Winter can be a little dreary here in the Midwest, but it's not all bad, when it's the inspiration for a card like this!
First step, was a piece of Bazzill Simply Smooth White Cardstock, and the Sizzix Snow Flurries texture fade and Tim Holtz distressing inks in Stormy Sky and Tumbled Glass. I inked the INDENTED side of the texture fade folder, put in the cardstock and ran this through my Cuttlebug. It created the soft frosty blue background, while the snowflakes stayed white. I trimmed this piece to 3 1/2" by 4". Then I embossed a few scraps of white cardstock with the same texture fade, and used circle punches to cut out some of these snowflakes. I used 1 1/4" for the 3 large, and 3/4" for the 1 small circle and inked the edges with Stormy Sky distress ink. I layered the card up, starting with a 5 1/2" by 4 1/4" white base, then black cardstock-4 1/8" by 3 5/8" for the larger piece, and 4 1/8" by 1 5/8" for the smaller piece. I added the snowflake panel on the right, and the 3 larger snowflake circles on the left. Out of white cardstock, I cut a Spellbinders Labels Fourteen in the 3rd largest size, and inked it with Stormy Sky distress ink. I cut it in half, and stamped the "hi" in Tuxedo Black Memento ink. This was adhered to a larger piece of black cardstock that I trimmed around, I did the same with the little snowflake. Then the sentiment was adhered to the card, and the small snowflake foam dotted next to it. The white ribbon from my stash was added to the 3 1/2" by 3/4" strip of black cardstock. Finally, a girl's gotta have her bling, so Diamond Stickles and an Ice Blue Kaisercraft Rhinestone finished off all the punched out snowflakes.
If you know someone that has a case of the winter blues....send them a little pick me up!
Available in Cutter's Creek:
Bazzill Simply Smooth White Cardstock
Sizzix Texture Fades ("Snowflurries/Snowman" set)
Tim Holtz Distress Inks (Stormy Sky and Tumbled Glass)
Inkssentials Applicator and Foam Applicators
Ice Blue Kaisercraft Rhinestones
Spellbinders Labels Fourteen