I obviously have wanted to dabble in silver and gold together because last year I purchased some Bo Bunny 'Silver & Gold' Christmas paper - but I never used it, it has sat in my stash neglected all this time. So the paper became my starting point but I worked backwards by making the envelope first. I made the envelope to fit a 5 1/2" square card and then used the remainder of the paper on the card front and inside. The paper is so elegant, very damask-y and my newly acquired Embossalicious 'Splendour' embossing folder seemed perfect to use with the paper.
I embossed the top portion of the Very Vanilla panel, added the patterned paper at the bottom and added a strip of silver tinsel ribbon. I added the sentiment and attached the silver metal frame to the Vanilla panel with gold brads. I notched the top corners of the Vanilla panel, layered onto a Brushed Gold CS mat and glued the mat to the front of a Brushed Silver CS card base. I stamped the larger snowflake on white CS and heat embossed with Star Dust embossing powder, stamped the smaller snowflake on Vanilla CS and heat embossed with Jeweled Gold embossing powder, die cut the shapes and popped them up. A gorgeous SU! Frosted Finishes embellishment just had to be placed in the centre! Tiny punched snowflakes with rhinestone centres were placed on the sentiment and I added silver nailheads to the notched corners.
When light shines on the heat embossed snowflakes they sparkle beautifully because the powders contain glitter. I turned on my craft task lamp and took a close up photo to try and show the sparkle but it's really hard to capture in a photo!
Here's the inside of the card.
Here's the patterned paper envelope. I simply popped up a name label on the front, I think an envelope made with that gorgeous paper needs very little embellishing!
Stamps: SU! 'Festive Flurry' & 'Best Yet' sets, Penny Black 'Joyous Season'
CS: SU! Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Brushed Silver & Brushed Gold
Patterned paper: Bo Bunny 'Silver & Gold'
Ink: Encore Silver & Gold pigment inks
Tools: SU! 'Festive Flurry' Framelits dies, Embossalicious 'Splendour' embossing folder, Woodware Inverted Corner Rounder punch, X Cut tiny snowflake punch, paper piercer, heat tool, SU! envelope punch board, Hero Arts 'Small Tag Frame' Frame Cuts dies
Embellishments & accessories: Stampendous 'Star Dust' & 'Jeweled Gold' embossing powders, silver tinsel ribbon from ribbon scraps jar, gold brads, silver & gold nailheads, SU! Hodgepodge Hardware metal frame, Frosted Finishes embellishment, rhinestone jewels, Dimensionals