I stamped the image first of all onto some white card stock using Cornflower Archival ink (love this colour!) I seem to be in a 'blue' phase at the moment so the one or two Christmas cards I've made are all following this theme !
I then worked on the background using the TCW Snowflake stencil. I first of all used Iced Spruce Distress Ink then used some white acrylic paint with the same stencil. The photo doesn't show it up that well, but the white really stands out IRL. I then spritzed it with some White Linen Dylusions to try and create a frosty look.
I used the Cameo Frame die and cut the shape from white cardstock. I then stamped the swirl from the Tim Holtz Reindeer Flight set using Cornflower Blue Archival ink. I then embossed the card using a tartan embossing folder and rubbed Stormy Sky Distress Ink around the edge. To give it the frosty look I then dabbed some white acrylic paint over it (which you'll see in a later photo).
I wanted to add a flower but didn't want to use card, so I die cut the Poinsettia from Crinoline and then used the same swirl stamp with Cornflower Blue Archival and stamped over the fabric.
I've got most of my elements ready now but then decided I wanted some ribbon. To make sure it was colour co-ordinated I held some seam binding onto the Archival ink pad with a piece of Cut 'n' Dry foam and pulled the seam binding towards me. The ink colours the ribbon beautifully, you have to do it 3 or 4 times to get an even colour and I heat set it too, to make sure it didn't rub off on my card.
For the centre of my Poinsettia I use a Maya Road Bingo piece which I've painted white then dabbed with embossing ink, sprinkled with Sticky Embossing Powder and then topped with Rock Candy Distress Glitter (I am in love with this stuff!) .
Here's the finished card ! The sentiment is from the Tim Holtz Simple Sayings set and is stamped with Cornflower Blue Archival ink.
The metal snowflake started life as a bronze colour, then I painted it with white acrylic paint and gave it the same treatment as the bingo piece. The photo doesn't show off how the glitter really does relfect the light.
I hope you've enjoyed my project today, look forward to seeing you again soon !