Monday, 30 November 2009

Holly Wreath

Hi folks! Hope you will excuse me for my absence... I just had to squeeze in a scrapbooking retreat at the weekend. Had a fabulous time,(*waves* to all the ladies that attended) but that's another story.
This is another card that I entered into the National Cardmaker of the Year competition. This one was for the Crafters Companion category.
I stamped and embossed the tiny Holly stamp with gold embossing powder on some dark green card. I dry embossed a panel of red card, distressed the edges with black ink and matted it onto some gold mirri card. I printed out the Holly backing sheet from the Cute Companion Christmas Collection CD rom. I then hand cut lots of the holly images. I used my largest scalloped Nestability circle die to cut an aperture in the centre of the red panel. I stamped the holly on a piece of cream card and added this behind the aperture. I secured this panel to the green card using adhesive foam pads.
I glued the Holly leaves all around the aperture using dimensional glue gel. The cute little mouse was stamped and embossed. I then coloured her with Copic Markers and added snow tex to the fur. whilst wet I added some glitter to the snow tex.
Am going to have to make another one of these cards as I was little sad when I sent it off to the competition....silly aren't I!!
Ciao for now!
Sandra x

Edit: I have just noticed that this card made it to the Crafters Companion Competition entry Gallery. Here. I'm chuffed to bits :oD


Adele said...

Hi there, I have your name on the list to be a Guest Designer for the Copic Colour Challenge but I have no contact details. Could you please email me-addy on my Dilly Dally Dingle blog. Thank you.

pinky said...

Absolutely stunning Sandra, a definite winner! Think I saw some of your lovely cards on with Joanna Sheene on C & C on Sunday, if they were yours, absolutely lovely.

Fiona said...

Beautiful work Sandra, it must've taken ages to make.
Fiona x

Caroline said...

Wow another stunner Sandra, Good luck with the comp hun xx

debby4000 said...

Oh what wonderful work, gorgeous card.

Jenz Bitz 'n' Bobs said...

Wow that'stunning Sandra. It must have taken you ages.

Jenny x

Rosietoes said...

It's fabulous Sandra. Congrats on all your achievements in the Cardmaker of the year comp.
Edna x

Desire Fourie said...

This is just beautiful Sandra. So love the gorgeous wreath you have created with the leaves. Good luck with the competition.