To start, I die cut one of the frames from white card stock. I then used washi tape to mask off the edges of the frame that are debossed into the cardstock from the die. I took some pale blue ink from Hero Arts and blended it around the edges of the frame, leaving the center fairly pale. I then stamped some of the snowflake swirls in Delicata Silver ink.
This coverplate die from Papertrey Ink is seriously one of my most favorite holiday dies ever. It looks beautiful so many ways, but one of my favorite ways to treat these beautiful cover plate die cuts is to watercolor them to bring out all of the incredible details.
For the panel behind the cover plate, I used my Twinkling H2O’s to add some very subtle gold shimmer to another piece of watercolor paper. It’s very slight, but in real life it adds some beautiful shimmery shine. I die cut the “peace” from Wet Paint Holiday using DCWV Glitz paper, heat embossed the “be with you” in Princess Gold, and glued the cover plate down. The last little embellishment was to add some sequins from Lucy Abrams in shades of champagne and pink.
Well, it’s not my two front teeth.
Don’t shoot me, buuuuut…..
I can’t stand the song “All I Want For Christmas Is You” by Mariah Carey. I really, truly CANNOT STAND that song. I’m not entirely sure why…. maybe it has something to do with how needy she sounds? Maybe it’s just because I really don’t like Mariah Carey. (Though I have always had a begrudging respect for her ridiculous high range. I digress.) Anyway, yuck.
However, I love this sentiment from The Ton’s Holiday Lyrics. The balance, the fonts… I just really like it. It’s the kind of innocent-but-still-could-be-suggestive sentiment that I would want to put on a gift for my husband. And what better match than to pair it with a pair of those stunningly fabulous couture heels (that I would never be able to afford, much less wear) from Shoe Wardrobe. I have no experience with such high-fashion shoes, but my extensive knowledge of Sex and the City’s wardrobe tells me that these are Louboutins. Someone correct me if I’m wrong…
I am pretty much in love with this card, and I’m planning on recreating it with several other color combinations. I just love that emboss resist in the background. I hope you enjoyed it, as well! Have a great day!