When our friends send us Christmas cards from Japan, I am often impressed by the subtle designs and colors on them. With this 'less is more' philosophy in mind, I decided to forgo my usually over-embellished Christmas card and just used three colors and two dies on this one. The snowflake die by Impression Obsession is very intricate but cutting it from opalescent vellum wasn't a problem. However, gluing down the die cut vellum was a bit of a conundrum. It was too delicate to use the Xyron and too translucent to use most liquid glues. I found the best solution (although a bit tedious) was to adhere it to the sparkle blue card stock with a glue stick.
It was hard to get a good photo of the card because of the sparkle and shiny foil surface. The edge of the card was sparkled up with Zig Wink of Stella clear. You can see in this photo how this helps to pull together all the elements of this card.
I forgot to photograph the inside of the card in which I heat embossed in silver one of the sentiments from the Paper Smooches set. The deer die is a Brenda Walton Sizzix product. The foil card stock was from a DCWV 6x6 paper pack that I purchased from HM Ben Franklin Crafts. I also didn't show the sparkle 12x12 pad from which I obtained the blue sparkle card stock. I couldn't believe it, but I found this holiday pack in the clearance section of BFC! There are so many marvelous everyday bargain priced items for you to discover in your locally owned HM Ben Franklin Crafts stores. They are definitely your one-stop shop for crafting supplies. Merry Crafting!