greeting cards

Merriest berries

CR00451 square

Rather than go for the traditional Christmas red, I chose to create a shiny blue-purple ribbon for these sprigs of holly and mistletoe.

This was another piece of colouring from my projects box that was crying out to be put on a Christmas card, but the trick was coming up with a suitable setting for quite a large, busy image.

The first thing I decided to do was to fussy cut it out; there was a lot of white space and it just wasn’t inspiring me.

A quick rummage through my card stash and I found a sheet of pearlescent purple which matched the coloured ribbon nicely. Taking more inspiration from the image, I grabbed a selection of ribbons.

I wrapped the ribbons around the purple card and mounted that flat on a card base. Then I cut out some fun foam to give the Christmas posy a bit of dimension.

Then I glued the colouring to the card base upside down.

I am usually soooooo careful, double-checking which way up the card base is, but for some reason I just thought it was the right way up and it was only as I laid it down that I realised I was wrong. And because I was sticking fun foam, I was using a strong, quick-grab glue. But, very luckily, I managed to peel it back off without damaging anything!

Once I’d used my trusty adhesive eraser to remove the glue that was left on the card base, I stuck it down again the right way up.

I keep wondering whether to add a few sequins to it, but I think I’m going to leave it as it is.

CR00451 detail


  • digital stamps:
    Power Poppy – merriest berries
  • pens:
    Gelly Roll – white
    Uni-ball Signo UM-153 – silver
  • Copic markers:
    ribbon – FV2, BV17, BV08, BV29
    holly leaves – G21, G24, G46, G28
    holly berries – R22, R27, R56
    mistletoe leaves – YG0000, YG00, YG03, YG17
    mistletoe berries – YG0000, YG00
  • embellishments:
  • paper and card:
    Neenah solar white 216gsm
    Centura Pearl – festive selection
    Hunkydory Adorable Scorable – cotton white
  • miscellaneous:
    fun foam

CR00451 display

The colouring was done on 11th September 2017 as part of The Daily Marker 30 Day Colouring Challenge

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