I thought I would show you the card I made for my son. It's a collage using a fab image of the Nutcracker soldier that I found on All About The Paper. It's not quite the same as I 'lost' the teeth and beard in the colouring. Why do they have those - the teeth are so scary for little ones!!!!
Here is the finished piece
And lots of details - the flower group. All sorts of things piled up over a postcard image - there are 2 die cut snowflakes - a bell, wire spirals - for once no lace and very little ribbon - didn't think he would appreciate it!
The image is coloured with Copics - it's ages since I did some proper colouring
And there are loads of layers to him
The background swirl is a great technique. You die cut some double sided adhesive - peel and stick one side to your project - then peel the other side and cover with glitter. It's quite fiddly - and you can only do this if your surface is smooth and flat - but it looks so cool!
The die I used is a Memory Box from last year -not all that keen on Memory Box dies really - they are too fussy and the 'cutting' edge is not deep enough to cut all the detail cleanly - but this one is pretty.
It took me all day messing about - great fun.