This is my place to share my creative bits and pieces. My art has no rules, no limits and absolutely no order. My projects change with my moods but for the last few years, my main focus has been paper art. Cards, collage, mixed media and as many techniques as I can get to. My inspiration comes from everywhere.

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Thursday, November 1, 2012


After some chit chat with some design team friends, I was inspired to play with this masking technique. One is random stamping over the edge of a scallop circle punch out-Noel. The other is stamped more evenly using a marked circle punch out, and then randomly stamped red flakes-joy.
Robyn mentioned Burnished Velvet, a glitter technique and so that had to go the sample as well.
This is the scallop punch out after the stamping and sponging was done. The 'berries' are fired brick ink mixed with a little sparkle paint and dotted on with a stylus.
This shows the set up for the 'joy' sample. The lines on the circle are the guide to line up the center of the stamp, which is marked on the acrylic block. The green masking tape shows me how far to ink up the stamp so I just get the flourish inked and not the star. This would work well with an oval shape too. Any shape you like.
The stamps and inks are from Quietfire Design.
Just an idea for making a single layer card which goes through the mail easily.
Thanks for looking and I hope you give it a try.


  1. Interesting techniques Holly.
    I never thought of using a guide like that for the circle effect.
    amazing what you can do when you put on your creative thinking cap!

  2. I use that same type of guide for my punched circles using a corner punch. Great to use it with a rubber stamp. Both cards are lovely
    Have a great day

  3. I love that this looks like a wreath! Great work Holly and beautiful cards!

  4. Brilliant technique! Both cards are gorgeous! TFS!