Thursday, July 21, 2016

Mistletoe - Christmas In July

Hello! I am continuing to focus on Christmas in July this month.  Although the temperatures are soaring, I feel like I am getting ready for the winter season.

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This mistletoe image was fun and pretty easy to color with alcohol markers.  I added glossy accents to the berries.  

I did double up my vellum layer to make less transparent.  I also sponged green around the edges of the tag to make it stand out more.  The card base and sentiment tag are a pretty color of dark grey.  I have been enjoying that lately as an alternative to black.

I think it is pretty clear that one of my favorite embellishments are the self adhesive gems and enamel dots.  Nothing easier than that, and they fill in those spaces that just need a little something.

Supplies: Gina K Stately Flowers 5, Memento Jet Black ink, Versamark ink, Recollections White detail powder, Heidi Swapp patterned paper, Tim Holtz tag die, Spellbinders circle die, cardstock, vellum and embellishments from my stash

I would love to participate in the following challenge:


Cat Craig said...

Great layers and the inking really helps define your tag. Super take on the challenges.

*Vicki* said...

Such a beautiful design!! Really love that circle vellum piece behind your holly!! So beautifully done!! HUGS :)

April said...

Very lovely. I love the glossy accents on the berries.

Andrea W said...

Your use of green is wonderful and I really like the mistletoe image. Thanks for sharing at Tuesday Throwdown.

Mac Mable said...

Doubling up the vellum works beautifully and do so love the colours of the greens x

Jen Brum said...

What a beautiful Christmas card! I love that mistletoe! I love adhesive gems too...a little too much sometimes! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

TRACEY MO said...

This is a elegant xmas card great take on the sketch to.

Thanks for joining us at tuesday throwdown

Tracey dt

Linda Callahan said...

Wonderful holiday card! Love the mistletoe! Glad you joined us at FMS!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Heidi, I love this Christmas card, and the mistletoe is beautifully colored and just perfectly placed! I love that you fussy cut it and added it atop the tag die, and what beautiful colors! Wonderfully done, sweet friend!