Given that I make so very many Christmas cards each year, it's no surprise that I have to vary the color choices a bit to keep from going insane. Christmas green and red, or blues for snowy cards, grow boring very quickly. So today's card shakes it up a bit with Baja Breeze and River Rock from Stampin'Up.
And layers. Because sometimes even I have to layer.
The stamps are from Papertrey's Snowflake Serenade, which has been around for a long time. But the snowflakes in the set are simply lovely, and there are two big words--peace and joy--with assorted little words to embellish the big word on the outside of the card and inside. A very cleverly designed set.
A single snowflake reminds me of the Christmas star and so seems doubly meaningful for those of us who have a chance at a white Christmas.
I don't always double-mat, but when I do, I generally make the bottom mat bigger than the top mat. Not only does it add interest, it also grounds whatever your stamped panel contains more firmly to the card base. For stamped panels where nothing is leaking off the panel (stamped part-way on, part-way off the panel), using different-size mats can help unify the whole design.
It's very hot in Ohio today, but just looking at the colors of this card gives me hope that, indeed, we will have some snow this winter.
stamps: Papertrey Snowflake Serenade
ink: SU river rock, baja breeze
paper: PTI White, SU river rock, baja breeze
accessories: half pearl, dimensionals