I started building the card from the pine branch down, so the sizes of the mats are a little wonky as compared to the sketch. However I really like how this turned out
Medallion: To make the medallion I stamped the circle stamp from the Stampin Up set, Riveting 2 times. Once on brown and once on a patterned DSP. Each of these were heat embossed in gold then cut out and matted.
Snowball stick pins: As this is a snowy theme, I went ahead and added the snowball stick pins. There are an awful lot of those little snowballs in the baggie so I know you will be seeing them all through January. All I did was stick a pin through the pom-pom and add it to the card, easy stuff!
cord bow: The bow was tied with gold metallic crochet cotton. I tied two triple layered bows (small and large) and then tied them all together. They were a bit slippery, so I used a reverse tweezers to hold things in place until I had a good grip on everything.
Pine branches: I started by gold embossing the pine branch. Next I added pastels and with a tissue, smudged them around to blend. I hand embossed the frame around the border and the falling snow. I added glitter to the dry embossed dots. I also added some glittery red berries randomly between the pine needles.
Thanks for looking; and your comments are always appreciated.
Date: Saturday, December 21, 2013 GMT Views: 1869
Registered: October 25, 2010 Location: Switzerland Posts: 299
Sun, Dec 22, 2013 @ 3:30 AM
Ooooooooooooooh, Bonnie, this card is just beautiful! Your layering is beautiful, your sponging really brings out the pine needles and your whole card just glows! Thank you, thank your for your idea to make snowball stick pins! So inventive!
Thank you for sharing!
------------------------------ Best wishes from Patricia If you've never made a mistake, then you've never tried anything new in cardmaking - paraphrased from Einstein