Hero Arts' Makeover Challenge is still going on through this Sunday (9/20/2015). I created this card for my final entry. My inspiration came from this card, that I had made last year for Operation Write Home:
I began by stamping Hero Arts' "Dotted Snowflake" with Versamark ink on a piece of dark red cardstock. I heat embossed it with Ranger Gold Embossing Tinsel, and fussy cut it out.
|Detail of gold embossing|
I wanted to keep the background simple, but not boring. So I cut a piece of kraft cardstock to 4.25x5.5", and spritzed it a few times with Dylusions White Linen mist.
For the greeting, I stamped one from Hero Arts' "Merry Christmas Message" set on a piece of vellum, using Versafine Onyx Black ink, and clear heat embossed it. I then trimmed that into a strip.
To assemble the card, I first decided where to place my gold cardstock strips, then glued them down. I glued the snowflake over those. I folded the ends of my greeting strip around the back of the panel, and adhered them in place. I also added a few tiny drops of glue behind the greeting, and tucked the vellum behind the snowflake a bit, just to help anchor the strip. Finally, I mounted the completed card front to a white A2 card base, and rounded the top corners with my 1/2" Corner Chomper.
I'm also entering this card in Live Love Cards' September Challenge: "Sparkle & Shine."