The winter cold becomes a bit more bearable when you can sit in your craft room, all cozy in your jammies, and play with the Ornate Snowflakes set by Sheena Douglass. I decided to go outside the traditional color spectrum for snowflakes and do an elegant card in black and gold.
I started by embossing the snowflake on to black card stock. I used a mixture of gold and silver metals. That was a happy accident when I made this card -- I accidentally mixed gold and silver and poured it back in the bottle -- polluting the entire jar of powder. I was going to throw it away, but at heart I am frugal, so I tried it -- it looks really cool mixed! This main image was then die cut in a circle and matted on to a larger brushed gold circle.
The background is simply black card stock embossed in a medallion design. I tied a big bow in sheer gold organza ribbon about an inch from the bottom. Then I adhered the focal image with dimensionals. This was layered on to an A2 card base of brushed gold.
This was so quick to make that I made a small matching tag.
This card is intended for my manager's birthday -- hope she likes it!