card! The holly leaves stamp is so detailed. I thought you colored the image until I read that it's all part of the stamp. Beautiful Ann!