I think word dies have become my thing this past 6 months and so when I saw the challenge for CHNC was to use the word Merry I grabbed the sizzix Tim Holtz dies and die cut the word Merry. But then I went to town using patterned paper and paper piecing to create the background for the card.
I chose papers from an old Making Cards magazine set and embossed the image onto three of them. I then layered up the images using the turquoise and blue as the main colours for the image, leaving the red to the background. Sort of a funky reverse type colour scheme.
I then layered up the panel with the two other colours of paper. I added the ribbon to add some different texture and then added the die cut on top.
I finished off the card with the Peace and Joy stamped image embossed onto the red cardstock with the panel of blue to add a frame.
Super happy with how this came out… a bit of a labour of love to cut out the little pieces but at least the shapes were easy to work with.