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Have A Holly Jolly Christmas!

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Hello Crafters!

Can you believe it’s Christmas already?! Where did this year go?

I do hope you and your families are having a wonderful holiday together. I had to sneak in one last Christmas card before the season is over. I mean I’m posting on Christmas how can I not post a Christmas card, right?! Right.


I started by stamping my holly leaves onto some white card stock. The holly berries in this set are separate and I was feeling lazy so I didn’t mask them. When I inked up the leaves with Memento Tuxedo Black. I avoided the center so my berries could fit in the middle. I just drew the leaves back in with a black pen that is Copic friendly. I did color the images in with copics and then outlined the images with my black pen. I used a stitched square die to cut a section out.

I wanted the card to be a little more interesting so I used my stencil with some aged mahogany distress ink to create a tone on tone base. I used a stitched circle die to cut out my sentiment. I stamp all my sentiments in archival ink because it gives a more crisp image. Why do I mention it? Well…after I stamped it I decided I wanted to color in those outline letters. Archival ink isn’t copic friendly. You can make it work if you’re very careful. Also I tend to “pat” my ink versus swiping it. Add some stickles to the letters and put it all together 🙂

Thanks for dropping in to visit on your holiday!

Don’t forget we still have a challenge going on until December 31. The theme is watercolor and we hope you’ll join us!

Merry Christmas!!


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Holly Jolly Stamp set

Deco Design Stencil

Stitched Square and Circle Dies

Copic Markers

Ranger Jet Black Archival Ink

Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

Bazzill Red Hots Cardstock

Stardust Stickles

Author: Kelly Latevola

Hi guys! I’m Kelly. I’m married to a wonderful man named Craig and we have a gorgeous two year old son who is the light of my life. I can’t leave out our boxer/mastiff Molly who is my little one’s best friend. I’ve been cardmaking for about seven years and running my blog for around five. I am loving every minute of it! I’m a huge fan of clean and simple cards. I adore a good one layer card or building a scene. Also glitter, and lots of it

One thought on “Have A Holly Jolly Christmas!

  1. lovely coloring as always, Kelly! Happy Christmas!

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