Friday, 28 June 2013

Pearl Berries

     This weeks Christmas card marks the half way point, only six months to go! Enough I hear you shout!
    This stamp is from Chocolate Baroque. I've embossed in gold on white card, twice, so I can cut out the holly leaves on the second copy. The leaves are coloured in with watercolour pencils, including the backs of the cut leaves and shaped a little. The berries are large red pearls that my Mum gave me, I didn't think they'd be much use to me but I have found them very handy indeed, thanks Mum.
    Before sticking on the berries and leaves with a strong PVA glue, I die cut the image using a Spellbinder die - Labels Seventeen, then I coloured the edges with Distress Ink Bundled Sage while the die was still in place so I got that little white border.
 
     The image is mounted on dark green paper then on gold embossed card. The card has little holly leaves all over it but unfortunately that doesn't show up much in the picture.
    The greeting is a die cut sentiment from a set that I've had for ages, I think it was from Lakeland so that tells you how old they are!
    I would like to enter this in the following challenges:
52 Christmas Card Throwdown - Sequins and/or pearls

9 comments:

  1. What a beautiful, traditional Christmas card Rocky, the red pearls make fabulous holly berries! Love the white border on your die cut! So nice to see you again at 52 {C}CT, see you again next week! Ruth x

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  2. Gorgeous Christmas card Rocky and the pearls make beautiful berries Karen x

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  3. Love those CB stamps with text behind florals - very elegant Christmas card.

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  4. Those pearls make amazing holly berries, Rocky. Beautiful stamp too, I like the way you've coloured the cut-out. Thanks for playing along with us this week in the embellishment challenge at 52 CCt

    Louise xx

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  5. This is so elegant and beautiful - thanks for sharing for both CHNC challenges - hope to see you again x

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  6. This is such a gorgeous card! Love the holly leaves and the berries!

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  7. Gorgeous card Rocky! It's great that you found such a fabulous way to use those red pearls. Thanks for joining us this week at 52CCT!

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  8. I love this. Such a beautifully elegant card with the gorgeous embossing and beautifully cut out holly. Love the big red berries! Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT this week!

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  9. I like this card. I like the way you used red pearls for holly berries. Thanks for playing at 52CCT this week!

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