ID: MC Aug - Holly Leaves Neg & Pos - Silent Night cards
7"w x 5"h each

Created: August 26, 2010

I found some holly leaves on line and altered it to fit my needs, then cut it with my Cricut on white cardstock and created these two cards, one from the negative and one from the positive  portions. Am very happy with the way they turned out.

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So as I mentioned above this is the negative portion of the cut out image. It's all the little pieces that are left on the mat. I then put a piece of double sided tape over these piece (6"w Sookwang) and pressed only in the areas where there were pieces of cardstock, otherwise it would be really hard to remove the tape from the mat. After removing the tape including all the little pieces of white cardstock, which now are the resist to my next step. I sprinkled the whole piece with Ritz micro fine glitter Bronze, burnished well and brushed off the excess. I love the way the white stands out against the bronze. Trimmed my piece down and mounted it to an edge to edge piece of cardstock for strength.  It's very flimsy otherwise and distorts slightly, so needs to be trimmed down again. Added the white/gold ribbon and adhered it with tape to the front so it wouldn't move. Added the 3 star eyelets (2 copper & 1 gold).

Stamped the words "Silent Night" (Quietfire Design) with Versafine black onto some shrink plastic, trimmed it down and punched some holes, then baked. Cut a piece of white cardstock as a backing and attached both to the glitter piece with gold brads. The glitter piece was then layered onto a beautiful white pearlized metallic paper, then onto a light gold metallic then onto the main cream toned card.



So this is the positive portion of the cut out. I ran it through my Cuttlebug with the Victoria folder, I burnished down the area from the back where I wanted my stamped words to go with a bone folder (needed to be flat), then brayered the high points with Perfect Medium and embossed with Silver Fire Opal (it's a white silvery mix). I then put a piece of double sided tape behind the holly leaves and sprinkled a mix of Ritz micro fine glitter Gold & Sweet Basil, burnished well and dusted off the excess.

Trimmed it down and layered it to an Olive toned cardstock, then edge to edge to my main white card.

Stamped the words "Silent Night" (Quietfire Design) with Versafine black


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