All I had done was take a page from the embossed Christmas pad (below) that I found in Poundland last year (£1), it was this design in particular that made me buy the pad because, at the time, I thought as it screamed out to be embellished.
However, when I did start to embellish it, it all seemed too small and subtle ...... the tiny gems and glitter were just lost in the fiddly detail.
I was disappointed, so the card ended up left to one side ...... then as I started to write this post I suddenly thought, that the design really belongs in a frame ............ why hadn't I seen it before? So I got out one of my spare Hobbycraft shadow boxes and it's perfect.
All I needed to do was add a matching turquoise edge so that it fit the frame aperture properly. In the end I may have lost a card but I have gained a new festive decoration for the shelves in my guest/spare room this year. The room, when seasonally decorated, has a Scandi-esque theme to it anyway and since I've painted the wall behind the bed a deep turquoise, it's a no brainer.
Which got me thinking again ....... I have two spare, unadorned mirrors in my cupboard, the same as the jewelled mirrors I made for the room a while back.
........ perhaps I could embellish them too with a festive theme to add a slightly new look this Christmas? Hmmmmmm watch this space ...........