There sure were a lot of wonderful new stamps and dies this month from Papertrey Ink. I especially loved What the Doodle: Ornament, and the Christmas Faith Stamps and dies. My order is on its way and I can't wait to dive into some fun new stuff. This card by Heather Nichols appealed to me because of the use of a watercolored background, and I just love the dove stamp and die.
I had not previously done the emboss resist, so this was a new technique to try. My dove stamp was cut out of fun foam (a Sizzix die cut that I scaled down) which I stamped in the Versamark Ink and then heat embossed with PTI white powder. The sentiment is from PTI Warmest Wishes. After the white embossing dried, I watercolored with Spring Moss and Simply Chartreuse, and some olive watercolor paint. I didn't wait long enough for that to all dry, and so when I stamped the stars, they kind of ran a bit. The stars were from Scene It: Celebration. The olive branch is from Tinsel & Tags: Sprigs. I used the PTI Ric Rac die to do the edge, and then adhered it to a Kraft card base, tying the side with the PTI twine. I couldn't resist adding some black pen at the tail feathers. Not sure I should have done that! Here is how mine turned out: