Anyway, when I saw the October moodboard at The Ton's challenge blog, I was intrigued by the image at the bottom left (see below). The swirls in the image reminded me of the swirls in the Christmas set that I own (Holiday Flourishes). In addition, I have been wanting to try out the Antique linen DOI on dark cardstock ever since I saw a video where Tim Holtz was demoing the new inks.
I started by stamping the swirls of the Holiday Fourishes set in Antique linen DOI onto black cardstock and grabbed some random solid stamps from other sets to stamp the middle area in Vintage photo DOI. I lightly spritzed my panel from a distance to activate the inks, causing them to 'light up'. Next I stamped the small outlined leaf images in Vintage photo around the area where I wanted to pop up my sentiment panel. I die cut a circle out of my panel (Lifestyle crafts) and heat embossed the sentiment in Silver pearl embossing powder (Ranger). After adhering my panel to a Neenah desert storm cardbase and popping up my sentiment panel using 3 layers of white cardstock, I embellished my card with rhinestones in clear, pale pink and pale blue.
I'm also linking up my card at:
Christmas as Sweet Stampin' - Anything Christmas goes
SSS Wednesday - Anything goes
The Merry Christmas challenge - #40 Anything Christmas goes