Hard to believe that we're already 13 weeks into 2011. Well, the good thing about that is that I have a good start to my Christmas cards thanks to these Jingle Belles challenges.
This week we were to be inspired by another Christmas carol - The Holly and the Ivy. What this translates to is to make a card with holiday foliage. When I was sorting through my Christmas papers the other day I came across an old scrap of dsp that I thought would be perfect ....... if there was enough of it. Well, with some careful measuring and cutting, I managed to get the patterned piece that I wanted to use for this card. It is a clean and simple design, highlighting the patterned paper for the most part.
See the swirls that make up this motif I was trying to get. This paper reminded me of ivy and the ribbon has holly on it, so I know I have my bases covered with this one. The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes and after I embossed it in gold EP I punched it out with the Decorative Label Punch (though it doesn't look it). I added a 3/4" circle behind the sentiment that I punched out of Poppy Parade and added some gold shimmer paint around the edges. I also put dots of the shimmer paint on the berries on the patterned paper.
Want to see the rest of the entries for the challenge this week? Click here.