I really liked the sketch as soon as I saw it and I thought it would work equally well on a square card so that's what I made. I used SU! Marina Mist CS to make a 5 3/4" square card. I embossed the white panel with a snowflakes folder. As Freshly Made challenges stipulate that they want 'clean' cards (not clean and simple, just clean) I resisted sponging the edges of panels with ink and I've tried to keep to clean lines. For my tag, I stamped the tree in Night of Navy ink, die cut the rounded tag shape and then glittered the whole tag. To glitter, I patted my VersaMark pad all over the tag, poured on Heat & Stick powder, heated it until it was sticky, sprinkled on Dazzling Diamonds and gave it a quick blast with my heat gun to set the glitter. I added a Night of Navy mat and a clip with Marina Mist ribbon tied on in a knot. Before gluing down the white panel I added three rhinestone brads. I've added my sentiment to the punched Decorative Label frame so where the sketch suggested a sentiment, I've put the brads instead. I added thin Night of Navy strips either side of the white panel. I stamped and punched the sentiment label and popped the tag and label up.
Of course, it wouldn't be a Ruth M card without a stamped inside and envelope! - and here's what I did. I inked the tree with Night of Navy ink and stamped three times without re-inking. I stamped a Hero Arts sentiment inside and added a snowflake embossed Marina Mist strip to the bottom of the envelope front.
I'm going to grab a quick bite to eat and then I'll tackle the Swirls & Pearls Simply Stampin' challenge. Happy stamping everyone, hope you manage to get inky for World Card Making Day!
Stamps: SU! Lovely As A Tree, Four Frames & Contempo Christmas sets, Hero Arts Very Merry Christmas clear set
CS: SU! Marina Mist, Night of Navy & Whisper White
Ink: SU! Marina Mist & Night of Navy, VersaMark
Tools: Sizzix Rounded Tags Framelits dies, SU! Decorative Label punch, Cuttlebug snowflakes embossing folder from Winter Wonderland set
Embellishments & accessories: SU! Heat & Stick powder, SU! Dazzling Diamonds, SU! Marina Mist grosgrain ribbon, SU! wire clip, 3d foam tape