Every year I tend to make these elaborate, layered Christmas cards that cost me a fortune to mail because the post office says their too thick or need a bubble wrap envelope. Well, no more. This year I really tried to make cards that would be suitable for mailing, but still beautiful.
I was inspired to make this card by a design created by Jessica Frost-Ballas at allthesparkle.com. See the original design here.
I didn’t have the same stamps as Jessica, or the same colour cardstock. I didn’t have gold stickles, and I don’t have a really good coloured pencil set to do any colouring inside my snowflakes – although I will admit that colour pencil colouring on cardstock is a technique I am dying to try soon. So, I pulled out all the stamps I had in my stash to try and create a snowflake cascade. My first few attempts didn’t turn out very well because my gold embossing powder was melting in clumps. So, I went out and picked up a new jar and the results were much better.
I also added a background edge in gold foil and a simpler sentiment on my card.
Although I do like Jessica’s snowflake stamps better than my versions, I do like how it turned out. And again, it’s a nice flat design, great for mailing to friends and family.
Cardstock – Bazzill and Recollections
Stamps – Inkadinkado Holiday Silhouettes, Momenta Joy to the World, Stampin’ Up! Serene Snowflakes, Snow Swirled and Holly Jolly Greetings, Newton’s Nook Winter Memories and Lawn Fawn Winter Skies
Ink – Versamark
Embossing Powder – Recollections