Hello!!! I hope this post finds you well!!!
I really had fun making this card. The stamps I used are all from Quietfire Design. I've used 2 new snowflake images in the background from THIS set and Happy Birthday is from THIS set.
For the background I've done the wrinkle free distress technique using tumbled glass, salty ocean, and wilted violet. On this I stamped the flourishy snowflake with embossing ink, embossed with Ranger's Sticky Embossing Powder and then added silver foil. Some of the snowflakes I didn't get inked well enough and they are pretty sketchy and others you can see more. A happy accident that I think looks really good. The smaller, more bold snowflake is stamped with wilted violet (stamping off once before stamping on the background) and some with broken china.
Across the background is a border die cut (Sizzix, Tim Holtz), cut from Idea-ology Deco Sheets silver.
For that beautiful "bunch" I've used 3 different cutting dies - all Sizzix, Tim Holtz. There is a pine branch cut from green card and then I've partly embossed it with Ranger's white embossing powder so it looks like there is snow. Next is a large snowflake cut from Ranger's Foil Cardstock and then color added with Alcohol Inks Purple Twilight and Pool. Next is a smaller snowflake also cut from Foil Cardstock and then Dry Rock Candy Glitter is glued to it using Glossy Accents. I did leave some random spots without glitter. In the center is an Idea-ology Gumdrop colored with Purple Twilight Alcohol Ink.
Happy Birthday is stamped with Archival Ink Jet Black on a scrap of white card, cut free hand and edges inked with Distress Ink Wilted Violet.
I love how this came together!!!!!