Tuesday, December 18, 2018

CASology: Holly

Hello! I'm here today with a new cue from CASology! It's another two week challenge, so you'll have plenty of time to participate. And it's another holiday theme, so it'll be easy to fit into your holiday crafting!

I decided to go a little outside the box for this one...

I created a fun holiday cocktail card by using my holly as a garnish! I used a sentiment from the Sassy Pants Holiday sentiment set from MFT and the little holly image is from Santa's Elves. The glass itself is from a discontinued set called Holiday Cocktails. But any cocktail glass image in your stash would work for this one!

I used my MISTI to figure out where I wanted to place all of my images and then carefully removed the cocktail glass leaving only the sentiment and the holly. I stamped the two together on a panel and then used masking paper to mask off my holly image. I went back in with my MISTI and then stamped my cocktail glass so it would appear that the holly was on the rim. I removed my mask and I was ready to color!

I decided that I wanted a strawberry margarita in my glass, so I started to color by dotting in some R20 to fill my glass. To add dimension, I went back in with R24 and R22 to add more dots of color to look as though it was slushy. I colored in my holly and then used my cool grays to add some dimension to the glass itself. When I was satisfied with the look, I used my warm grays to add a bit of grounding below the image and then used my cool grays to add a halo around the glass. This made it easier for my sugar around the rim of the glass to stand out against the white paper when I went back in with my gel pen to add the detail.

I finished everything by adhering my colored panel to an A2 size card base.

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to add your creations to the CASology post!

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  1. This is so fabulous, Rachel! The details in your margarita really make it come to life!

  2. So fun! Love everything about it.

  3. This is very clean, very Christmassy and very nice

  4. I love how you added holly to your strawberry margarita and your puny sentiment is fabulous! Really sweet card, Rachel!

  5. Awesome card, Rachel! Love the slushie affect in your coloring!