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Thursday, September 3, 2015

A TOUCH OF HOLLY

The challenge this week at Merry Monday is holly.  Stamped Hero Arts Holly Jolly on Neenah metallic white gold card and colored with my Zig Clean Color Brush markers, using just a bit of water to blend.


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I die cut "christmas" from Ellen Hutson's "Merry & Bright" twice from white card and then from the stamped area.  Adhered all three layers together and inlaid it back into the card.  The base is also Neenah metallic white gold.  Stamped "wishes" on the inside of the card and added a few champagne pearls (wanted to give those berries a little highlight and the dot on the "i" was just too tiny to inlay) from Michael's - done.

Will also enter this in Happy Little Stampers challenge which is coloring and Happy Little Stampers Christmas challenge which is holly.



Thanks for stopping by and love reading your kind comments.  Betty

24 comments:

  1. This is beautiful!! Just beautiful!!! I have to give this technique a try.

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  2. Just love when you use this technique, Betty - this is really lovely!

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  3. Gorgeous design Betty! Love your watercoloured holly --- so beautiful. The raised sentiment really makes it very special. Thanks so much for playing along at Happy Little Stampers.

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  4. Beautiful card, Betty .... love the inlayered Christmas

    Have a nice weekend, Lissy

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  5. Gorgeous, Betty! Love the colouring on the holly (my zig markers are on their way) and inlaid sentiment. Another elegant design :)

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  6. fabulous card betty, love that raised / die cut sentiment

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  7. What a pretty sprig of holly and beautifully colored, Betty! Perfectly CAS too! Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday and Happy Little Stampers!

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  8. I love how you colored your holly leaves, Betty! You're doing amazing work with your Zig markers! Love your camouflage sentiment, too...it adds so much dimension to your beautiful card!

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  9. LOVE, love, love it Betty! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  10. This card is simply DIVINE... CAS and gorgeous.. you might want to enter it into Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge.. their code word is HOLLY

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  11. My goodness... one stunner of a card Betty. Just fabulous.

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  12. You've showcased those pens beautifully here, great die stacking too.
    Thanks for playing along at Happy Little Stampers, Anita x

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  13. Betty, such a pretty card and love the technique you used with the word die cut! Thanks so much for playing with us at Merry Monday!

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  14. That holly is so perfect for Merry Monday, Betty! Just love your design and the cool technique with the sentiment!!

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  15. Betty this is stunning! I love the single holly leaf with the Christmas overlay ...just gorgeous!

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  16. As I said before.. This card .... WOW.... thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge xx

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  17. Sooooo pretty Betty!! Someday I will try out this technique and then I can be as cool as you!

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  18. WOW - I love the inlaid die cut! And the pearls are a great accent! Thanks so much for playing along this month at Happy Little Stampers! :)

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  19. Love your sprig of holly, thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stamper.

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  20. Gorgeous card, Betty! Love your beautifully colored holly and the inlaid sentiment! Such a fab technique! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Monday! :)

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  21. Love the way you embedded the sentiment die! Beautiful layout / design too! Thanks so much for joining us at Happy Little Stampers!

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  22. I just love your colouring Betty, well done on combining both challenges for HLS!
    This is a beautiful card!
    Thanks so much for joining in Happy Little Stampers CAS challenge
    Chrissie

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