Tuesday, 4 May 2021

Christmas 3D holly

 

Hi everyone, it's time for a new challenge at CAS Christmas and Christine has chosen the theme of foliage and berries. 


Our guest this month is Robyn and she and the design team have some wonderful cards to inspire you, so I hope to see you in the gallery.

This new die arrived last week, just in time for the challenge! It's a 3D embossing folder and die all in one.

I cut the holly from black card stock then rubbed on some antique brilliance wax in lucky emerald. I used fire ruby for the berries. I also added some gold metallic rub on paint to get more definition on the veins.

It looks better in real life, here's a closer look ot the shimmer.


The Christmas diecut was inked with versamark and embossed with Lindy's midnight gold powder.

I'm linking up to these challenges:

Mix it up challenge blog, anything goes and the option of layering.
(I've done a little bit of layering)


Dies R Us I've used a Sizzix die for the holly.

Christmas Craft Creations, no stamping. I've used dies and a happy sticker.

Supplies:
Dies: Sizzix 3D holly impresslit; Simon Says Stamp Merry Christmas; Crafts 4 U stitched rectangle; Spellbinders circle;
Other: Art Alchemy Antique Brilliance waxes in lucky emerald and fire ruby:  Jim Allred Supply metallic rub on paint; versamark ink & Lindy's midnight gold ep; sentiment sticker.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x


18 comments:

Liz said...

Beautiful CAS card, Cathy. The holly branch looks amazing. xx

Bonnie said...

Fantastic detail on this holly, Cathy! Love the shine!

Linda said...

Cathy, very pretty, shimmery sprig with the antique brilliance wax. Not heard of that before. Beautiful card.

Julia Aston said...

What a gorgeous die cut/embossed holly Cathy! Love the look of the emerald wax rubbed over it and the pretty script sentiment!

Papercraft Boutique said...

Wow, what a gorgeous 3D holly, Cathy! The detailed dimension is wonderful but your coloring made this holly so special. Adding the gold metallic really made a difference. Such a beautiful and impactful card!
Hideko xx

Christine Alexander said...

ooh love your 3d embossed holly branch and perfect it came with a die cut. Wonderful card with some gorgeous texture ♥

Mac Mable said...

Fabulous 3D holly and the wax looks so pretty. A beautiful CAS card Cathy x.

Marcia Hill said...

WOW...this is SO pretty Cathy!! I love all the depth and dimension you achieved with the die/folder, and the deep green, gold and red you used are absolutely beautiful! Lovely, lovely card!! :0)

Loll said...

LOVE the deep embossing on your holly die! What a great idea to pair an embossing folder and die ... I see more shopping in my future! :) The waxes really add some lovely metallic shine over top of the black card stock. The depth of colour is amazing and I'm sure the black base made all the difference. Beautiful card Cathy!! xx

Diane said...

Wonderful dimension and love the card design.

Hugs diane

MortiCraft said...

The holly looks fantastic with the coloured wax applied. I really like the font of the Christmas die and it too looks fabulous covered in metallic embossing powder. Thanks for playing along with Christmas Craft Creations. X

Diane said...

Beautifully created card! Thank you for joining our challenge at Dies R Us!
Diane DRU DT {Nellies Nest}

Pat said...

That is beautiful Cathy and I bet it is so sparkly in real life, and the berries look really pretty too. x

Barb Ghig said...

Beautiful embossed holly and I love how you added brilliance wax to your die-cut, Cathy! This is such a pretty Christmas card...I love all the dimension! xx

Colleen said...

Wow Cathy, this is gorgeous, so much depth in the holly. Beautiful colors too!

A.Rose said...

Gorgeously CAS! Thanks for joining us at AAA Cards.

roffeycreations said...

Chunky compared to your usual style but looks fabbo - Mxxx

Trina P. said...

So cool from the 3D EF and die in one to the Lucky Emerald Brilliance wax. Love the shimmer. Beautiful card.