Something I try to do when making Thank You Cards for the winter holidays is to use more of a winter theme than a holiday theme. By the time we send out Thank You Cards, most of us are a bit weary of traditional holiday themes. But winter is still around, so why not celebrate one of the prettiest winter themes – snow!
Stampin’ Up! has made it easy for us to create cards with a snow theme this year with their Joyful Flurry Bundle, including the Joyful Flurry Stamp Set and the Frosted Flurry Dies. Add in the Snowflake folder in the Wintry 3D Embossing Folder set, and you can almost feel the snowflakes in today’s card.
For the center strip in this card, I tapped my Starry Night ink pad all over one side of the inside of the embossing folder (the side with the Stampin' Up! logo on the outside). The indentations do not pick up the ink. Place your cardstock inside the folder on the side that is not inked up, close the folder. Run it through the embossing machine then carefully open the folder and slide the cardstock out. To clean the folder, run it under a faucet until there is no more ink.
Here's the sketch for this card. While the inked center strip is shown as 2 3/4" x 5 1/2", the piece of cardstock that I inked was larger (3 1/4" x 6"). I trimmed it down afterwards to the final size.
For the inside of the card, stamp a vertical line of small snowflakes from the Joyful Flurry stamp set along the right side of the 4" x 5 1/4" piece of Basic White. Enjoy cardmaking and stay warm! Hugs, se