11/17 Snowflake Santa

This is my card for the Stamping 411 Weekly Sketch Challenge. I just LOVE how it turned out. You can't actually tell in the picture, but in real life, you can see that all of the white paper on this card is actually Stampin' Up's very elegant Shimmery White card stock.

I started by using my Big Shot Machine with the Snowflake #2 die. Later this month, I am doing a Big Shot Basics and Beyond class and the featured die will be this Snowflake #2 die. I always make a few extra items for display that are not actually part of the class. This sketch was perfect for bringing a small stamp to life on a big card.

The Santa is stamped with Real Red ink onto the Shimmery White and punched out with the Scallop Square punch. It is layered with Stampin' Dimensionals onto two 1.5" squares of Basic Gray and Basic Black.
The sentiment uses one of my all time favorite word sets called Teeny Tiny Wishes. I love how I can stamp these sentiments onto any paper scrap and punch them out with my word window punch for perfect placement on my card. The sentiment finds its home on a scalloped black strip layered behind a strip of Shimmery White accented with our Red Gingham Ribbon. The bow is tied separately and adhered to the ribbon strip with a mini glue dot.
Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. I truly appreciate you!
Stamps: Christmas Punch Level Two Hostess Set (115366), Teeny Tiny Wishes (115370), Many Merry Messages for the inside panel (116586)
Paper: Real Red (102482), Basic Black (102851), Basic Gray (108692), Shimmery White (101910)
Ink: Real Red (103133)
Tools: Big Shot Machine (113439), Snowflake #2 Die (113460), Scallop Square Die (112081), Scallop Edge Punch (112091), Word Window Punch (105090)
Accessories: Red Gingham Ribbon (104827)
Adhesives: Tombow Multi Purpose Adhesive (110755), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)


Robin Merriman said…
Great card, Kay! Love how you highlighted the Santa stamp with the black layers and the snowflake. The size looks like it was made to fit there.
Thanks for playing this week!
This is just plain striking. I love everything about it. So crisp looking. Thanks for sharing it with us!
LeAnne said…
Ooh, as soon as I saw this, I recognized what you had done with the sketch! AWESOME! I love the colors - so bold! You are a master!
MaryR said…
what a beautiful card - love it!
Selene Kempton said…
Oh this is so Cool! I love what you did with this sketch! Great job with this!
Stamp and Smile said…
What a beautiful card Kay!! Love the jolly holiday style and so amazingly CUTE!! I always enjoy my visit to your blog... :)
Patti Chesky said…
Kay, I LOVE this card. So striking and festive.
gbarron56 said…
Love the big snowflake and the postage stamp in the middle is a perfect touch! Just delightful!!!! Thanks for playing along with this week's Sketch Challenge. I hope you'll join in with the Stamping 411 Operators again soon! Blessings, Gretchen
Tiffany Bauer said…
I am in love with this card and the color combo you used!! I LOVE EVERYTHING about this card and into my CASin' file it goes!! Thanks for sharing with us this week at Stamping 411!!
Connie said…
Oh! I am so going to CASE this card! Love it!!! The snowflake is so cool as a layer! Thanks for playing along this week.
Your card for the sketch is brilliant and quite stunning. Love the snowflake, the colors and scallop edge. What a great interpretation of the sketch. Thanks for stooping by my blog.