A funny thing happened on the way to making this card. I got almost done (I hadn't added the large punched snowflake yet) and thought "hmmm ... this card looks pretty just like this". So I decided to show you both versions.
Either way, this simple card starts out with a Midnight Muse card base layered with a Whisper White panel die-cut with a scallop at the bottom using the Adorning Accents Edgelits and the Big Shot. The panel is embossed using the Northern Flurry Embossing Folder (on sale now!) and stamped with the "Peace On Earth" greeting from the Greetings of the Season stamp set.
To add shimmer to the panel, I spritzed it with Frost White Shimmer Spray (Shimmer Paint and Alcohol mixed in a Stampin' Spritzer), although it doesn't show well in the photos. For a sparkly border, I added a length of Midnight Muse Stitched Satin Ribbon, topped with a strip of Silver Glimmer Paper.
Hip Tip: Midnight Muse card stock could be substituted for the ribbon, but the stitched edges of the ribbon add an extra element of detail to the card - much more noticeable in person. Sticky Strip is the recommended adhesive to adhere the ribbon and the Glimmer Paper.
It was at this point that I realized the card looks great already. With the embossed snowflakes, subtle shimmer in the background, and the bright sparkling border, the card is very classic and elegant. A less is more kind of card.
But, of course, that wasn't the card I set out to make. Please, sir, may I have some more?
I stamped the Bold Snowflake stamp on Whisper White card stock and cropped it using the coordinating Blossom Punch. I added a Vintage Faceted Designer Button in the center tied with Whisper White Baker's Twine and then popped it onto the card front using Stampin' Dimensionals.
Hip Tip: The Bold Snowflake stamp is one of the newly added clear-mount single stamps available from Stampin' Up! through January 2, 2013. You can see the entire assortment HERE.
For the inside of the card, I tried out one of the new Stampin' Dazzle Markers in Silver. Wow! I was impressed. I am picky about writing with markers, but this writes very easily and it looks so pretty! These markers are great for cards with a darker card base and come in silver and gold.
Which version do you like best? I think I like them both. Ha ha! On the "less is more" version, I think a few random Rhinestone Basic Jewels added to the embossed snowflakes would add a bit more interest + sparkle and would really "complete" the card. "You complete me ..." Name that movie.
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Today's project featured the following Stampin' Up! products:
Stamps: Greetings of the Season (W-128030, C-128033), Bold Snowflake (132338)
Ink: Midnight Muse (126860)
Paper: Midnight Muse (126843), Whisper White (100730), Silver Glimmer Paper (124005)
Tools: Big Shot Die-Cut Machine (113439), Adorning Accents Edgelits (125595), Northern Flurry Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (120902), Blossom Punch (125603), Glue Dots (103683), Sticky Strip (104294), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Stampin' Spritzer (126185)
Accessories: Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons (127555), Whisper White Baker's Twine (124262), Midnight Muse Stitched Satin Ribbon (126847), Silver Stampin' Dazzle Marker (128978), Frost White Shimmer Paint (116854)
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