I just loved this card idea when I saw it shared by Lee Conrey a couple of weeks ago.  So super simple but elegant.  Here is a link to her original card – click here.   

I made a color change for my card and used a Soft Suede card base and a Crumb Cake piece for the embossing.  This is the new Northern Flurry embossing folder in the Stampin’ Up! Holiday mini catalog.  Isn’t it gorgeous?

After I embossed it I used the Frost White Shimmer Paint and a Sponge Dauber to lightly add the frost shimmer to the embossed snowflake. 

I punched a hole with my Crop-a-Dile – I used the smaller hole.  The ribbon is Early Espresso 3/8″ Taffeta ribbon – which is lighter than the actual Early Espresso color so it worked great on this card.  The greeting is from Sincere Salutations – which is one of my older stamp sets – I had this one long ago before I was a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator.  The final touch on this card are the Rhinestones in the center of each snowflake.  These are new in the Stampin’ Up! catalog and a lot of people are missing them because they aren’t easy to see in the catalog.  They are on page 188 under the section Jewels.  It lists both the Basic Rhinestones which is what I used here and the Basic Pearls (love those too).  These come on a sheet and are self-adhesive.  I use my paper piercer to carefully lift one off the sheet and place it on my project.  Each sheet has 3 sizes of Rhinestones or Pearls plus three strips or chains – where there are a bunch of the small ones already in a perfect row for you.  But if you don’t need them in a row you can seperate them and use them individually. 

For this card I used all three sizes of the Rhinestones because I had three sizes of the snowflakes.  There is one in the center of each. 

Let’s play Bingo…..

It’s BINGO TIME!  We are playing Round 4 of Monika’s Blog Bingo.  I’m currently taking names for Round 6.   See this POST for more details on how to join, how to play and the Round 1, 2, and 3 winners.

Here is piece #4  –the pumpkins from Loads of Love Accessories stamp set (stamped in Peach Parfait).