Well, I thought I would have to go the faux route and pulled out some DCWV rub-on stitches that I had in my stash.
The card base is a 6X6 piece of black Core'dinations cardstock (love Core'dinations cardstock even if I don't sand it, tear it or distress it...it is still fabulous). I used some new patterned paper, Boule de Neige Collection, from Harmonie and matted it on some green Core'dinations cardstock and applied the stitching rub-ons around the edges.
I stamped Willow with Lantern on Georgia Pacific paper with my Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured her in with my Copics markers. Then I added a few highlights with some white acrylic paint and added some sparkle with my Sakura stardust pen. Then I cut around the image leaving a small border. I also, stamped Winter Night from Rosewood stamps on Georgia Pacific paper with Archival Brilliance Black Graphite ink and added some Crystal Stickles. I matted the Winter Night image with some salmon pink Core'dinations cardstock and tied some coordinating Harmonie Ribbon around it.
I used my new Imaginisce "Snag'em" stamp set called "Believe". I stamped the sentiment "Believe" on a scrap of Georgia Pacific paper with black Staz-on ink. Gotta love these cute stamps I have picked up a few of the different Christmas/Winter sets and for $1.50, ya just can't go wrong! Then, I added a little more Crystal Stickles here and there and decided to put a few of my new small pink BellaBaubles in the centre of the snowflakes on the pp.
This card is starting to grow on me but I"m still not too keen on the faux stitching. Thinkin' I need to get hubby to show me how to work the sewing machine, smile!!!
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