The image above was stamped on white cardstock.. The effects for the holly leaf were done with Twinks Solar Gold that matches the ink used to stamp the image. Then the image was painted. Red rhinestones were added to the leaf and the lower hem portion of the gown. The edges were rounded with a punch. The edges were sponged with dye ink for effect. It was mounted on green cardstock. An Ex-acto knife was used to cut around the leaf. It was lifted for effect with a piece of a pop dot. The slots were punched for the ribbon.
The background was embossed and painted with twinks on the raised portion. The corners were rounded. The edges were sponged with dye ink. Rhinestones and glitter glue were added intermittently on the Holly Berries. Then it was mounted on the Green cardstock. The leftover corners from the punched areas were mounted to the corners.
The ribbon was mounted though slots on the main image and then attached on the back of the Green background. The knots were then tied. A Snowflake charm was attached with a glue dot and a Red rhinestone was added in the middle. I know the rhinestone on the snowflake is crooked here and it has been corrected. Ha!
The inside left of the card (folded white cardstock) was put thorough the Cuttlebug with the background image. Then it was taken out and the whole card was laid under the closed folder and it was put though again to flatten the embossed image. It is just there faintly enough to see all of the image. You could still write on it if you chose. I did the envelope lower left corner the same way. A really wonderful look.
Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Super Smooth 80lb cover cardstock 4.25X5.5" and 5.5"X8.5" folded
Unknown Green cardstock
American Art Stamps: Adriana Cirstea - Angel With Palm (Unmounted with Cling)
Brilliance Galaxy Gold
Twinkling H2O's - Iridescent Gold, Mallard Green, Garnet, Warm Pecan
Stampin' Up Classic Forest Foliage and Garden Green
Curious Ice Gold Cover Cardstock
Twinkling H2O's - Mallard Green, Garnet, Warm Pecan
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder Holly
Stampin' Up Classic Forest Foliage/retired and Garden Green
Unknown Green cardstock
Stickles Diamond (Wings) and Garnet (Holly Berries) glitter glue
Mark Richards Crystal Stickers Elements Red Rhinestones, Mini, Small, Medium
Fancifuls Inc. Brass Snowflake
Stampin' Up Red Organdy Ribbon (eons old) almost vintage
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