Hello! I hope you won't be blinded by all the white in these photos today. I've made three quickie Christmas cards, just trying to gain some ground before I get back to coloring. Also... now don't be shocked... I bought seven rolls of Christmas ribbon at JoAnn's the other day. I know! I seldom use ribbon these days and I bought seven new rolls! Am I nuts? But it was almost my birthday and it was 40% off... So I set out to use some of it, starting with a pretty satin snowflake ribbon which just happens to match Stampin' Up's Soft Sky.
All the snowflakes were thoroughly smooshed with Versamark ink and embossed with Iridescent Peacock embossing powder. It gives a delicate shimmery sparkle, but no color other than an iridescent quality.
On the first card I embossed a Cuttlebug Candy Cane Stripe border. Hard to see in the photo. Each snowflake is backed by a 1/2" punched circle, which is only there to give more glue surface for adhering to the ribbon. Only one snowflake is glued directly onto the ribbon, but I thought they should all match. The "Noel" is SU's Wonderful Wreaths Framelits die. The snowflakes are Simon Says Stamp Melody Snowflake.
Card #2: Larger snowflake is Simon Says Stamp Eliza Snowflake. Smaller snowflake is Simon Says Stamp Melody Snowflake.
Card #3: Wild Rose Studio Lacy Snowflake and Impression Obsession Holiday Bottom Word Edgers
Quick and snowy! Are you making progress on your Christmas cards? I'm almost halfway there, but time is running out. Now, don't stress... this is one of those small things we can say "yes" or "no" to, right? Keep it fun!
Have a beautiful day, and I'll see you again soon!