I was lucky enough to have a trip into America recently, and was able to purchase 12 x 12 DP at Joann's Craft store for 15 cents a sheet. What a bargain...especially when you look for small patterns and cut them into 6x6 sheets.
My blue background DP is from that sale. It is a Me and My Big Ideas paper, CCX340, a fairly heavy weight card with teensy white dots on it. It looks like a snowy sky to me!
With that snowy sky in mind, I pulled out a NBUS Sizzix Snowflake Frame die. I die cut a snippet of white laser photocopy paper that was trimmed off the last photocopying I did, and then painted it with Wink of Stella. Once dry, I added some diamonds in varying sizes.
Since my hands are still a bit stiff, I used a poinsettia image that I had decoupaged earlier. The image is from a 10 pack of Hallmark Christmas Thank You cards that I picked up at the thrift shop for 69 cents! I double matted the image with some snippets of red and green card, using my Lawn Fawn stitched dies. I made a bit of a boo-boo on this card, but decided that I like the outcome. I went over the poinsettia image with a Wink of Stella pen. I thought it was clear...but it was a white pen. I think the flower looks a bit like the dual coloured poinsettias!
This first card does not have a sentiment on the front as I centered the die. I liked the front as is and kept my sentiment on the inside. Once again, I used those 6x6 flimsy cards and so added another sheet of the heavyweight blue paper to help stiffen this card. Sentiment is once again Stampendous Christmas Greetings. I really like this stamp as it is impossible to stamp it crooked when I mat with a circle. Somehow it seems to me that it suits this Spellbinders circular die cut shape.
In keeping with my goal of making multiples this year, I made up two cards with this design. This second card shows the image and snowflake wreath a bit off centered so that I could squeeze a sentiment in the bottom right corner.
The envelope was stamped with snowflakes from Teresa Collins Christmas Cottage stamp set... not too pleased with the result. I think this stamp needs a versafine type ink to keep the snowflake image crisp.
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Christmas Card Club - wreaths
Pixies Crafty Workshop - must use snippets