Wednesday, September 10, 2014

MC Sept/14 - Quill - Holly & Ivy

One of the challenges called for no rubber or digi stamps... that's not easy for me to do, since I almost always use a Quietfire Design quote or sentiment stamp... So instead I used one of Suzanne's newest eCut designs available on the Silhouette OnLine store "Holly&Ivy"

I side folded my white card (4.25"w x 5.5"h) and embossed with Sizzix (Tim's "Holly Branch") embossing folder. I did cut the folder apart and taped it together on the opposite end so I could position the embossing more to the top of my card... Hit the high points direct to paper with Distress "Shabby Shutters", then with "Pine Needles". Sponged around the rest of the card front with a dirty green sponge.

side view
Adhered my quilled elements. Those holly leaves are made with a double length of lime green paper (ugh!!) so I colored on one side using a Distress marker "Pine Needles". The berries are tight red coils which I dabbed with some glue and sprinkled with Glitter Ritz micro fine glitter "Regal Red". Also added the same glitter on the embossed berries.

Adhered a narrow green ribbon on the left side with Sookwang tape.

eCut the words from white cardstock and then while still on the mat direct to paper with ""Fired Brick", then the Shabby shutters, then some pine needles. Removed from mat and applied Versamark on the words and clear embossed. Adhered to card front.

Click on either card image to enlarge. Enjoy

And it fits for these challenges:
Dreamvalley Challenge  #90 no stamping or digi
Craftin Desert Divas  #40 anything goes
Crazy Challenge  #179 use 3 of something (3 holly berries; 3 techniques - dry emboss, quill, eCutting)
Lexis Creations  #124 sparkle (the glitter) & shine (clear embossing)
Paperwings Productions  ribbon or twine
Loves Rubber Stamps  #120 glitter or sparkle
PaperTake Weekly  repeat (the holly)
TTCRD  #9 - 15  anything goes
The Paper Shelter  #173 embossing
Sisterhood of Crafters  #17 single layer card


Micki said...

Gorgeous card, holiday season will be upon us before we know. Love the texture you got with the die cuts. Thanks so much for playing along in our Single Layer Cards!

Nikki said...

Great card. Love the use of the embossing folder. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter.

Nikki S

Darlene said...

Absolutely beautiful holiday creation Yogi! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘SINGLE LAYER CARD’ challenge and please come back again soon!
one of the 'Sistahs'
The Sisterhood of Crafters

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, my, that's a very pretty Christmas card, Yogi! Good idea for getting the sentiment on there without stamping. That would be hard for me, too.

Mollie said...

Amazing card! It looks fabulous! LOVE the phrase you used! Thanks so much for sharing with us over at Craftin' Desert Divas!

Mollie's Motif

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Yogi :-) I love the whole artsy look of this,,, fabulous !! :-)

thanks for joining us on the Papertake Weekly Challenge
Lols x x x

Cheryl First said...

Beautiful card for the Single Layer Challenge at The Sisterhood of Crafters! So glad I had a chance to stop by to visit!

September Step-Sister at
The Sisterhood of Crafters

Cvetelina Borisova said...

Great card, well done! Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge.

Cards By MI said...

A really lovely looking card. Lovely embossing and quilling. Thanks for joining us over at TPS this week.
Love n hugs

PaperDaisies said...

What a pretty quilled Christmas card. I love the design. Thank you for joining us over at Loves Rubberstamps. Hugs Nina

Glenda Atkins said...

What a fabulous Christmas card, thanks for entering our 'Sparkle & Shine challenge at Lexi's Creations!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Gorgeous Christmas card - I especially love the quilling! Thanks for playing with us at Dream Valley Challenges! I hope to see you again here next time! Hugs, Cornelia – DT

Judith said...

What a great idea! - such a lovely Christmas card - thank you so much fro playing along at TPS challenge this week - hope we see you again soon hugs Judith x

Unknown said...

Wonderful holiday card. Thank you for joining us over at PWP.

Leslie Miller said...

Your window scene is just so beautiful, Yogi! Clever to design the window yourself. It's perfect! I do love the quilled holly, too, and the embossed panel. I'm working on Christmas cards and having a little too much fun now that the time is getting closer.

Dana Tatar said...

Stunning card! I LOVE the quilling! Thanks for joining the Paper Wings Productions Challenge! :)