Happy Monday everyone :)
Nothing says winter like snowflakes! I cut this one from the Winter Lace Cricut Cartridge at 4 inches. After cutting it in plain white cardstock I used the Ranger Inkssentials Ink Blending Tool and some Bordering Blue ink from Stampin' Up to give it hints of color. Then I spritzed it with some Marshmallow Glimmer Mist. After that I took out my I Rock and added a bunch of sparkling gems to it. For the finishing touch I used some Ranger Liquid Pearls.
After going to all that trouble on the snowflake I didn't want to do too much to the card to take away from it, but it looked strange against too plain a background. I made my card base Kraft colored. I rounded the top 2 corners of my card using the 1/2 inch setting on my Corner Chomper.
I used the same Bordering Blue ink to stamp a background using the SP & Company Scripty Scripts set. Then I added some color to the edges using the ink blending tool.
I added some retired Stampin Up ribbon, it is velvety.
I stamped "Believe in Magic" at the bottom of the card using SP & Company's Falling Snow set.
I'm really happy with the way this came out. I spent a long time on the snowflake, but it looks exactly the way I wanted it to. It came out a lot more masculine than I expected for something with so much bling and glitter. *LOL* I've just got to keep at it so I have enough cards to send the family for the holiday season.