Thursday, November 15, 2012

A wreath of holly and berries

Hello!  Today is new release day for Cleary Digi Stamps  Of course, there is a lot more fun new images to play with other than just the images I used, you can check out all the releases and the rest of the Design Team inspiration at Lori's blog.

I made 3 cards with the NEW Holly Wreath Digi image set.

My first card, I used the 2 small "bunches" of holly that are included in the digital set, rotated the one around, and then put the PNG sentiment inbetween them.  I wanted to keep a traditional color theme with a light blue shadowing effect.
IMAGES/STAMPS: Holly Wreath Digi by CDS
CS/PAPER: 90 lb. watercolor paper, Basic grey sweet threads patterned paper, CDS pucker up textured cardstock, white, green, light blue
INK/MARKERS: printer, Tombow markers 177, 173, 925, 845, 452
ACCENTS/TOOLS: waterbrush, spellbinders labels 20 and ovals, MS snowflake and branch punches, stickles, pearl, CDS pucker up ribbon, foam dimensionals, sewing machine

The second card, I used the full wreath and put a sentiment inside it.  Once again, traditional colors this time with a yellow shadow.  The image was so large that I decided to just keep the card pretty simple.  It's a 4.25" square card.
IMAGES/STAMPS: Holly Wreath Digi by CDS
CS/PAPER: 90 lb. watercolor paper, CDS pucker up, PTI new leaf
INK/MARKERS: printer, Tombow markers 177, 173, 925, 845, 985
ACCENTS/TOOLS: waterbrush, pearls, sewing machine

Finally, I used the PNG images of the smaller bunches of holly, and rotated them and placed closely together to make a "new" bunch of holly and added a PNG sentiment.  I wanted to try a non-traditional color theme with "white-ish" leaves and magenta/plum colored berries, and got to use some older Basic grey patterned paper pack called "Eva".
 close up...

IMAGES/STAMPS: Holly Wreath by CDS
CS/PAPER: 90 lb. Canson watercolor paper, kiwi, razzleberry, white, Basic grey Eva patterned paper
INK/MARKERS: printer, tombow markers 665, 679, 133, 126, 098
ACCENTS/TOOLS: waterbrush, spellbinders circles and pinking circles, pearls, SU and michaels ribbons, button, twine thread, sewing machine, foam dimensionals

Thanks for taking a moment to stop in!  I hope you have been inspired to go create something special!


Basslady said...

wow! a gorgeous selection of beautiful christmas cards!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Angela said...

Beautiful holiday cards! You are very good at manipulating the images...I need to get better at that....

Stacy Morgan said...

Beautiful Laurie! Your wreath is outstanding!