I treated myself to an embossing folder (Hobby Solution - "Holly") that I found at my local craft store recently which put me in the mood to make Christmas cards. I embossed the vanilla panel and liked how it looked all by itself, but I decided to add more - it's just how I roll I suppose. I love CAS designs, but have this impulse to add more and more until the CAS disappears LOL Anyway, I pulled out a very old Zig marker in a pretty green shade and colored in all those holly leaves that were embossed. I did the swirlies with a gold pen and added red Xmas stickles for the berries. I colored the inside of the leaves with a darker green Copic marker. The Merry Christmas sentiment is by Kaisercraft and I cut it twice, layering one on top of the other and after stamping it all over with Versamark ink, I heat-embossed it with gold ep and called this card done. I like the overall look - but I wish the gold pen was a better match to the gold used on the sentiment. The photo makes it look more "off" than it is IRL, but at least I added another card to my Christmas stash.
I'm going to share this with Craftyhazelnut's CHNC #389 Christmas challenge - anything goes as long as it's Christmas with an option of winter fun.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend whatever you do!