I fell in love with this card on my friend Verna's blog and knew I would be casing it when I had time to play- and I finally did! I just loved the look of the Amber Watercolor Deco Foil on the green cardstock using Tim Holtz's Festive Stencil! How do you do that, you ask? Just use temporary tape to hold the stencil and cardstock in place and apply Therm O Web's Transfer Gel through the stencil with a palette knife. It goes on white and needs to dry until it is clear. Then lay a piece of Deco Foil over the dried piece and run it through a hot laminator. Isn't that background gorgeous? I attached it to a top folding cream colored card with a gold strip of sequin tape.
I have a thing about adding a sentiment to the front of a card- I pretty much HAVE to in my world. But sometimes the background is too busy to stamp on or put a die cut sentiment on. So an easy solve to that problem is to use vellum. I die cut a stitched circle of vellum (Lil' Inker die) and then attached the beautiful "Peace, Love & Joy" die cut from Penny Black so it stands out but does not totally cover up the lovely background.
I am entering this card in the Anything Goes challenge at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday. Thanks for helping me #share the joy of creativity!