Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Flower of the Month: Holly

Hello friends,

Can you believe it is December already?  My goal today is to get the Christmas decorations out.    I feel like I'm already behind.  How is that possible?  Each year there seems like there is less and less days between Thanksgiving and Christmas.    I think everyone is feeling a little overwhelmed, so I wanted to make a some cards that could be done quickly.

Today I used the Holly from the Flower of the Month Series by Lila Grey.   I kept things really simple this month.  I wanted something I could color quickly and get the in the mail.  This will help chip away at my Christmas Card list.  I colored the Holly leaves with G40, G43, G46, G28.  I added some shadows in with W5.   On the berries I used R02, R17, R29, R39.   I used a pair of fine point scissors to cut out the Holly.  Then attached it to the card using a dimensional glue dot.    The background was created with a stamp from Impression Obsession and the embossed sentiment is from an old Stampin Up set.

I think the Holly pulls this card together.  My eyes are drawn to it immediately.  Thanks Lisa for designing such stunning stamps!

Copics used:
Green: G40, G43, G46, G28, W5
Red: R02, R17, R29, R39

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