Oh, do I have a treat for you today! We have an awesome sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches. The amazingly talented Rita Wright came up with this super fun layout and I think you are going to love it!
I went all in on products from the Holiday Catalog on this card. So many pretty things that coordinate perfectly! Winter Wonderland is a beautiful suite of products that starts with a stunning DSP pack. The gold and black in the prints ensures many elegant projects! I chose two of them as the background for this card and I just love them. I pulled the banner from my August Paper Pumpkin (but you can cut one just as easily with your Banner Framelits from Very Vanilla). Using Momento Black ink, I stamped the sentiment from the Holly Jolly Greetings stamp set. I love all the combinations that are possible with that set! I took a snowflake from Snowflake Elements and smooshed it in Versamark ink, poured on some Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat embossed it. The picture doesn’t come close to showing how pretty it is! For finishing details, I cut strip of Gold Foil and flagged the end with my Banner Punch and added some gold sequins from the Metallic Sequins. Both the snowflake and the sequins are attached using the new Fine-Tip Glue Pen. This is already one of my favorite things from this new catalog (I know….yes, I REALLY love having the right glue for each job).
A few little hints. The paper in this Winter Wonderland has a lighter feel than some. It makes the paper really usable for so many things but on a large panel, it may feel a little too light. I simply cut another panel from dark card stock to 1/4″ less than the DSP panel and attached the DSP to it. This allowed me to pop the decorative panel up on Dimensionals and have it still lay correctly on the card. Also, with the new glue, a light hand is all that is needed. I place a little dot of the glue on the paper where I want a sequin and place the sequin down on the dot. Easy!
You already know that the design team will have tons of inspiration for you so I’ll stop talking now and let you get on to the business of oohing and ahhing over their work!
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Stamp: Holly Jolly Greetings ; Ink: Momento Black, Versamark; Paper: Winter Wonderland DSP, Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Gold Foil; Accessories: Paper Pumpkin (August), Snowflake Elements, Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, Metallic Sequins, Dimensionals