I started with this card:
It has a glossy card stock base with ink sponge-rubbed directly onto it -- SU's Brilliant Blue and Bliss Blue. Clapped wet hands over it to make the splatters. Learned that trick from Pam Sparks. Thanks, Pam! Laid a napkin over the wet splatters, then lifted and this is the result.
Next, layered a snowflake background, then a stitched frame, bird, foliage, Noel. The noel was cut from another piece of inked glossy card stock, the bird from silver glitter paper. Most of the dies are layered for dimension. I think you can see some of it in the photo.
Hmmm... too much work to repeat, so I made the next one simpler. A base of white wood grain card stock with a smaller inked panel. On this one I stamped a few snowflakes with Versamark ink, then rubbed on the Brilliant Blue. Did the hand-clapping splatters. A bit much, but it makes the single color background more interesting. The Noel is cut from red mirrored card stock. Note the leafy branch: It's cut from the same wood grain card stock, but on the reverse side. This way the white matches, but the texture contrasts.
The third card is simpler still. The white is Neenah 110 lb. I used a Sizzix wood grain embossing folder for the background. The Noel is glossy card stock, inked with Brilliant Blue, no splatters.
After I finished the Christmas cards I immediately made two cards all springy fresh and pink. I'll pop in with those next week.
Everything I used on these three cards is listed in the recipe below my signature. Are you making Christmas cards yet? I know, it's hard, but will be worth it later. Have a happy day!
Stamps: SU Serene Snowflakes Paper: Glossy white, Georgia Pacific Premium white, wood grain white, Neenah 110 lb white, silver glitter card stock, red mirroed card stock, black Ink: SU Brilliant Blue, Bliss Blue, Melon Mambo, BlackBerry Bliss (the last two are on the Noel, card #1) Accessories: Sizzix wood grain embossing folder Dies: Memory Box Scattered Snowflake Background, Die-namics Stitched Rectangle Frames, Memory Box Airin Bird Background, Paper Smooches Foliage 1, SU Wonderful Wreath Framelits