This has GOT to be one of most edited cards I've ever done. It started out with nativity scenes, colored with Copics and mounted on scalloped circles on a b/w card. This is what I ended up with.
Yeah. A bit different than the start with lots of changes in the middle. I like it though- not your traditional red and green. I put a layer of black behind one side of the ornaments to play up the "shadow" even though they're pop-dotted and tie in some more similarity with the black paper layers in the background and on the sentiment. I also clear-embossed the ornaments with 3 layers of EP to give them a bit of gloss and more depth.
Stamps: Antique Background, Tree Trimmings, Four the Holidays: Stampin' Up
Paper: Whisper White, Brocade Blue: Stampin' Up Black: Michaels
Ink: Brocade Blue, Whisper White, Basic Black: Stampin Up
Misc: Clear EP: JoAnn's Pearls, Silver cord
Winter Wonderland: Swirls & Pearls
Pixie Dust Studios: #78: Let's Cool Down
Top Tip Tuesday: #38: Open Challenge
Sweet Stamps: #19: Embossing
A La Card Monkey: #60