I have gone back to my roots with my offering today, I only ever made 'pretty' cards until I started blogging and got hooked on Tim Holtz and Wendy Vecchi products, used by so many of my blogging friends and those who inspire me so much.
Hels Sheridan's Sunday Stampers this week (Week 236) is based on that wonderful song, The Holly and the Ivy and we are to create something with holly on it.
Because I also used lots of glitter card and other sparkles I thought it would be appropriate to enter the Penny Black December Challenge where the challenge is to create something with Glitter and Sparkle. There are four sponsors offering great prizes for this challenge.
Here is my offering:
The holly tree and sentiment are both Penny Black stamps. The backing paper (green) is from a paper pad called Authentique and this has been matted onto glitter card.. The red dotty backing is from my stash and this has been matted onto an 8" x 8" square card.
The holly tree has been coloured with TH Distess Inks and the berries have been coated with Glossy Accents with glitter sprinkled over. I went around the edges of the of the tree and sentiment mats with Festive Berries Distress Ink and mounted these onto glitter card. The ribbon has been coloured using Festive Berries DI together with Glimmer Mist in Abominable Snowman (my favourite colour). It is very sparkly in real life. I made a double bow and attached three shiny jingle bells.
I am not sure the glitter and sparkle show up but I am happy with the result. It was nice to do a card like this for a change, it is for a friend who does not really appreciate grunge or vintage.
If you do visit, I hope you will be kind enough to leave me a comment, I love to read them all. I would like to say thank you to all of you who have commented in the last week or so when you have been so busy with your Christmas preparations, it is much appreciated. Big hugs, Anne xx