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Christmas Holly Blessings

Hi there, Designer Shona here to share with you a card made using the pretty Christmas Holly Blessings Set 841 from the April Reveal..

I began by stamping the image on white cardstock with Memento Olive Grove. I fussy cut around the vase and die cut the piece with Memory Box Cross Stitched Frame Borders, using the out of the box technique (placing the edge of the vase over the top of the frame so it doesn't get cut off).


Next I colored the vase with the Nuvo Fine and Medium Tip Glue Pens and left it till it got tacky, then I applied Nuvo Gilding Flakes: Radiant Gold to the vase for a lovely shiny appearance.

The image was colored with Copics: BG93, YG03, G99, R29 and then I began going over the berries with the Nuvo Red Berry Crystal Drops. It is best to apply the drops a little at a time, leaving space around them and letting them dry before going in and applying more, otherwise they will run in to one another and become one big blob.

At this point I made my background, which was a white piece of cardstock, run through a Cardmaker Magazine Holly Embossing Folder. This was then daubed with Spring Green Nuvo Embellishment Mousse.

The berries were also applied to the border in stages, like the image. Sentiment, from the set was stamped in Versamark and heat embossed with Gold Detail. This was cut out from one of the smaller dies from the MB die set and was sponged with Lady Bug Memento ink before the die was removed. Three little Red Berry drops were added to the sentiment and then both the image and sentiment were popped up with mounting tape onto the background , which had been previously layered to red cardstock with 1/4" Tear-ific Tape.

That finished off my card for today. Hope you've enjoyed my share? 

Here is a list of the products used in my project. Click on the product and it will take you directly to the SNS store, where they can be purchased.

Christmas Holly Blessings Set 841

Gold Detail


Nuvo Glue Pens: Fine and Medium Tip,

¼” Tear-ific Tape

Nuvo Red Berry Crystal Drops

Nuvo Embellishment Mousse: Spring Green

Nuvo Gilding Flakes: Radiant Gold


Thanks for stopping by today,




Tammy L on May 01 2017 at 12:23AM

The shimmer is perfect! I don’t see how the embossing folder helped that but I am going to try something similar! Great card!!
Thanks! Tammy L

Ina Nelson on April 20 2017 at 09:27AM

Love this card.

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