Thanx for all the lovely comments yesterday I didn't have a rest as I booked to run a couple of workshops at Keep On Crafting in Bury St Edmonds! I had a fab day with a wonderful bunch of ladies which is a good as a rest!?! lol
Today is the design team spot for Creative Expressions and although we have started a new month and the theme has changed I really haven't had time to create anything with the new goodies (sorry)( however I didn't think you would mind i I went with last months die cutting team stash as I had so much fun with it! Once again I have used the snowflake background which is my go to die for all Christmas cards this year I think. Today I have teamed it with Vintage gold and coconut white as well as a little velum for the flowers.
I cut the background in coconut white and left a large border around it, one of the benefits of this die is that there is no outside cutting line so you can make the border any size you want, great for making boxes! I cut the background with the largest central oval in place to make an aperture. Next I cut the next size of oval in vintage gold card and foam mounted the background over this. This gives the beautiful old gold card just poking through the filigree and snowflakes.
The next layer I cut just using the central, filigree, section from the die in white and foam mounted the whole piece over this. Next I made a frame in gold and one in white slightly (2cm) larger and foam mounted these above.
Finally I added some Olympic gold PVA pearl dots to highlight the detail on the background and finished.
Creative Expressions craft dies by Sue Wilson
Stamp to die for - shaded poinsettia
Vintage gold and coconut white foundation card
cosmic shimmer bright gold detail embossing powder
Gold mixed dazzler pack
Olympic gold PVA pearl
It would be great if you pop over and see what the rest of the team have created and, if you have time, leave a comment!