Joyful Holly was one of those stamp sets I had to have. It is a 2-step stamping set, but I like to use my Stampin’ Blends whenever I can. So, coloring the stamped images was how I wanted to use this set.
As well, I really wanted these stamped images on a textured background. But that is hard to do when you want to use a coloring tool. So, I thought I would try it out on one of the In Good Taste DSP designs and it turned out I loved how it worked.
The pattern in this DSP paper looked like a cozy winter knit you would find in a sweater or a blanket and the off-white color was perfect. I stayed with a traditional color scheme for Christmas, And then sparkled things up a bit with some red rhinestones and metallic edged ribbon.
This is a very simple stamped design, but using the textured “looking” background with coloring gave it a whole new look. And the added sparkle gave it added elegance. I didn’t stop there, though! I also embossed the background layer in Shaded Spruce using the Tasteful Textile 3D embossing folder. Its a bright holiday card with lots of texture for interest.
What I Used To Make This Card
Brian King says
Wowza! A smorgasbord of beautiful textures! I love that you mixed real texture and photographic texture. ♥
Thank you! The textured look paper really elevated the look of the stamped image, for sure.