I think took some vintage newsprint paper and glued it to a piece of cardstock and die cut some holly accents for my card (using Sizzix Sizzlits Die - Holly w/Berries #5). This die cut comes out in one piece. I cut the holly leaves off the berries so that I cut reposition them later. I colored them berries and leaves with Distress Markers and a water brush. I then added some outlines with some alcohol ink markers. Next I inked the surface of berries and holly leaves with Distress Embossing Ink and dipped the pieces in some Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel (UTEE). I melted the UTEE with heat tool. When the pieces cooled, I glued them on the paper strip with Glossy Accents (which you will see got a little out of hand if you look close enough :) ).
And that is my very first blog Christmas card. I am proud of myself. I think I'll make another one ;) -- Mary Elizabeth