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Saturday, December 20, 2008

A holly wreath

I have to admit - I really love how this card turned out! It's another using the FireCracker Designs by Pamela set Season's Greetings. This time I focused on the little solid holly leaf included in the set, and created a wreath. I traced around one of my (many!) glitter bottles sitting on my desk to get the circle and just stamped the leaf all around, first in Certainly Celery, then in Always Artichoke, and erased the pencil line when I was finished. For added dimension I stamped a few more on a separate piece of paper, cut them out (which was slightly tedious!) and glued them down. I did the same with the corresponding berries. The sentiment is from the Holly Jolly Christmas set - I thought it went well with a holly wreath! And I know you all are concerned that I just haven't been myself lately - not one of the recent cards I've posted has had any polka dots!!!! *gasp* So, I made sure to include some here. :-) But... I picked out this paper, and then realized the polka dots were white and I had used Very Vanilla paper for the wreath. Argh. So, I pulled out some Creamy Caramel ink and sponged it over the dots to dirty them up a bit. Worked like a charm! Now for the good news - I know you all are itchin' to order some of these super cute FCD sets yourself!! It so happens that from now until December 25th, you can take $5 off your order by using coupon code 5$OFF (all one word). A minimum purchase of $15 is required. What a sweet deal! AND - Pamela's throwing in a free gift with every order through the end of December!! Yowsa!! What a great time to order yourself a little Christmas present. :-) Alrighty, off to wrap some presents...! Thanks for stopping by today!!
  • Stamps: Season's Greetings and Holly Jolly Christmas from FireCracker Designs by Pamela
  • Paper: Always Artichoke, Certainly Celery, Very Vanilla, DP from Provo Craft slab
  • Ink: Always Artichoke, Certainly Celery, Real Red, Creamy Caramel
  • Accessories: Scallop edge punch, red satin ribbon from my stash (most likely Michael's!)

4 comments:

  1. Now, that is truely, a 'one-of-a-kind'! Your card speaks volumes about your creativity!

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  2. Your wreath is beautiful, Libby!! So creative, and I love how you 'dirtied up' your dots!!

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  3. Gosh, 10 days since I checked in last. I should be shot. I say it all the time--how could my life possibly be speeding by that fast? This is truly a beautiful card, Libby. One of my favorites I've seen in ages. I love the polka dot background and the pretty wreath. Also, the scallops, the sentiment and the cute red bow. Well, I guess that sums it up--I love it all!

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