Please forgive the dodgy bits on this card - I wasn't feeling too great when I made it and it's not as perfect as I would like it to be. Hubby had kindly passed on his Man Flu, although according to him I only had Lady Sniffles which isn't nearly as serious! Anyway it used up the last of my paste, so I was unable to do it again when I felt better. I do like the design so I sent it in anyway.
The stencilled background is done with Iced Spruce Distress Ink. I spread Forest Green Sparkle Medium by Imagination Crafts through the stencil for the holly leaves and the berries are Berry Red Cosmic Shimmer PVA. For the top of the bauble, I pressed a Versamark pad through the stencil and then heat embossed it with Detail Silver powder.
A narrow ribbon bow finishes it off.
I'm afraid that's it for this month's new samples but this is one of my old cards using the Christmas Jumper set that was also shown on the shows. The post about it can be found here. It is a fab set. Did you go to this year's Claritystamp Open Day in Colburn? Paul Church did some fab demos with it and Angelina Fibres -making the cutest little stripey jumpers. I really must have a go. I also love the idea of personalising them. It's so versatile.
I hope everyone going to the NEC has a great time. I will get there again one day.
Stamps and Stencils Used