Sunday, 8 July 2007

Holly Doodles Samples-Cards 3 & 4

Card 4

Card 3

Another couple of cards done with my Holly Doodles stamp set by TandaStamps.
This time I have gone for some slightly unusual colour themes.
Card 3- I took some cream glitter card and coloured a piece with a black Stazon ink pad. I then buffed it with a tissue and stamped the holly tag with Versamark and embossed it using Marcasite embossing powder by Stamp'n'Stuff.
The round tag and the greeting were stamped onto the cream glitter card and again embossed with the Marcasite embossing powder.
For the border around the background piece I masked off on the diagonal of two corners at a time and stamped and embossed in Marcasite.
I layered the background onto a piece of black card and then onto a hot pink card blank and embellished the round tag with hot pink gems.

Card 4-I cut three strips of Bazzill cardstock in a light, medium and darker tone and stamped the lightest and darkest with the holly border stamp using a Warm Green Colorbox Chalk ink pad.
I then took some Liquitex Painter's Pearlising Medium and dropped small puddles on to all of the berries and painted a thin layer over the holly leaves.
The strips were then arranged onto a DL card and edged with silver lines.
The greeting was stamped in the Warm Green ink.
A very simple card but ideal if you have lots of cards to make.
If you click on this card it will show you a larger image which shows the pearling finish better.
Thanks for looking


  1. I like both of them Sheila....I will definitely buy these stamps and try some of the ideas you have given us.Thank you! If you get a chance please visit my blog and check on the Sweet and Simple card I have made as my source of inspiration is from your project featured in Craft stamper, using the hosiery paper artsy stamp.!So thank you again!:))

  2. These cards are just as yummy as your stamps Sheila!!! Beautiful and I love the colours you have used!!!

  3. Gorgeous cards Sheila you pro you! :D:D


  4. Lovely Sheila! I especially like the Pink and Black one! I really must stray from the traditional!

  5. Great cards Sheila, I am beginning to think I will need those holly doodles lol.

  6. You're sooooooo good at this Sheila!! Love these two aswell!

  7. Love these cards Sheila!

    Great colours, fab stamps!!


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