Sunday, July 26, 2015

MCJuly/15 - ECD Bricks - Holly - I'm Telling You

I wanted to do something with this holly digi and then I decided to pair it up with ECD "Bricks" die cut and I wanted to keep it simple... Love the way it turned out.

I side folded my red textured cardstock (5"w x 7"h). Layered on a white textured cardstock.

Die cut the bricks from white cardstock I colored with various shades of Distress reds. Applied glue to the backs of the bricks only, then pressed it down on to my white textured cardstock. Carefully removed the brick outline. Applied Versafine Black Onyx to the outline and clear embossed, then applied glue to the back and adhered it to the card front, matching up the previous glued bricks...

eCut the holly and outlined everything with a Sakura black glaze pen. Used a red marker for the berries and QOR watercolor paints for the leaves. Added Glossy Accents to the berries and Stickles "Eucalyptus" applied with my finger on the leaves. When dry, adhered to card leaving parts of the leaves unglued.

Stamped the quote on white cardstock, clear embossed. Trimmed close, layered on to the red cardstock and trimmed to 1/16", added two red brads and then adhered to card.

On the inside: Stamped the holly (Sheena Douglas "Holly") on white cardstock, using the Distress minis "Peeled Paint" all over, then on the berries with "Festive Berry". Used a damp paint brush to move the color around.

Stamped the quote with the black and clear embossed.

Rubber stamped quotes are from Quietfire Design "Deck the Halls..." 3pce set; "I'm Telling You" 2pce set;

Click on any image to enlarge. Enjoy

And it fits for these challenges:
Corrosive Challenges  #229  dies (2nd entry)
Xmas in July themes
Craft Calendar    (2nd entry)
Oh La La Creations  #185  (2nd entry)
Scrap Creations    (2nd entry)
Penny's Challenges  #237   (2nd entry)
Crimbo Crackers  #85 something cute
Jingle Belles Rock  old fashioned
Hiding in My Craft Room  #209
My Time To Craft  #300  (2nd entry)
Craftin Desert Divas  week 2
Perfectly Rustic  #52 glitter
PinSpirational Challenge  #145 Xmas


Janice said...

What a super card, very striking! What a brilliant design, I love it, Jx

Lisa Babitz said...

Very pretty. Your bricks really pop with the embossed outline. Love the layered holly. Cute greeting, too! Thanks for joining us over at Perfectly Rustics.

Just Plain Crafty by Steph said...

Very pretty card!! I love the inside and that sentiment too! Thank you for joining us at Craftin Desert Diva's Christmas in July Linky Party!

Unknown said...

This card is delightful and so super elegant! Love the inside too. Thanks you for playing with us at Craftin' Desert Diva's Linky Party!
Giorgia DTM

Sue said...

Fabulous Christmas card and great design! thanks for joining us at Crafty Calendar hugs Sue xx

Crafting Suzie's Creations said...

Lovely card thank you for joining us at ooh la la creations hugs Sue xx

SmilynStef said...

Love the technique you used to create your grout for your bricks ... very realistic ... so very glad you joined our Old Fashioned Christmas at Jingle Belles.

lauren bergold said...

what a pretty card, those dimensional holly leaves are so lovely! thanks for celebrating an "old fashioned xmas" with us at JINGLE BELLES!

Gale said...

What a lovely card Yogi. Thanks for joining us at Going Grey With Scrap-Creations in our "Christmas in July Challenge" and we hope to see you again soon. Gale DT

Cazro said...

I love your card, so clever and beautifully created. Thanks for sharing with us at MTTC. Caz

Jo said...

Beautiful....those bricks are amazing! Thanks for joining us over at Crafty Calendar this month & good luck!
hugs Jo x

I have a birthday candy on my blog if you'd like to join in.....
You can find my candy here
You can find my atc swap here

Jackie C said...

Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful artwork at Corrosive Challenges, hugs, Jackie DT member

Kim Butterworth said...

Great Christmas card, love the bricks and holly. Thanks for joining us at Perfectly Rustics.

Deanne Saunders said...

What a sweet card!! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge!!! Can’t wait to see you participate again in our next challenge!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper