The Sister Stamp used on this card is probably my favorite release of the season. It took me quite awhile to decide how to use it. After seeing many white on white cards this year, I decided that was the look that I wanted to achieve. However, as you can see I didn't quite achieve it as I couldn't resist adding a bit of color to bring out the image. A crane pulling a sleigh has a definite magical quality, which seemed to match well with the Bo Bunny snowflake card stock background. To further add to the magic, I added a generous sprinkling of Martha Stewart's 'snow' glitter and cut out just part of the crane as it rises above the snow.
In the close up you can see the detail of the snowflake that was delicately die cut from American Crafts glitter paper (from the 6x6 glitter pack) using the Impression Obsession die shown in the photo below. I forgot to photograph the glitter paper pack, but it is an important element in the making of a delicate snowflake like this one. Many glitter papers are too thick or not strong enough to be cut with intricate thin dies. Also critical to the making of die cut snowflakes is the Sizzix magnetic platform which will successfully hold dies in place while rolling them through a die cutting machine. I LOVE my magnetic platform!
After making a few cards, I had enough Bo Bunny paper leftover to make several tags. To keep everything simple I just die cut the paper with Tim Holtz's tag die and stamped on the Imaginisce sentiment.
The Darice Felties penguin stickers, Big Bling acrylic snowflakes, and American Crafts ribbon were simple add-ons that make the tags special. I just love the cute, detailed penguins that I purchased at Ben Franklin Crafts. There are lots of other seasonal Felties which can inexpensively and quickly give a holiday look to your crafts. I hope you've enjoyed this post even though it was super long. Thanks for taking the time to read through all of it. Happy Holiday Crafting!