Mistletoe has featured quite a lot in my cards this year, all because Lavinia Stamps have a gorgeous stamp that is also available in a stencil and die from Sweet Poppy.
Using watercolour card I stamped and embossed in white, then spritzed the card with water before lightly sprinkling Brusho over the card. Once dry I felt the edges needed a little definition, so I used Distress ink to add a touch of darker green all the way around.
For the Brusho panels I used some gold paper and a little dark green card to mat and layer them.
To finish off I added some tiny half pearls as berries and a small gold organza bow, after watching some YouTube videos I bought a nice fork in a charity shop that I now use just for tiny bow making.
For the other two cards I stamped the same image on to white card and embossed with a dark green powder. I used the same card and paper as before but switched it around so the green was first and then the gold.
Again I used the stamp to decorate the white card blank but this time using a very pale green. They also have tiny pearls and a little bow.
Both card styles have the same greeting, just embossed with different colours and die cut with a small oval die, then mounted on thin foam pads.
This is one stamp that won't be put away in the Christmas stash, upside down it looks like seaweed so I can use it all year round. I've really enjoyed making these cards so the Christmas stash will probably stay out for a while longer so I can get a head start on next year!
I would like to enter these cards in the following challenges:
ABC Christmas - Y~ Your Favourite Thing (a stamp with multiple use)
Christmas At Sweet Stampin' - Anything Christmas
The Holly and Ivy - Anything Christmas
The 12 Months of Christmas - Anything Christmas