Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Deck the Halls with Boughs of Holly

Usually when I post a project I try to focus on just one stamp set, but this combination of images resulted in such a beautiful card that I couldn't resist sharing. 

Christmas card featuring Stampin'UP!'s Christmas Gleaming stamp set, Beautiful Boughs dies and Swirly Frameds stamp set

The color combo speaks to my heart with the traditional red & green of Christmas but a bit darker with a classy "old-timey" (is that even a word?) feel:  Mossy Meadow, Very Vanilla, Gold embossing and a hint of red. (full list of product links below)

And sparkle and shine of course!  As if the gold heat embossed circles weren't enough . . . did you notice the berries!  It was a perfect way to show off the Shimmery Crystal Effects!

Christmas card featuring Shimmery Crystal Effects used on a card made with Stampin'UP!'s Christmas Gleaming stamp set, Beautiful Boughs dies and Swirly Frames stamp set

The pine boughs are from the Beautiful Boughs Dies, which does have a matching stamp set although on this card I didn't use the stamps,  just the dies.

Christmas Card using the pine bough dies from Stampin'UP!'s Beautiful Boughs Dies which are part of the Peaceful Boughs Bundle or buy the dies separately

Both the sentiment and the holly image are from the Christmas is Gleaming stamp set.  The set comes bundled with 2 ornament punches, no dies.  I don't mind fussy cutting and the holly image was really easy to cut - a labor of love for this project! 

Close-up of the Shimmery Crystal Effects on the Holly berries from the Stampin'UP! Christmas Gleaming stamp set

I'd considered putting the sentiment on a separate layer, but gosh!, the gold embossed circle really adds a richness to the card.  That circle comes from the Swirly Frames stamp set. That set has been very useful for lots of cards and lots of different occasions.

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