I started by die cutting the pieces for my peppermint candy background with the Rainbow Bits dies. I alternated the arches between the red textured cardstock and silver glitter cardstock. I think if I recreate this card again I'll use white glitter cardstock, but I thought the silver would be a nice touch and look less like a bullseye haha! I cut each piece twice so that I could make a full circle instead of the semi circle the die is intended to make. Once I had all the pieces cut I glued them together and turned the "rainbows" so the flat sides butted up next to each other and formed a peppermint candy!
My images and sentiment are from the Otterly Loveable stamp set. Aren't they just the cutest! I love the little igloo! And there are lots of accessories to dress up the otters, too! Of course I chose the Santa hat! I stamped them with Raven Hybrid Ink and then colored them and then used the coordinating Otterly Loveable dies to cut them out. My background is the same cardstock that I used to die cut the "peppermint" from, so I wanted it to be slightly different. I used the Scarlet Rose Mini Hybrid Ink and blended some of the dark red ink over the cardstock to darken the edges.
I used some foam behind the "peppermint" circle for dimension and adhered all of my other elements on top! I hope this encourages you to look at your "summer" products and use them in unique ways! See you soon!