There's a card I gave my mother-in-law for the new year.
I wanted to make something bright, joyful and colorful. That's what it turned out to be:
The base of the card is a regular red paper for pastels. And I drew golden snowflakes on it. First I wanted to use templates and embossing inkpad with powder, but it appeared to be blurred and untidy (upper right corner). Then I took a simple gel-pen (I don't have that special one for wet embossing), drew the snowflakes by hand, applied golden powder and heated above the stove.
Actually I liked what I got:
Also I used golden cardstock with "jute" embossing, cut with figure scissors and a corner punch. The Xmas tree was inspired by a tutorial by aphina-art - but I made it easier. I didn't do the paper myself, I took a regular green piece of paper, made it wet and wrinkled it. Then brushed the edges and wrinkles with golden pad. The tree is decorated with Rayher half-beads and micro-beads for manicure ;)
The title is embroidered with a red thread upon a "jute" golden cardstock. And attached to a transparent red ribbon. With golden punched snowflakes.
I have to say I like the result.
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