I was surprised to see that I hadn't inked up Stampin' Up!'s Snow Swirled set at all this year! I used it a TON last year! So, when the sketch for Stamping 411 needed a large focal element, I pulled it out. I decided to use some unusual Christmas colors, though. I saw a card done by Ilina Crouse that used Orchid Opulence and Bashful Blue colors and thought they were beautiful! My Orchid Opulence rarely gets used!
I started with a base of Orchid Opulence. I ran the Bashful Blue layer thru the Big Shot with the Petals A Plenty Impressions Folder and added it to the base. I used a Sponge Dauber and changed the color of the White Striped Ribbon to Orchid Opulence with my classic ink pad.
The tree image I stamped in Bashful Blue, then used my Blender Pen to remove the Bashful Blue on the snowflake ornaments and my Orchid Opulence Stampin' Write Marker to color them back in. I added some Dazzling Diamonds to the snowflake ornaments and the star at the top (punched with the Small Star Punch).
I stamped the words Season's Greetings in Basic Black on Orchid Opulence and punched with my Oval Scallop Punch. I added some more dots of Crystal Effects in each of the scallops and added Dazzling Diamonds. Too bad you can't see how pretty this is in person!
I hope you check out the rest of the Stamping 411 Operators fun projects this week and play along with the sketch challenge! We love to see your creations!