Thursday, September 3, 2015

Bow and Holly, MM170 & SSC108

Hello there, friends! Is everyone getting ready for the long weekend? I hope you all enjoy a little time off. The weather is still glorious here in NY and I intend to enjoy it as long as it lasts. In contrast to the weather, I'm adding to my stash of Christmas cards today with a card for two challenges. 

I was thrilled when I saw the Holly challenge at Merry Monday, because I had a brand new stamp set called Bow and Holly from Technique Tuesday waiting to be inked up. I combined it with the perfectly simple sketch from Sunday Stamps.

I stamped my main image in Memento ink and colored with Copics, adding a little shadow of gray around everything. I wanted to add a bit of gold glitz, which I did with some gold foil, an embossed sentiment, and a few sequins.

Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Bow and Holly (Technique Tuesday)
Card Stock: Whisper White, Riding Hood Red (SU)
Patterned Paper: Country Living Holiday Collection (SU)
Ink Pads: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Versamark
Markers: Copic
Tools: Heat Tool
Accessories: Gold Foil Paper and Gold Embossing Powder (SU), Celebration Sequins (Simon Says Stamp)

Have a great weekend, everyone! I'll see you on Sunday when I'm hostess for a new challenge from The Paper Players!


  1. What a lovely Christmas card, Sandy! Excellent coloring and love the gold embossed words and the pop of sequins. Perfect! Thanks for joining Sunday Stamps!

  2. Hi Sandy! What a beautiful Christmas card,love the simple bow on the holly. Hope you enjoy the long weekend.

  3. I love all the touches of gold on your card.

  4. Gorgeous holly-ful creation, Sandy! Especially with the gold sentiment!

  5. Hello Sandy: Love this beautiful card, perfectly colored, the touch of gold with the embossed sentiment and the sequences is so elegant.
    Thank you for sharing.
    Maria Rodriguez.

  6. A perfectly CAS card - I love the image and you colored it beautifully.

  7. Sandy, this is just gorgeous! I love the holly stamp! The gold sentiment and sequins look fabulous! Such a lovely CAS card! Thank you for joining us at Sunday Stamps! XX

  8. Looks like great minds think alike. Check out my card but yours is so much more alive and vibrant. Just beautiful.

  9. What a gorgeous take on our sketch challenge! I love everything about this card...especially your beautiful colouring. Thanks for playing along at Sunday Stamps!

  10. Perfect stamp for the challenge. Awesome coloring, the holly looks so pretty!

  11. Perfect stamp for the challenge. Awesome coloring, the holly looks so pretty!

  12. Beautiful Christmas card, you used the sketch beautifully!

    Thanks for playing along with us at Sunday Stamps!

  13. So pretty, Sandy! Love your perfectly colored holly and the gold embossed sentiment! Great Christmas card! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Monday! :)

  14. Beautiful image and so beautifully colored, Sandy! Gorgeous card. Thanks so much for joining us at Merry Monday.