There were a couple of inspirations for this card. First, and foremost, I discovered the extraordinarily talented Sue's Particraft blog where she does amazing things with intricate die cuts, especially the way she layers them. I have quite a few dies myself and decided to give it a try. Second, I recently won a blog candy that included a set of 8" x 8" cards with matching expandable envelopes to accommodate a 3-D card. I LOVE these envelopes, and even though 8" x 8" is larger than I'm used to, it turned out to be just the right size for the dies.
I know I keep saying this, but I soooo wish I were a better photographer. This photo doesn't really show the card's intricacies very well, which is what makes it beautiful. So often I make a card that I feel so-so about. I like it, but then when I think of giving it to someone, I hesitate. But I think this is one of my favorites, and I will have no qualms handing it out when Christmas rolls around. If you click on it, you'll be able to see the die cuts better.
My Mind's Eye Lost & Found papers
Recollections deep purple shimmer paper
Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page Punch
Fiskars border punch
Spellbinders In Spades Pendant Die
Spellbinders Fleur de Lis Pendant Die
Spellbinders Labels Four die
Inkadinkado Winter Silhouettes acrylic stamp (sentiment)
I'm not sure who makes the poinsettia stamp, but it's acrylic and I purchased it at Michael's last year.
Stampendous transparent embossing powder
Stampendous white opaque embossing powder
Colorbox pigment ink--Chianti
Recolllections rhinestones and pearls
Little Red Wagon--diecut(s)
My Mum's Craft Shop--layers
Ladybug Crafts Inc--anything goes
Oldie But A Goodie--Christmas in September (the sentiment stamp is 9 months old)
Paper Take Weekly--anything goes
Crafty Boots Challenge--anything goes