As I was choosing my DSP to use for these, I came across a set of paper from last years holiday mini. It is called Christmas Cocoa. I used quite a bit last year but forgot I still had some left. So instead of wasting it I decided to make some rosettes and add them to a Christmas card.
For the base card, I used the color Crumb Cake. I took a stamp from the retired set called Sparkly & Bright and stamped on the Crumb Cake with VersaMark ink. I then added my clear embossing powder and heat embossed it for by background. I took a strip from one of the DSP's in the set which has flocking on it (the white design on the red; you know flocking makes it fuzzy!) and cut it at 1 1/2" by 5 1/2" so it would go from top to bottom on the card. Before I adhered it, I also cut a piece of Whisper White at 1 1/2" x 5 1/2" and then used my eyelet lace border punch to punch along one side. Then I adhered this to the DSP and then attached all of it to the card. I had already made my little rosettes and added pearls to the center so I thought why not add pearls to the eyelet lace too. Pretty neat huh!!
I took a close up of one of the rosettes so you could see the fold of it. Not sure how well you can see it but I hope you get the idea of what they look like. You can also really see the embossed snowflakes. I love the shiny look. Heat embossing an image for the background of a card is one of the simplest ways to create a unique look for you special card.
Now I am off to my crafting table to punch and punch and punch as I am preparing for my class tomorrow night. I am so excited to see everyone and share some of the cute punch art animals I love to make with them. Be sure to visit my online store next week. I hope to have lots of new items uploaded to it. I have been lazy lately and am a little behind. Now I must work extra hard. Stop by tomorrow for a sneak peak at some of the items I will be adding to my store. I cannot wait to show you!! Until then, thanks for stopping by today!!