I really wanted to use striped paper for the background but of course did not have any on hand. I cut 1/8" strips of white card stock and glued them onto the red base to create my own striped paper. Time consuming yes, but I love the end result!
Thus, one lone stripe down the middle of the sketch became a gaggle/a herd/a bunch/a flock.....
The layers are popped up with dimensionals, although it is hard to see in the photo. The pine sprigs are punched three times and layered to give them some stability (Martha Stewart punch).
The berries are SU red sparkle paper (two layers). Did you know that, in Canada, Holly berries grow on spruce trees? Not really, but I don't have a Holly leaf die or punch and my attempt at creating my own leaf was quite pathetic. Artistic licence trumps rules in the crafting world.
The sentiment is a rub on that I bought at Joanne's about 100 years ago!
There were so many amazing entries last week! It is great to see the number of entries increasing. Just click to link your creation!
I am also linking this card to:
Simon Says Stamps - Anything Goes
Dynamic Duos #31 (Light Green & Red)
Jingle Bells - December to Remember