The theme for my card came from this fortnight's prompt over at Jingle Belles, snow(men), while the layout is based on this week's 52CCT sketch.
I started with the embossed vellum panel from my box of unfinished panels. I die cut the curve using an Avery Elle die (Custom panels) and adhered it to my card base with double-sided tape (debossed side up). On a separate piece of Neenah solar white cardstock I repeatedly stamped a snowflake border (CAS-ual Fridays, part of SOA Holiday Magic collection) in Versamark and heat-embossed in Hero Arts clear embossing powder. I then blended distress inks to create an ombre background (milled lavender, dusty concord and a little seedless preserves). I trimmed the panel and mounted it onto my card base using foam tape. The sentiment (also from the SOA collection) was heat-embossed in white (SSS) onto a snippet of black cardstock. When I opened one of my drawers to look for a way to embellish my card, my eye fell on these cute brads from the Eyelet Outlet, which I've had for a long time but never used until now. I had to snip off the brad legs (or whatever they are called) to make it fit on my banner and then simply adhered it using multi medium matte. Finally, I added a few rhinestones for some festive sparkle.
52CCT - Sketch (see below)
Jingle Belles - Frosty the Snowman
HLS Mixed Media - Texture (stamps, distress ink, heat embossing, drie embossing)
Christmas Card Challenges - 27 Anything Christmas goes (optional: inspiration photo)
Crimbo Crackers - 108 Anything Christmas goes