Holly and Ivy Pocket Card

Greetings!  Today I’m sharing a card made with a lovely new set from Flourishes called Dove and Holly.  The shading laid in by the artist makes it a joy to color.  My card is essentially flat and functions as a pocket card.   Actually it started out being a band around the card that got quite large and worked itself into being the pocket.  

The card is colored with Tombow markers and the edges are smudged with Antique Linen and Vintage Photo Distess Inks.  The pocket is cut with Martha Stewart Deep Edger Floral Vine Punch and the vellum overlay is hand embossed with Anna Griffin brass stencils.   The top edge of the pocket is cut with EK Success Scalloped Scallop Border Punch and embellished with pearls.    I feel like this format works really well when your stamped image is large.  By setting it up with the pocket I could still have the large focal panel yet have other decorative elements on the card as well and they all have the opportunity to be seen.

Card Recipe:
Stamps:  Flourishes – Dove and Holly
Paper:  K & Co., Bazzill, Pergamano Translucent Vellum, 140lb Strathmore Watercolor Paper
Ink:  Versafine Black Onyx, Antique Linen Distress Ink, Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Accessories:  Martha Stewart Deep Edger Floral Vine Punch, Pearls, Ribbon, Tombow Markers, Anna Griffin Brass Embossing Stencils, Clear Embossing Powder, EK Success Scalloped Scallop Border Punch

Thanks for stopping by :-)  Hoping you find joy today!


  • BarbaraNovember 6, 2009 - 11:20 am

    Exquisite!! Your closing remark is you hope we find joy today. Becca, you give “us ” joy by sharing your marvelous talent!! I am sure you lift many people’s spirits every day who do not post a comment. Your coloring also proves people can do beautiful coloring with Tombows too.ReplyCancel

  • Charlene R.November 6, 2009 - 11:26 am

    As usual, a beautiful card. Trying to think of cards to do for the xams season. I like the idea of a band around the card. Thanks for the inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • DianeNovember 6, 2009 - 11:28 am

    Such a beautiful Christmas creation.
    Your coloring is really stunning.
    Have a wonderful weekend.


  • PatNovember 6, 2009 - 12:10 pm

    You’re always on the cutting edge! Excellent.ReplyCancel

  • Jerri KayNovember 6, 2009 - 12:27 pm

    A very beautiful Christmas card Becca, the embossing is absolutely gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Grace NyweningNovember 6, 2009 - 12:41 pm

    Gorgeous Becca! Love the decor on your band! Love the edge punch… love the image, the bow… love it all!!!ReplyCancel

  • Elaine AllenNovember 6, 2009 - 12:51 pm

    Becca –

    This is just so beautiful. What a marvelous job you have done with it. Everything works beautifully together, what a feast for the eyes. Another Becca masterpiece!

    Elaine AllenReplyCancel

  • Lynda Pleckan (Joyful Stamper)November 6, 2009 - 3:27 pm

    Lovely card Becca! Your work is really inspiring, and I, too, find joy simply by reading your blog, and checking out your art! Many blessings to you and yours.ReplyCancel

  • Tracy McAlisterNovember 6, 2009 - 4:01 pm

    Totally beautiful. The colours and design are amazing.ReplyCancel

  • ClareNovember 6, 2009 - 4:46 pm

    Just love it , your creations never cease to amaze me,ReplyCancel

  • Carol H.November 6, 2009 - 5:20 pm

    Beautiful card, Becca!!! I love this stamp set and I love what you’ve done with it!ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn ClarkNovember 6, 2009 - 5:38 pm

    You are just a friend that I haven’t met! Your talent is off the chart. I get inspiration from you, but when it comes to the ribbon…..you fill in the blank.

    My talent with ribbon is over or under, not good with bows.

    I hope you realize how much your ribbon talent amazes crafters like me.

    God bless and have a great day!ReplyCancel

  • VickiNovember 6, 2009 - 8:58 pm

    Love your card. Can you tell me a little bit about how you did the bow. I love ribbon and ribbon can really make a card.ReplyCancel

  • Denise (peanutbee)November 6, 2009 - 9:36 pm

    Breath taking, Becca!! Your coloring is WONDERFUL!ReplyCancel

  • DealbaidaNovember 7, 2009 - 12:23 am

    Another perfect creation! Your creativity and power to inspire grows daily Becca. Thank you for the pleasure you bring to so many.

    Have a good week-end everybody!


  • Lisa D. Atha (inspired by purple)November 7, 2009 - 12:51 am


    What a great idea! Very pretty!


    Lisa AthaReplyCancel

  • lois skiathitisNovember 7, 2009 - 4:17 am

    It’s a real beauty Becca. I love your coloring, Tombow markers are some of my favorites gives a softer look than the copic markers do. I love tags and pockets on cards it always adds interest. TFS!!!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa SturgillNovember 7, 2009 - 6:28 am

    Ms. Becca,

    Your talent continually amazes me. Someone said exquisite, how true, as every card you make is absolutely stunning! Thank you so much for sharing!

    Lisa SturgillReplyCancel

  • Heather MNovember 7, 2009 - 10:33 am

    I am always in awe when I visit with you! Your creations are oh so inspiring and your calm nature exhudes from every camera angle. I am convinced that serendipity is your middle name.
    Thank you for gently nudging me along. I tend to follow the path of neutral but I’m loving all the richness in your colour choices!ReplyCancel

  • josie walrathNovember 7, 2009 - 12:21 pm

    Just found your site.your works are awesome! Such talent you have and your faith is so strong.TFS

    Josie WalrathReplyCancel

  • Laura ~ Layers of ColorNovember 7, 2009 - 1:53 pm

    Stunning card! I adore the details and colors, gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Judy DunavenNovember 7, 2009 - 4:30 pm

    What beauty I find in this wonderful card you have created. It brings joy to my heart to see you touch so many peoples hearts with your God given talent. So I thank you for the joy I find in you.
    Yours in Christ,

  • MrsHNovember 7, 2009 - 4:42 pm

    Good evening, Becca- now this card I adore. It’s so elegant and so beautifully coloured and matched and the big bow is the perfect finishing touch for me.ReplyCancel

  • Marion (Australia)November 7, 2009 - 5:59 pm

    Beautiful Becca!
    I love the pocket idea. I also love how you have coloured with the Tombows. I am just starting out with stamps and colouring and have Tombows so it is nice to see how well a picture can look. Hopefully I can achieve something that looks half as good.
    Hugs MarionReplyCancel

  • ToshNovember 7, 2009 - 10:31 pm

    So beautiful Becca!! WOW!!ReplyCancel