Monday, August 27, 2012

Embossed Holly

Recently, I ordered an embossing folder by Sizzix.  Strangely, this is from a set called Powdered Sugar and Snowglobe.  It appears to be on clearance at Sizzix.  I really like this holly, but I think other companies sell holly embossing folders.

Here are the first 2 cards I made.  I tried adding green ink to see how it works.  I decided against adding red berries all over the surface.
The center stamp is by Northwoods.  I used Nestibilities to cut the circles and Crystal Lacquer to color the center holly.  The border punch is by EK Success.
On these cards, I did not ink the embossing.  I used an old Sizzlets die to cut the center holly.  On the left card, I used a Pearl Pen to create the holly berries.  It was very hard to get even sizes.  On the card on the right, I used Crystal Lacquer for the berries.  It was much easier to control, but is quite translucent.  I used a second layer to make the color better.  The ribbon is a very old Christmas ribbon and is red, green and gold.

1 comment:

  1. Lovely, Velda, but gee I don't want to be reminded about Christmas - of course I know what you are making these for and that's good. There will be a blue moon in the sky this Christmas as I have decided I am buying my cards....all of them.....I just don't want a repeat of the last 3 Christmases when I stressed out about what card to whom more....and....our postage has gone through the roof so will be cutting down on the list anyhow. Folks I see every week will be personally wished christmas greetings and the folks far away will get mail.
    Trust you are keeping ok.