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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Elegant Holly

     I'm very proud of this card.  Sometimes, when I make something, it just comes out so well or so kewl that I am just happy and amazed that I made it.  This is one of those things.


     I used a two entire sets of spellbinder dies to create this card.  All the holly was cut out of white paper and then colored with a gold paint pen, red and green glitter gel pens and distress inks.  I added red rhinestones for the holly berries.  Each panel of the tri-shutter card is layered with a dotted Swiss embossed panel and plain white panel and then attached to the card base.  After attaching each embossed panel the holly was attached with liquid glue. The bottom panel has a sentiment stamped with Fired Brick and embellished with more holly.

     I think tri-shutter cards are one of my favorite type of cards.  Without any work at all they look fantastic.  With even a little effort, they are gorgeous.  I think this is one of those types of cards that can never fail to please plus they are just fun to make.

     This card has been entered in:
     The Shabby Tea Room Weekly challenge here
     The Crazy Challenge here
     Crafty Creations here
     Just Add Ink here
     Paper Sundaes here

Georgia Pacific Card Stock
Gold Paint Pen
Glitter Gel Pens
Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Peeled Paint and Fired Brick
Queen & Co. Adhesive Rhinestones
Cuttlebug Dotted Swiss Embossing Folder
Beacon 3-in-1 Glue
Clear Stamps Sentiment

29 comments:

  1. OH WOW! This is just GORGEOUS!!!!
    Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘CHRISTMAS’ challenge and please come back again soon!

    Darlene
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

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  2. Mary, this is drop-dead GO-JUS! It's so elegant!!! You should email it to Spellbinders...I know they'd love to see it! I can't believe you hand-colored and glittered everything...are you NUTS? (don't answer that...I already know).

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  3. This is absolutely gorgeous. Just love it. Beautiful colors.

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  4. Stunning! Thanks for linking up to Little Red Wagon!

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  5. This is amazing and so very beautiful!!!

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  6. This is AMAZINGLY gorgeous! LOVE the holly detail--a perfect holiday card! Beautiful!!! :)

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  7. What a beauty! Thanks for joining us at SDC # 44.

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  8. This is totally stunning and gorgeous, I love it!!!! Thanks so much for sharing this with Creative Belli!!

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  9. Oh that is so pretty! Thanks for joining us at The Sisterhood of Crafters. : )

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  10. Absolutely elegant, what an amazing card! So traditional, well done! Thanks for playing at Aud Sentiments!

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  11. OMG!!! This is absolutely GORGEOUS! Thanks so much for taking time out of your busy holiday season to share your creativity with us for our Winter Holiday sentiment challenge at Aud Sentiments!

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  12. That is amazing! It is so beautiful and festive. Whoever gets that card is very lucky! I like tri-fold cards myself, and I tried to make one last night but it didn't work! I bow to you!

    NancyA

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  13. Luv this card. I luv the tri-shutter card too, but it takes a while to "get it right", and once you do, you feel so good about your finished card :-) Absolutely beautiful! :-)

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  14. I adore this card! Thanks for joining us at stamptacular sunday and I wish you luck on the challenge. Hope we see you soon again at stamptacular.

    Hugs,
    Heleen

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  15. How very stylish! Thanks for joining the Stampotique designer's challenge

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  16. Beautiful! I love the script for your sentiment! So glad you shared with us at Pile It On!

    Tam
    One Happy Stamper
    Pile It On! DT

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  17. Super card!
    Thanks for playing along with us at Pile It On :)

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  18. a beautiful holiday creation! thanks for joining in our challenge at AUD Sentiments :) Gemma

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  19. a beautiful holiday creation! thanks for joining in our challenge at AUD Sentiments :) Gemma

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  20. wow!! it's gorgeous and love those spellbinders dies you used! absolutely stunning card! Thanks for joining us at Wags n Whiskers.

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  21. Stunning card.Thanks so much for sharing with us at Crafty Creations this week.

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  22. WOW What a great Christmas Card, thanks so much for sharing it with us at Crafts and me this week:-)
    Hugs
    Karen
    xxxx

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  23. How Beautiful. Thanks for another great entry to our challenge at Stampotique!

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  24. Beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at Stampotique Designers Challenge.

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  25. congrats on winning the Creative Belli challenge last week!!! I loved your card

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  26. Wow- this is fabulous!!! I would be so proud if I put a card together this pretty! Love the gorgeous colors!

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  27. This is one of my favourite card types too - so versatile and I love what you've done with the holly, looks fabulous!

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  28. WOW! What an amazing work of art. I love the gold and all the glitz of this creation. The card style is always a fave and you've done it up beautifully! Thanks for joining in the fun and playing along with the Sisterhood of Crafters Christmas Challenge!

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