This week's Cat's Pajamas challenge was to use a word die-cut on a card. I had received the "Joy" die-cut as a gift with my latest purchase from them, so it became the starting point of this card. I paired it with the Winter Style stamp set, which hadn't seen ink yet. The Freshly Made sketch was a good one since it included a lot of white space, giving the opportunity to create a background with the image from the samp set.
I used the word die five times and layered the various cuts on top of each other to create a dimensional accent. The die is quite fine, so it took a steady hand to line everything up properly. The Christmas baubles were stamped with Basic Grey Classic ink and watercolored in matching ink colors, then I added a bit of Clear Wink of Stella over them, then a couple of rhinestones.
Stamps: Winter Style (The Cat's Pajamas)
Cardstock: Emerald Envy, Ruby Red, Soft Sky, Mint Macaron, Whisper White
Ink: Emerald Envy, Ruby Red, Soft Sky, Mint Macaron
Accessories: Joy CutUp Die (The Cat's Pajamas), Designer Brad, Circle Punch, Rhinestone Basic Jewels,
White Medium Envelope, Stampin' Dimensionals, Silver Metallic Thread, Embossing Folder,
Clear Wink of Stella Brush, Stitched Scallop Basic Edges Die-namics (My Favorite Things), Sequins (Simon Says Stamp)