This card was born out of the Just Add Ink #237 and Merry Monday #132 challenges. I think I've made at least one brown and vanilla snowflake card every year I've been a stamper since discovering this classic and elegant combo. When I saw the Merry Monday challenge, I was eager to get my 2014 version done! I reached out for the Endless Wishes photopolymer stamp set (available on page 32 of the Holidays catalogue.
When I saw we needed to add dry embossing to the card, I immediately thought I could frame the snowflakes with the large frame from the On Film Framelits set. I added ink to the Framelits die before running it through the Big Shot with my cardstock (Crumb Cake ink on Crumb Cake cardstock) to give the details more definition. Then I remembered that this week's Just Add Ink challenge was to use a clear block to stamp on a card, so I decided it would look awesome in the center of the frame, so I inked my block with Crumb Cake ink as well and stamped the image, embossing the ink with Iridescent Ice Stampin' Emboss powder before the ink dried for a touch of shimmer.
The outside of the Very Vanilla cardstock was dry embossed with the Filigree embossing folder (p.15 of Holidays catalogue). Then I wrapped a piece of Baked Brown Sugar thick baker's twine around the frame and tied a Very Vintage Designer Button. The idea for the sentiment block came from pieces that were hanging loose on my desk: I spotted a journaling tag from the Retro Fresh set (last Spring's Occasions catalogue), which just happened to have a Baked Brown Sugar frame on a vanilla background and to be just the right size for my card. Don't you love when creating takes care of itself like that? I created a sentiment with two stamps from the same set and added 2013-2015 In Color Sequins around the frame and in the center of the big snowflake.
Stampin' Up! Supplies
Stamps: Endless Wishes
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Baked Brown Sugar
Ink: Baked Brown Sugar, Crumb Cake
Accessories: Very Vintage Designer Buttons, Baked Brown Sugar Thick Baker's Twine,
2013-2015 In Color Sequins, Stampin' Dimensionals, Clear Block, Very Vanilla Medium Envelope,
Filigree Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. Retro Fresh Designer Journaling Tag,
Iridescent Ice Embossing Folder
Want more inspiration with the Endless Wishes set? See an additional card HERE!
Love the look of an all-neutral Holidays card? Here are some additional samples: