The snowflakes are a set from Simon Says. I got it a while back just to have a wide variety of stamped snowflakes - I have plenty of snowflake dies but not big sets of stamps. But then I noticed that there were dies in the same shape - not to cut out these snowflakes but to coordinate. Being an obsessive full-set kind of person, I bought all of the snowflakes on the recent Simon Says sale. Sad, but true - and I bet you can all relate!
For this card, the stamped snowflakes were what I needed because I wanted to use this slimline sentiment stamp from Impression Obsession. It's a set of five Christmas sentiments. I purchased it to go with the slimline trees that I used on this card, but that particular card needed a bigger sentiment. I wouldn't let myself tuck the sentiment stamps into my stash without using them - so here it is! I did have to do some card surgery to make it work. I originally silver-embossed directly onto the snowflakes but the part on the red snowflake didn't show up unless it was in exactly the right light so it had a shine on it. First I tried cutting out the sentiment strip and popping it - obviously it didn't change the red snowflake, I just thought it would make the sentiment more prominent. Then I decided to emboss on vellum and cover the original sentiment. That works, except I really prefer the crisp white, vs. the muted vellum. Oh well. I was not going to start over with the snowflakes - not because I didn't want to stamp them, but I had already deep-cleaned the red ink off of them!
Thank you to the Color Throwdown for the inspiration.
Stamps: Simon Says Stamp Lots of Snowflakes, Impression Obsession Winter Greetings
Dies: Mama Elephant Slim Card Basics