Two years ago, I was in a private 100 person swap when the new catalog came out. That's when I received this beautiful swap card from Betty Saccocia. When I signed up for the Control Freaks Holiday Mini swap, I couldn't get this color combination out of my head. I loved the soft colors and sparkle of Betty's card and thought it would look awesome with snowflakes.
So, with my color combination and stamps chosen, I just had to pick a layout. That's when I ran across Lauren Meader's blog and saw her Dare to get Dirty sketch challenge. Perfection!
So you see, I ended up with a beautiful card by just mixing and matching card elements that I liked from other stampers. Easy, no?
For this card, I embossed the sentiment Warm Wishes on the card base with gold embossing powder. The snowflakes from Snow Burst were stamped in very vanilla craft ink and then sprinkled with heat & stick powder. I then heated the powder until it melted (like embossing), and then immediately poured the dazzling diamonds glitter on top. This makes it much more sparkly than if I embossed with iridescent ice embossing powder. (Although, that would have been faster!)
I finished the card off by tying vanilla taffeta ribbon around the brushed gold card stock and then popping the snowflake panels up on dimensionals.
Stamps: Snow Burst, Hugs & Wishes
Ink: Very Vanilla Craft Ink, VersaMark
Paper: Very Vanilla, Whisper White, Brushed Gold
Accessories: Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon, Gold Embossing Powder, Heat & Stick Powder, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Stampin' Dimensionals
Tools: Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy