On my last trip home, however, I grabbed several stamps and some cardstock, promising myself that I would somehow design a card. I had to scavenge a few supplies from my daughter's cupboards, but I did get a card done. Yay! The problem is that this computer I'm using at her house isn't reading my SD card. *sigh* My plan, therefore, is to get this post completed and then, when I get home tonight, quickly download the photos I've taken and complete the post for submission. If I don't get home in time---well it's still a card that I'm happy to post. We'll see how it goes.
My base cardstock is Naturals White. Then I added a layer of Silver Glimmer paper. My final layer is a piece of Whisper White which I've heat embossed, sponged and cut with my Confetti Stars punch. The banner across the punched out stars is heat embossed vellum. The silver embossing powder has a touch of Dazzling Diamonds embossing powder dusted over it before heating but it doesn't show well in the photo. I had to keep that sparkle going.
The little banners are tucked slightly under the vellum banner. The first is a plain Silver Glimmer paper banner, the second is cut from Pacific Point to match the sponged area and dotted with a few cut-out confetti stars, and the third banner is, again, cut from the Silver Glimmer paper but first I cut it with the Confetti Stars punch. I also added a sprinkling of those confetti stars to the sponged area.
My little snowman from the White Christmas stamp set was stamped using Memento black ink and then masked before all that sponging was done. I coloured his scarf, har, and nose using my Stampin' Markers. I love how the star from the Many Merry Stars stamp set remains white since I heat embossed it using Clear embossing powder. The final touches are a few rhinestones and my card is done. I may have had to scrounge for some of the supplies and winged it using what I had on hand, but I love the final result. I hope you do, too.
For more cards using this sketch, check out the Paper Craft Crew Challenge.