Over at Stampin' Dymonz Scrap Shack's Christmas Card Club, the project for the week was chosen to be "Frame It". So many challenges in Blogland have been "Use a Frame" the last couple of weeks, I decided it was a good idea to combine my DT project there with a couple of challenges here.
I followed the sketch over at Priscilla Styles' Midnight Madness sketch challenge, #119 for this card in Creams and Gold.
The cherub image (an old Crafters' Companion set) was stamped and embossed with gold onto the centre part of a sizzix diecut from cream card then ink distressed with antique linen DI. The outer part was first heat embossed on just the edges with the same gold then the whole frame heat embossed with clear/gold glitter powder before joining back up.
The 3 sprigs of holly from the same set were also heat embossed then cut out. Some coffee/gold twine added to the holly that were staggered in the corner.
The background is dry embossed (using a plate that came with my bigshot) after more ink distressing with antique linen.
Some gold organza/satin ribbon and some cream coloured lace before attaching the image panel.
The prima flowers have added stamens made from cream paper that was "fringed" before winding then more gold embossing on the tips and attached using pinflair glue.
The top panel then attached to the cream hammered c.s. to which I had added a further gold embossed line round the edges.
The sentiment will be added when I know to whom this will be given. I think this makes it more personal.
I am entering this card into the challenge
Midnight Madness Challenge # 119 - Their Sketch
Crafter's Companion - Christmas Wishes
Sir Stampalot September Challenge - It's A Frame Up
Rainbow Lady's Challenge - Emboss It