Wednesday 29 October 2014

A pile of presents with berries, pine cones and holly leaves

Hi everybody,

A while back Wild Orchid Crafts introduced various gorgeous Christmas berry sprays and my favorite right away was the one with red Christmas Berries, pine cones and holly leaves. Today I'd like to share a card that I made with just one of these gorgeous sprays.
The image is by Lili of the Valley and is called Pile of Presents. The paper that I used are old ones by Basic Grey and I thought they matched the spray perfectly.
A close up of the image. I colored the image again to match the pretty spray and the gorgeous red open roses.
And a close up of the berries, leaves and pine cones. As I mentioned I only used one of these sprays, I even have some berries left. I thought I'd explain how I used the spray. I removed the tape with which the leaves, berries and pine cones are attached to each other, cut of a bit of the excess stamens and slipped the stamens under the image that I glued on the card base with thick 3D glue (the glue was of course still wet when I did this). With a little syringe I added a bit more glue underneath the pine cones and the berries but I'm pretty sure they would have stuck in place without that drop of glue ones the 3D glue had completely dried.

I hope you like my Christmas card and love these gorgeous sprays as much as I do. Have a great day everybody!


Materials used from Wild Orchid Crafts:
Red Christmas berry spray with pine cones & holly leaves
25mm Red mulberry paper open roses


  1. Oh boy, this is so cute and soo sooo beautiful Mariska. You are just a wizard with these papers, sooo gorgeous work as usual hun. I love it.

  2. You layer so well and I love your coloring, beautiful design

  3. Какая красота, чудесная открытка!

  4. Beautiful card the colouring and flowers are just perfect love and hugs Carole x

  5. Oooh, I adore every festive inch of this, Mariska! How gorgeous are those sprays and I love your entire card design. The red roses pair so sweetly with the berries and the image is delightful. Beautifully done!

    Hugs and blessings,

  6. Good morning Mariska,
    Your card is absolutely stunning with the berries and pine cones to add that bit extra texture and dimension to it. I LOVE the 3d decoupaged teddy and his presents that he is so carefully trying to carry. He looks hand coloured as apposed to printed off which just adds to his charm and the beauty of the card. The beautiful red roses tone in so right with the other colours that it makes a fantastic gift for someone because this is more than just a card. Thank you for showing us your inspiration Mariska,
    crafty hugs
    Norah (Glenochil, Scotland)

  7. Oh my this is beautiful ! I love these sprays and was surprised by how much you can do with them.
    Thank you for sharing xxx