Holly Background

Good Evening!

I have another background design for your Christmas crafting, this time it’s a Holly background. There are 2 layers, the front outline which can be used on its own or with the backing layer. The backing layer fills in the Holly leaves with green card or vellum, however it also fills in the berry areas so it’s the perfect excuse to break out some red embellishments :)

I cut my Holly backgrounds at 5.75 inches to layer perfectly onto my 6 inch card, I used textured card for my front layer and vellum for the back layer. I added some spots of wet glue then stuck the 2 layers together, as I used vellum I placed 3d foam pads behind the berry areas to hide them and adhered my panel to my card. I coloured some 6mm pearls with a red Copic marker and added them to my background avoiding the area that my sentiment was covering, well, why waste pearls? ;) I used this font for my pun sentiment and cut a banner shape for it to sit on, I wrapped a piece of twine around the banner before adding it to my card with more 3d foam pads. This was an easy card to put together but I think it looks really fun and festive!

Happy Hollydays

Here’s your Free Cut File – Formats include ai, dxf, gsd, mtc, pdf, studio & svg:
(click on the link below the image to download)

Holly Background by Bird

Holly Background Digital Cutting File by Bird

33 thoughts on “Holly Background

  1. Becky Jo

    Thanks for sharing this file! It’s beautiful. Clever idea using to files to make it look embossed! I did buy an embossing tool for my Silhouette, but have never used it. What did we ever do before Copic Markers? I always buy white embellishments now and color my own, too! Hugs!!!!

  2. Janet

    Thank you very much for this lovely card design. Thanks also for your detailed instructions on how to put it together.

  3. Lea turner

    THANKYOU SO MUCH BIRD, HAVE SOME GREEN CARD THAT’S BEEN IN MY CRAFT ROOM FOR AGES, NOT KNOWN WHAT TO DO WITH IT – YOU HAVE JUSE GIVEN ME INSPIRATION TO USE IT.

  4. Trish

    Thanks for this beautiful file,Bird. I like how you added dimension with layering! and the red pearls are the perfect thing to make it pop!

  5. carol w

    Just gorgeous, and wonderfully textured with the 2 layers of holly plus the 3-D red accents! Thank you so much for all you share.

  6. Sheila

    This is such a lovely card, thank you so much for being so generous in sharing your fabulous talent with us all. Hope you and your family have a lovely Christmas and all the best for 2014 xx

  7. Tammy

    I just wanted to say a BIG thank you for the cutting files. I am a new cameo owner and cant wait to have a play. Thanks again. Hugs Tammy x

  8. Pat Hall

    Another great card, another great share, you’re like the Ever Ready Bunny you just keep giving! And THANK YOU so much for that!

  9. Bev

    I love the pearls, but since I want quick, I’ll be using rhinestones. Thank you so much for this file. I’ve left you a little Christmas cheer. Wishing you a Blessed Christmas.

  10. Debra

    love it…. I was just thinking yesterday what should I do for Christmas cards this year. Thank you Very Much

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