Boughs of Holly Suite - Stamping With Friends Blog Hop
Hello, and welcome to my first ever time hopping with Stamping With Friends! Our theme this month is our favourite Suite/Bundle from the July to December Mini Catalogue - I will be using the Boughs of Holly Suite for my project today.
If you have a look at page 24 of the above catalogue you will see these lovely project samples, I like them all but, the top let one - I love, it was what made me by this suite!
Here is my project:
So I decided to recreate it for my hop project! I did change the design slightly, adhering the leaves the other way around, in other words, a CASE (Copy And Selectively Edit).
You will need:
21 cm x 14.5 cm Cherry Cobbler - scored at 10.5 cm
14.5 cm x 10.5 cm Designer Series Paper (DSP)
1cm strips of DSP
7.5 cm x 11.5 cm Basic White Thick (BWT)
5.5 cm x 2 cm Crumb Cake
14 cm x 10 cm Basic White (insert)
Small pieces of Mossy Meadow, Cherry Cobbler, Real Red and a green (ish) DSP
I used used Sahara Sand ink to randomly stamp the holly leaves on the BWT panel.
The sprigs, leaves and berries:
I used some of the lovely mottled green DSP to die cut the top sections of the two leaves and Mossy Meadow card to cut the bases. I used tiny dabs of Tombow to adhere them together.
I used one of the Textural Elements that are also part of this suite. I love the natural wood effect these have but I wanted to 'bling' them up a little so, I gently pressed one of them into a Versamark ink pad. I then sprinkled gold embossing powder over the top and heat set.
I die cut the base layer of the berries from Cherry Cobbler card and the top layer from Real Red. I then adhered using Tombow.
Adhere the DSP to the card front using Tombow. I then used one of the Wonderful Snowflakes cut it in half and adhered a piece to two opposite corners again with Tombow. I was so pleased to discover these pretty, iridescent snowflakes are with us for another year!
I then adhered the stamped panel using dimensionals.
The leaves, the sprig and the berries have been adhered using a combination of Tombow and dimensionals.
The sentiment has been stamped onto a piece of Crumb Cake card using Soft Suede ink and adhered with dimensionals.
As a finishing touch, I create a little ribbon. I cut the woven ribbon in half and added some colour along one edge with the Mossy Meadow Light Stampin' Blend pen. I don't know how the clever folk at SU managed to tie their ribbon without the ends fraying because I couldn't and I tried several times! However, I like shabby chic so I adhered my bow with a rolled up glue dot.
If you use the bullet tip of the blend pen you will find it much easier and neater - ask me how I know!
I stamped a row of leaves along the bottom edge and the top right of the insert using Sahara Sand ink. I then adhered a strip of DSP on top using Tombow.
I created a border (as above) using the holly leaf and a strip of DSP.
The completed project:
I will be making more of these cards in the run up to Christmas - I wonder if I will ever manage to tie a neat and tidy bow?
Thank you for hopping along with us, next up is Linda who organises this hop - thank you Linda! Click on her name below mine to see what her favourite item is from the mini catalogue.
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