You may not know it at first glance, but the paper is from Graphic 45's Nutcracker Sweet line. I occasionally like using the back sides of the papers for their small background patterns.
Here are a few close-ups of the details...
Silver card stock cut from Tim Holtz's new Stacked Words - Christmas strip die.
More silver trimmings. This one is from Tim Holtz's Festive Greenery strip die.
Tinsel twine is small and light. Perfect for cards.
Snowflake cluster on a doily with more tinsel trimming.
The snowflake cluster was easy to make. First, I stamped this sheet music images across a strip of white card stock. The stamp comes from one of Graphic 45's Nutcracker Sweet III stamp sets.
I ran the strip through my Vagabond machine using Tim Holtz' s Mini Snowflake Rosette die. This is the smallest of the two on the die. The little snowflake at the top right is from the same die and the larger pink snowflake is from Tim's Mini Snowflake Set mover and shaper die. I inked all of the pieces with Antique Linen and then the outer edges with Vintage Photo.
Whoever invented the rosette die was a genius. I love them! And Tim's snowflake rosettes are fantastic. After creating the rosette, I layered the three pieces using a thick tacky glue.
I also whipped up a quick tag while I was playing with the Nutcracker Sweet papers.
The tag itself is about 4 inches high, cut from Tim Holtz's Tag and Tie die. The top is secured with tinsel twine and colored Crinkle Ribbon with a pink gem dangling from the center.
Using the same music notes stamp as before, this tag came together pretty quickly. Inking edges in the same manner, it gets a distressed antique look.
This ballerina image is cut from one of the papers in the 12 x 12 Nutcracker Sweet papers.
Now it's time to dig back into that box and check out what other goodies I can create with. See you again soon. Thanks for stopping by!