While I wait for the one that will INSET into this "frame" that the collage makes, the one called craft die!----Here's first card. This uses Spellbinders Peace die from the S2-120 Holiday set.
This cutout is mounted on washi glitter paper. The artpiece is brushed with three colors of distress ink, on smoky slate paper, spritzed with water, then respritzed with shimmer mist finally finished with gelly roll clear star pen accents, and silver wink of stella over the Peace cutout which was cut from shiny photo paper. Learned a couple of things for next time. Use Nuvo Glimmer paste on the background paper, not washi glitter paper (too coarse) Heat Emboss Peace with silver EP, don't cut out of gloissy photopaper which would separate if heated. lightly texture artpiece before cutting then rerun the texture through to flatten --LIKE Hero Arts Dots# 5 (658285) or Texture Fades 661008 by Tim Holtz. But if you don't try things (and record what was unsatisfactory about the project--you don't "live and learn."
And now the peaceful dove outline is here and the ollage cna be built up a little differently. This card has the Hero Arts Dots#5 Embossing Folder touched on top with heat-set snow marker by Uchida. This is worked on basic gray and a slate gray paper on a white card base. Peace and the bird are cut from shimmer white paper.
This is Aleene's Glitter Snow carefully spread with a light touch palette knife over Tim Holtz Texture Fades 66108 EF after it was embossed. IT is very glimmery.. The holly leaves are a tiny corner punch very subtly here and here are touches of glitter gel pen.
This one is the Hero Arts Dots folder all raised areas are glitter pen touched, a few silver and gold and white glitter paper stars, and the dove mounted on gold varigated foil paper