There's something so soothing about pastels & I love them so had to join in the current challenge at Merry Monday. I added color to the embossed Penny Black image using Gelatos with a water brush. The image was partially die cut (trimmed the holly & kept it on top of the die) with a circle. One of the best bargains I've ever found were these beautiful Spellbinder dies on close-out & I finally opened the package. The top 2 layers are attached with foam tape & I used Authentique stickers for the sentiment. Decided against embellishments except for the gold & red Stickles. Have to say, this is one of my favorite cards & it probably can be mailed with 1 stamp as long as I don't use a square envelope. I'm also entering SSS Monday--Make a Plan (plan to spend less on mailing costs for Christmas cards), Anything Goes at Simply Create Too, Stamplorations August theme of stamps & watercolor & Die Cut Divas favorite holiday. Thanks so much for your patience as I catch up on your blogs.