Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Holly, no ivy

Hi, welcome to the latest challenge over at Addicted to Stamps and More.
This week we are in our free for all challenge -

ANYTHING GOES

For my inspiration I used a few of the challenges out there, I always need some spark for this type of challenge, so much easier when you want to enter!
Here is my DT card for your inspiration.


For my card I mainly used the colour theme at Less is More but it also had a nod to HLS Christmas and MM's Holly and AAA spectacular embossing. My lovely friend Loll at HLS got me interested in Inka Gold so it was the perfect opportunity to use it on this background, made by mixing emerald green with a little dk brown Brusho, just to take the brightness down a notch. I then embossed the panel with an old Cuttlebug script folder and dragged some Inka Gold -gold over it with a bit of cut n dry foam (top tip Loll!).
I cut the MB candle die from white, dark green and gold and layered them up to get the effect I wanted before attaching it to the embossed panel. The greeting, a freebie from a mag last year, was stamped and heat embossed in gold detail.

This week we are sponsored by


who are offering the winner a $15 coupon to the store 

and
Rosey Hearts
who are giving a prize of 5 digis from the store.

So now it's over to you, check out the rest of the DT, if you haven't already and then join in!

I'm joining in the fun at -

Merry Monday - Holly                                                                 
               

"Less is More"
Colour Challenge - Green and Gold



Spectacular Embossing

Thanks for stopping by, see you again soon? :)

25 comments:

  1. Spectacular card Julie, love those rustic looking colours and the gorgeous texture, Cathy x

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  2. This is a beautiful creation, Jules. I love that script embossing folder, especially with the gold. Lovely.

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  3. This is gorgeous Jules, so elegant and I love the wonderful green xx

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  4. Beautiful Julie, the candles look very much real.

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  5. Oh my this is really stunning Julie!! Really love that textured script background with the touch of gold over it! Beautiful job!! :)

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  6. LOVE your green background with a bit of brown ... gives it a bit of a vintage feel. So pretty with the raised gold script. Great card Jules. Glad you had fun playing with Inka Gold. xx

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  7. ... and thanks for playing along at Happy Little Stampers. :) xx

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  8. WOW...I LOVE that background!! It's so pretty...I bet even more so IRL. The gold on the edges is perfect and I love the large white border. Beautiful all around card. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Happy Little Stampers! :)

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  9. WOW! That's one striking and fabulous Christmas card Julie,
    Love the dimension and such attention to detail.
    Great to see you linked up at Less is More and AAA Cards.
    Thanks so much
    Sarah

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  10. What a wonderful background, Jules! Toning down the Brusho Emerald was a wonderful idea as the gold plays off it so well! Love the candles and the holly too! Thanks for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

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  11. Great embossed background and I love the white candles - a fab traditional Christmas card. Thanks for playing along at AAA Cards.

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  12. I'm swooning over your classy, festive, gorgeous card! The white candles, paired with green and gold...oh my! Stunning!
    ~c

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  13. Beautiful card, I love the embossed script and that gorgeous die. Stef x

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  14. Woow Julie
    I love the gold on the background of your card
    love the way you made the candle stay white
    clasic card and elegant
    love this Julie
    see you maybe soon on my DT card
    hugs, Monika (teamie)

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  15. This is really STUNNING, Julie! I love the subtle tones you achieved with your Brushos and the Inka Gold script...wow! Beautiful layering on the candles and leaves, too! What a spectacular Christmas card this is!!!

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  16. What a stunning creation Julie, love that gold across your embossing!
    Thank you for joining our colour challenge
    Anne
    Less is More

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  17. This is brilliant Julie, the script background is wonderful!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  18. Julie, your card is so eye-catching!! Gorgeous embossing - the touches of gold are awesome! Thanks so much for joining us at Merry Monday this week!

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  19. What a gorgeous card, Julie! Love the pretty candles & holly leaves in the gold! Your background is fabulous! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Monday! :)

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  20. Background card is amazing. I love the combination of colors and the use of gold in the embossed script. This makes the card is so beautiful. White candles in the center of the card makes this card becomes festive character. Beautiful card. Thank you for Diel with it in Happy Little Stampers.
    Bozena DT HLSCC

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  21. Wowsers, Julie! That scrip background looks fantastic with the Inka gold, and I love the cluster of die cut holly. Gorgeous Christmas card.
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More

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  22. WOW!! I would frame this and put it on the wall - GORGEOUS!!!!

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  23. Loll taught me that inka gold technique too - I love it! You've used it beautifully for a perfect background for the lovely holly and candle die cut! Thanks for entering it in the Happy Little Stampers challenge.

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  24. Great card! The embossed background with the gold shine is a perfect backing for your candle bouquet! Hufs from your ATSM Team-mate stempelfrida

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  25. A gorgeous card Julie. Thanks for joining our holly challenge at HLS this month. Carol DT x

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Jules :0)