Tuesday, March 29, 2011

The Holly and the Ivy

My brain has been working on this week's Jingle Belles theme since Friday morning, but I just wasn't sure what to do. I finally decided to CASE myself from last month's shape card. In keeping with the "holly and the ivy" theme, I stamped, colored the leaves, added gems for the holly berries, and popped up holly leaves using SU old olive marker (also used on "dec. 25" with SU chocolate chip marker).

The sentiment is a rub-on, the mutli-colored ribbon and chocolate chip card stock are both SU. The green ribbon is from my stash.

This is my 10th Christmas card for 2011! Thank you, Jingle Belles :)

13 comments:

Lisa said...

such a lovely card. i'm loving all the inspiration I am getting for making such gorgeous cards - this one is really great

Lisa said...

Gorgeous!! That multi colored wide ribbon is some of my fav, I have a stash of it. Everything just came together perfectly on your card!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

That is clean and simply, elegant and sweet!

leslie (crookedstamper) said...

Niiice. hey, thanks for reminding me I have that ribbon! Must. use. it.

And yours was way less work than mine. I should take a hint. ;/

Linda B said...

Lovely... "Simply Elegant" is right... that's exactly what your card is! Love all the ribbons!
Have a Happy Day!

Judy said...

Beautiful card June. I should start making my Christmas cards also...

alienanessa said...

Holy moses, it's absolutely beautiful! That script MC, all the white space, the subtle ribbon, and the Dec25 in the upper corner, man, it just came together to look so elegant!!!

Rae Finke said...

I have an award for you on my blog! Your cards are so cute!

www.wahoocrafts.blogspot.com

SmilynStef said...

What an awesome rub-on sentiment ... love that classy font ... and such an elegant design ... thanks for joining us on our jingle belles journey.

lauren bergold said...

if i was going to use two words to sum up this card they would be "SIMPLY ELEGANT" ...or possibly... "JUNE HOUCK", which is a synonym for the above, really, innit??!?! ♥LOVE♥ this... seriously missus... unbelievably dramatic and FAB!

Rosemary said...

What an exquisite card, June! You make clean and simple sound easy, it's the toughest thing for me to do!

I just love how elegant this came out.

BTW, thank you for the kind words on my blog. You are very sweet!

lisa said...

Simple and elegant. Gorgeous. WOW! I love it!

Debgem said...

Clean, simple and elegant - this is a fabulous Christmas card! Love that sentiment.