Holly & Plaid for Christmas

Julie Warner - https://thewritestuff.justwritedesigns.com

A big CONGRATS to Allison, the Featured Stamper (FS303) on Splitcoast this week! What a super gallery she has! After much browsing, I kept coming back to her Celebrate the Season card. I kept the Christmas theme, the plaid and layout but I used different images, made my own plaid background (instead of using designer paper) and used a different die cut for my frame.

The images are all from DRS Designs. I stamped the main image twice on white card stock, colored them w/ Copics and cut out the just the holly leaves on one to attach on top of the matching area on the base image. After die cutting my frame, I used a Copic marker to add some color inbetween the two dies on the raised area.

I used the plaid maker stamps and inks and a red Tombow marker to make my plaid background.  The cut out image was attached on top of my frame w/ a die cut fancy lattice behind it and a dark red piece of card stock behind it. A few punched snowflakes were added in opposite corners and my 5.50 x 4.25 card was finished.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Stamps: DRS Designs – Merry Christmas w/ Holly, Open Plaid
Paper: white, dk red
Ink: Memento inks in tuxedo black, new sprout, bamboo leaves, cottage ivy, desert sand
Accessories: Copic & Tombow markers, Spellbinders labels 18 & fancy lattice dies, snowflake punches, stickles

4 Responses to Holly & Plaid for Christmas

  1. Hello … I’m such a fan of your work! After seeing some of your earlier use of this DRS open plaid stamp, I purchased it. I don’t know when I’ve had more fun working with an image! I wonder if you could go into more detail about how you inked your plaid stamp for this card … you mentioned using inks as well as a red marker. Could you please explain your steps? Thank you in advance for any insights you can give me for using this stamp.

  2. Awwww…. thanks for such a wonderful honour at Splitcoast. Your CASE of my card is truly beautiful! Thank you again Julie!

  3. That home-made background is amazing Julie! The frame is awesome too. Great card!

  4. Julie, this is gorgeous! Your plaid is just awesome and I love how you framed the focal image.