Sometimes, when you don't have a sentiment in the size or shape or font you want, you can make your own sentiment with alphabet stamps. The song says, "Deck the halls with boughs of holly...." I have holly stamps but nothing that says, "Deck the Halls." So I pulled out a small Hero Arts peg-mounted rubber stamp alphabet called Playful...and I played.
The line isn't totally straight, but it doesn't need to be with this alphabet. I did, however, try to get it straight because I'm me and weird that way. After stamping the holly border in Hero Arts green ink, I drew a light pencil line where I wanted the sentiment. Then, I did my best to line up and space the letters by eye rather than futzing with a stamp positioner, which would have taken forever.
I like the effect and hope you do, too!
The berries were rendered red with a Sakura Stardust pen, which puts down opaque, shimmery red ink that adequately covers the green.
This simple, completely flat card makes me so very merry!
stamps: Hero Arts (alphabet), Papertrey Holly Jolly (border)
ink: Hero Arts
paper: Papertrey white
accessories: Sakura stardust pen, pencil, ruler, eraser