Thursday, December 6, 2012

Holly and Berries

Cindy Haffner is hostess for the first challenge of December at CCEE Stampers. Her challenge is a fun one and that is to use a favorite NEW die. I just happen to have one and have been anxious to use it.
My die is by Sizzix and is called Holly Branch. It includes the branch, holly leaves, and berries. I covered all of it with Inkssentials Crackle accents.

This was a really easy card, just adding a ribbon and sentiment with some glitter glue around it and another card is ready to mail.

Stamps-Hot off the Press/Christmas Words (sentiment)
Paper-PTI white cardstock, SU Cherry Cobbler, Chocolate Chip, and Old Olive
Ink-Memento Rich Cocoa
Accessories-Sizzix Holly Branch die, Ribbon FX red/white stripe, Crystal glitter glue/Gary M. Burlin and Co., Inkssentials Crackle accents


wannabcre8tive said...

So pretty, I love the holly and the striped ribbon. A winning combination.

StampOwl said...

What a fun die ... Love the card

ellyscard creatief said...

Very nice card Benzi.
Gr Elly

Vicky Gould said...

Wow, those are two fantastic dies, Brenda! I love your card.
Good luck getting things put back together. Will miss you in the galleries, but see you for the CCEE challenge. Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year!

Basslady said...

hun, this is totally looks so real! stunning effect!

hugs and kisses from cold germany,
silvi xoxo

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

What a fun it all shiny, and the RED ribbon! I so wish you good luck with the renovations! I know how awful they can be (we went without a kitchen for four months, and the bathroom off it as well! keep calm....we'll miss you!

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

I love the added shine on your holly branch, Brenda. I have this die and haven't used it yet, so, thank you, for the inspiration from your lovely holiday card.

Best wishes on the finale of your remodeling and for a Merry Christmas!

Marisa said...

Beautiful holly sprig! Love the shine and that red bow is a perfect touch.

Maria said...

What a fab holly branch die! You made it really come to it!!! Very pretty ribbon, too! Take care, hugs!

Kathy Bradley said...

How beautiful. The die is really pretty and I love the crackle accents! I hope all is going well with getting your house back in order!

Lois said...

I like that Sizzix die -- it makes a great card! Good luck with the rest of your renovations, and we'll see you when you get back to normal. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. I'd wish you a Happy Valentine's Day too, but hopefully you'll be back before then. LOL!!!

Carol L said...

What a gorgeous card, and I love the die! I have it and seldom use it and I have no idea why because it makes one gorgeous card! Beautifully done!!

Bonnie said...

This holly looks so real! It looks fresh picked!

Carmen S. said...

Hallo Benzi,
Der Ilex Zweig hast mit dem Lack Überzug eine tolle 3 D Wirkung, was mir besonders gut gefällt.
Viel Spaß beim Renovieren. Du wirst mit einer schönen Wohnung belohnt werden.
Liebe Grüße Carmen

Audrey Hiltke said...

Stunning stunning stunning my friend - love how you used your new Die!! Hugz

Joanne (jojot) said...

really a bold and happy holiday card....CAs with drama

Sabrina said...

Oh my - that is just gorgeous, Brenda. The crackle finish adds amazingly to that holly sprig, and I love the sparkly border to the sentiment.
Good luck with the last leg of your remodelling. I can imagine the dust - not fun!! Get done quickly and then relax and enjoy the Christmas break.

Ellen Taylor said...

Fantastic use of the holly die Benz! Love the striped ribbon and the way this just pops off the base! hope the renos are going well!
Big Hugs!

Time to be creativ said...

Welch eine ausgefalle Karte. Das Zweiglein mit den Ilexblättern hat eine wunderbare Ausstrahlung.

Ich hoffe, du kommst mit dem renovieren gut voran.
Liebe Grüße, Anja