The challenge was to do a tall and skinny card. We decided to make one that fits inside a business envelope.
Not that we will SEND it in once of those flimsy envelopes. We really prefer the luxurious feel of a Stampin’ Up! envelope. But by making this card 3-1/2″ by 6″, we’ll either have to make an envelope (YES!)) or a small business envelope is a perfect fit.
The inspirational sketch wanted 3 buttons or jewels at the top right. Instead we added them to the center of the snowflakes.
We thought about using the Whisper White Perfect Accents. They would’ve fit the snowflake center better, but they lacked the bling we wanted.
You could leave the rhinestones off if you wanted to make a more masculine card, but I don’t think that the Glimmer Paper and the Basic Rhinestones would put off even the manliest man, do you?
We usually like wood mounted stamp sets, but with the clear, it was easy to line all these words up on a C Block before cutting them out with the Tags & Labels Framelits.
Can you believe that we made this with just one stamp set? And of course, on the inside, we stamped Merry Christmas.
Silver and Night of Navy is such an elegant combination.
What’s your favorite combination? Is it traditional red and green? Or do you like another? And which red and green? Cherry Cobbler or Real Red? You can leave a comment here and let us know. We’d love to hear what you like.
If you’re thinking of making this yourself, here are a few things you might find useful:
Card Making Tips
- The layers are cut 3/16″ wider than the layer on top.
- The Basic Gray piece is 5″ x 2″
- Use a stamp positioner for the greeting & stamp on a pre-cut piece of card stock if you’re using a wood mounted set.
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