How do you fancy Christmas on a nice little Greek Island? Sounds quite perfect to me, and how about that in August? Well, here is my version.
I have used the Kekalonia die to cut out the Christmas Rose frame stamp as the centre piece for todays card. The Christmas Roses are stamped from the Christmas Rose Element stamp set using Perfect medium ink pad and then embossing with Cosmic Shimmer Detail Silver embossing powder. This powder is very very fine and picks all the detail of the flowers.
The Christmas Rose die set also comes with the leaf die I have used here, I have embossed the die to get the detail of the leaf and I love the effect. Just slotted behind the two smallest roses here, leading your eye into the centre and softening the harsh corner.
The delicate Ivy corners are from the new stamp set by John Lockwood Borders and Flourishes which has all sorts of stamps both Christmas and for everyday. I have again stamped this with the Perfect Medium and then used the Detail embossing powder.
The frame is a nice wide one made from the Double Pierced Squares die set and the embossing folder used for the backgound is the A4 Eternal Ivy using Steel Pearl Foundation card. The other card used today was also from the Pearl Foundation card, Icicle. The set may be called Christmas Rose, but I think you will agree, its not just for Christmas!