Selective Coloring on the Holly & Berries Cover Plate with Ardyth

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It's Ardyth here and I'm excited to be on Catherine's blog with a card featuring my favourite die from the All the Trimmings Release – the Holly and Berries Cover Plate.
I know I'm not supposed to have favourites, but seriously! Look at this beauty! It's artsy and graphic and so much fun! You can put colour on the die cut, or underneath the die cut, you can cut it down to a different shape, you can inlay the leaves back in….the possibilities are endless!
Today's card uses the die cut in a very simple way, but because of the colours I chose, it  looks very cool and modern.
I started by cutting the die cut from Premium White cardstock. I used a Precision Cutting plate to ensure a clean cut and all the little bits popped out very easily.
To add some interest, I coloured the berries with 3 shades of red Copic markers. I started with my lightest shade then coloured the lower left half with my midtone before drawing a ‘C' on the lower left side of each berry with the darkest shade. Then I added a highlight with a white gel pen. This gives each berry definition and dimension. 
I glued the die cut panel to a 4×5.25 panel of Smoke card stock – I love the modern look that the dark grey gives against the white holly! I used liquid glue on the solid leaves and the berries only but if you have  a steady hand (or spray adhesive!) you could glue down the outlines as well!
Next, I used the white gel pen to add some dots to each open holly leaf. 
For my sentiment, I grabbed the Noel label from the Snow Globe die set and cut it out of white cardstock. I used Rockin' Red ink to colour the letters and then inlaid them back into the label portion of the die cut.  I popped it up with foam tape for some more dimension.
I adhered the smoke panel to a 4.25×5.5 white cardbase. I love how the narrow white frame brightens the card.
Thanks so much for stopping by today.

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