Don't you just love this C.C. Designs image? I think it is so sweet and perfect for my cat-loving friends who own cats who are not particularly into hugging. I used two different Spellbinder dies and one Paper Smooches one for the banner. (Hint: You can cut a second smaller scalloped oval by placing the smaller die inside the big one before cutting. The cut out part will be covered by the white oval and you will have a small blue scalloped oval for another project.) I used gold embossing powder to heat emboss the Hero Arts sentiment and the edges of the banner. (Tip: Use a small piece of paper towel wrapped around a needle tool to ink in the smaller parts of the banner edge before applying embossing powder.)
The card blank with printed front and back came from the 'Snow Day' American Crafts boxed set of 40 cards. The background for the image was achieved with a Copic cool shadow pen and a sprinkling of Stampendous blue and white Fran-tage from BFC. (Hint: Apply a little stick glue to keep the powder from blowing around when heat embossing the Fran-tage.) The iridescent (not visible in photo) white snowflakes are from a BFC miniature garland and the mistletoe berries are made with Doodlebug sticker pearls. I am pleased with this card and plan to use the image on other non-holiday cards by masking off the mistletoe part. I think it will make a delightful Valentine's Day card.