Friday, 20 December 2013

Holly Tree and Baubles

Hello Everyone,   Jennifer here again,

It's time  for another post,   these days are just flying by, it will be Christmas Eve in the blink of an eye.  I do hope you are all prepared, cake iced, cards written, decorations up and presents wrapped.   I have to admit, I'm not ready lols late with preparations this year.   I'm usually all done by now!!  ah! well, I'll get caught up soon.   Must sit down and write my cards tomorrow !!  instead of crafting lols.   Today's card was made for Sue and Harvey of Imagination Crafts in July 2012 in time for all the craft shows leading up to Christmas.

Make a base card from black shiny card.   Take a piece of white card slightly smaller than the black and stamp the holly stamp from the set, around the edges using a black ink pad.   Matt this onto the black shiny card.

Take a piece of shiny gold card and lay the embossable onto it and put through an embossing machine and emboss it.   Put the embossable back onto the embossed gold card  and spread the sparkle medium over it using the spatula and then remove the embossable and leave to dry.

Wrap three strips of black ribbon diagonally across the top left half of the gold card and secure on the reverse at the top only.   

Stamp the main image nine times onto white card, the first image is used as the base.   Colour with Promarker pens, cut out and 3D using silicone glue.   Fix three pieces of gold ribbon to the right of the holly tree on the base image.    Cut slits on the gold ribbon on the right of the image and thread the black ribbon down through the slits and secure on the back of the card. 
Matt this onto some black shiny card then onto some white card, leaving a tiny border showing each time.   Fix this to the  gold embossed card , lining up the black ribbons with the ribbons on the gold embossed card.   Matt this onto the base card.

Using an oblong die, cut out and emboss an oblong from white card.   Stamp 'Glad Tidings' onto it with black ink.   Punch out some small circles from gold card and glue to the right-hand side of the label.   Punch out some small gold stars and glue to the left-hand side of the label.   Matt the white label onto some black card and fix to the right-hand side of the base card near to the bottom edge.   Punch out and glue some small black hearts to the top and bottom of the label.

Fix a black gem stone to each corner of the card.   Well that's it guys, we're finished.   This is not a quick card to make but could be for a special friend when you don't mind spending that bit extra time making it.

Thank you so much for stopping by our blog and I hope my card may have inspired you in some small way.   

Happy crafting.
Until the next post, take care of yourselves.
Jennifer xxx


  1. This is fabulous love all the detail and the ribbon treatment xx Jan

  2. Hi there Jan Ltc, thank you so much for your nice comment, I'm pleased you like it. Have a lovely Christmas. Hugs Jennifer xx

  3. this is fabulous Jennifer - love the dimension you've created on the bush and those ribbons look amazing xx

  4. This is fabulous Jennifer, love the colour combination and the gorgeous background.

    Linda xxx

  5. Hello Rachel, so pleased you like it. It did take a little time to 3D the holly tree but I was quite pleased with the result. Hugs Jennifer xx

  6. Good morning Linda,thank you for your kind comment. I used Imagination Craft's gold card and their baubles embossable for the background. I always think a black and gold combination looks elegant. Hugs Jennifer xx

  7. This is lovely Jennifer. Love the colour combination and all the detail.

  8. Hi Mags, thank you very much. Hugs Jennifer xx


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