I began by looking through all of my dies and paired up three that would go together: Tag # 1, the sunflower burst & circle from Limitless Labels.
I picked Tag # 1 for two reasons. I haven't used it even though I ordered it when it was first released, and I wanted to get a head start on my Christmas cards even though I am waiting (im)patiently for PTI's release of 2011 Christmas stamps. (I wish they would do a release in July; you know the theme: Christmas in July.)
At first I picked three colors of cardstock: kraft, white and aqua mist. But when I created a prototype using Tag # 1, I realized that I needed pattern paper under it.
So I went through my Chrismas papers and found this:
I changed my colors to white & Spring Rain. Here is my final product.
The snowflake is stamped with Momento Summer Sky. You can barely see it, but I also inked around the circle to break up the white on white. I didn't stamp a sentiment on the outside. I am hoping that there will be something in the 2011 Christmas release that I will be able to use.
After I made the card, I made a 2nd one using Enchanted Evening as the background cardstock. The snowflake is stamped in Fresh Snow. I added pearls this time. Even though I like the first card, I think the 2nd card is much prettier. Perhaps it is the sharp contrast. What do you think?
A close up view of the snowflake.
Cardstock: White, Spring Rain, Enchanted Evening
Stamps: Rustic Snowflake
Dies: Tag #1, Limitless Labels
Misc: Spring Rain satin ribbon, Hero Arts Gemstones, K& C Speciality Paper, pearls.