Hi folks! Hope you will excuse me for my absence... I just had to squeeze in a scrapbooking retreat at the weekend. Had a fabulous time,(*waves* to all the ladies that attended) but that's another story.
This is another card that I entered into the National Cardmaker of the Year competition. This one was for the Crafters Companion category.
I stamped and embossed the tiny Holly stamp with gold embossing powder on some dark green card. I dry embossed a panel of red card, distressed the edges with black ink and matted it onto some gold mirri card. I printed out the Holly backing sheet from the Cute Companion Christmas Collection CD rom. I then hand cut lots of the holly images. I used my largest scalloped Nestability circle die to cut an aperture in the centre of the red panel. I stamped the holly on a piece of cream card and added this behind the aperture. I secured this panel to the green card using adhesive foam pads.
I glued the Holly leaves all around the aperture using dimensional glue gel. The cute little mouse was stamped and embossed. I then coloured her with Copic Markers and added snow tex to the fur. whilst wet I added some glitter to the snow tex.
Am going to have to make another one of these cards as I was little sad when I sent it off to the competition....silly aren't I!!
Ciao for now!
Edit: I have just noticed that this card made it to the Crafters Companion Competition entry Gallery. Here. I'm chuffed to bits :oD