For today’s project I looked through my stash for finding something that could work for a holiday card and I choose the Forest Leaves die, the Bed Heads stamps/dies and the Stitched Alphabetters dies for the sentiment.
I started with the garland: first of all, I took a piece of eva foam and I used two circles die (approximately 2″ and 2,5″) to create a solid ring to use as a base for the garland; I die cut the oak leaf from the Forest Leaves dies several times on dark green cardstock and then glued them over the ring. I used various embellishments I had in my stash to decorate it and I also used a die from Mama Elephant to create the bow I placed on top of the garland.
I stamped the bear from Bed Heads stamp set, colored it with E30s Copic markers and cut it with its coordinating die and I did the same with a Santa hat from a Mama Elephant stamp set. I added highlights with a white gel pen and I added the hat to the bear using foam squares.
For the background I used the Woodgrain Texture Background die on a piece of white cardstock and the largest die from the Scallop Frames on a piece of red cardstock. I used a Gansai Tambi gold watercolor to add splatters to the white rectangle and I also used the same watercolor to add some gold details to the edges of the leaves on the garland.
For the sentiment I used the Stitched Alphabetters dies to cut out the XMAS word on matte red metallic cardstock and on eva foam to give it depth and I also stamped the HUGS word from the Get Well Greetings stamp set on matte gold metallic cardstock. Top tip: I suggest you not to stamp on this type of cardstock, as you can see it didn’t turned out very well! I tried to stamp it several times with different inks and markers but it kept on fading or staining… I also tried other gold cardstocks but none looked good on the card as this one so I ended up using it anyway 🙂
At this point I just had to assemble the card by placing all the elements using glue or foam squares. I also added some gold/silver yarn and two little hollies I made using green leaves made with the Tree-Mendous Peekaboo Tree die and red jewels for the berries.
I hope you enjoyed my project and see you soon on the Heffy Doodle blog!