Here is a simple card that I made a few days ago. It could be used as a note card or a holiday sentiment could be added.
I used my new 5 x 7 "Tartan" Cuttlebug embossing folder with some thick watercolor paper. I like the depth of the embossing when I use this thick paper. The paper was cut to 4.75 by 3.25 inches to make the plaid stripes line up perfectly (slightly different proportions than the usual A2 card layer). The dark pink layer is 5.25 by 3.75 inches and I aligned it with the bottom of the card. The extra space at the top is just right for a thin satin ribbon tied in a knot.
The basic card was pretty but it needed an embellishment. I used the Cuttlebug cut and emboss snowflake set for this snowflake. If you look very carefully you can see the embossed edges. I added Diamond Stickles along the "spines" of the snowflake for some sparkle.
I wanted to raise the snowflake above the tartan background but the area in the center of the snowflake is very small so even my tiny foam squares were likely to show. I needed to use a clear adhesive. I decided to use the clear Zots but, as you can see in this photo, the ones I have are huge! Regular glue dots are very flat. I could have layered a number of glue dots but I decided it would be better to cut a piece from the Zot. Well, it worked but these are extremely sticky so be careful if you try this.
Here is a view of the card flat on the table. In looking at these photos I realized that the ribbon has moved - I think I need to add a bit of adhesive to keep the ribbon from slipping!
I am getting ready for another trip at the end of the week. My Dad's 85th birthday is on Tuesday and all of my siblings will be coming to Pennsylvania to celebrate next weekend. I am working on something for him from all of us but it is a surprise. (He doesn't usually read my blog but I don't want to take a chance so I will post it later). Then it will be Thanksgiving week - where does the time go!