Saturday, January 17, 2015

More Christmas Cards.. say What?

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Well I was sick of Christmas Cards for a few weeks there but now I'm thinking lets crank them out for this year so I'm not cramming in December! Today's card is for another of Winnie & Walter's Birthday Bash challenges and the Wednesday challenge over at Simon Says Stamp...It's  a Guy thing!


I have a large group of Male Friends so I like to have a stash of Masculine themed cards on hand for Birthdays and Holidays and this one is perfect! Kelly's Challenge at W&W was too use one image and rotate it on your project several times. I used the Pine branch from the Winter Woodland set and stamped it several times in a circle using the Rock N Roll technique with some Old Olive & Always Artichoke ink. An easy way to do this is to drawn a very light circle in pencil in the center of your card and then you can stamp around it. 


This card is proof that you don't need to pitch a card in the making of it if you make a Boo Boo! Just keep on keeping on I say! This started as a white panel with the images stamped on it and then I somehow smudged ink along the top edge and it wasn't coming off. So I decided to fix it by added some Distress Inks around the edges and I love it!!! 

Then I decided to stamp the Holly Berries and I didn't like how they were translucent..so I tried to color over them with a Copic and that was a hot mess.. Ha Ha see where we are going here. So to fix that I added some Red Dazzling Details over it and let it dry. I added the pine cones and a Greeting. I die cut the Banner from Mama Elephant's Basic set and stamped the sentiment and added some more Distress ink around the edges! A perfect Masculine Christmas card with just a touch of sparkle! 




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4 comments:

  1. This is an awesome Christmas card, Holly...love it!

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  2. Yeah, I'm over Christmas cards, but this one is gorgeous!

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  3. Totally stunning Holly.

    Thanks for joining in the fun at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
    Hugs,
    Caryn

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  4. You are so right, this IS a perfect masculine Christmas card! Love how you made your own wreath from the pine sprig. And way to keep going when you don't like something ... this card turned out fabulously, just like you had planned it that way! Thanks so much for joining the winnie & walter challenge!!

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