I brushed a piece of white card stock with Old Paper Distress ink and added a wood-like texture to it by covering it with embossing paste and then running a cake decorator's comb through it. I wanted to try to get that wood feel from the Festive Friday image, and I think I achieved it.
Next, I used a very, very old Northwoods Rubber Stamp Co wreath that's beautifully detailed. I used practically every Spectrum Noir marker in my stash to be able to color the whole thing! (Ok, I might be exaggerating just a little, but it took forever!) I raised the berries in the image using Ranger's Glossy Accents.
I really loved the berries with the holly in the CASE Study image and so, in addition to the gorgeous wreath, I added a duo of branches sent to me as a gift by the lovely Joy from the Morning Glory Card Studio and added some sprinkles from Doodlebug Studio to create the "berries". In honor of Miss Joy, I embossed the word in white on a little red circle. Would you help me thank her by visiting her blog and looking at her amazing card art?
I now have one more Christmas card to add to the stack that will be going out in December! Woohoo! I really like how all the textures play together.
I would also like to enter it into the following challenges:
Try it on Tuesday's "Animals" challenge
Crafting When We Can's "No Designer Paper" challenge