I used a square white card as a base and then got busy with my Big Shot embossing white CS and then I punched out my tiles with a square punch.. I decided I would stick to all white squares but add a pop of colour with some black. I stamped the sentiment, added ribbon and a brad to one square and then popped all the squares up.
I thought it would be fun to carry the embossing through to the inside of the card so I used my Happy Birthday Cuttlebug folder. I mounted the panel over a strip of the striped ribbon. I then embossed the envelope flap to finish off.
As I was making the card I remembered I've recently got some gorgeous SU! Brushed Silver CS and I thought that would look fabulous embossed. I decided to make a Christmas card this time, still using a white card base but with silver squares. I opted to punch a window at the bottom right of the card. I stamped a sentiment onto Island Indigo CS, heat embossed it with silver embossing powder, punched out a circle and popped it up on a Brushed Silver square. The Brushed Silver CS does emboss beautifully but I still think I prefer the embossed white CS, it just has the edge for me!
I added a circular sentiment element inside the card and a punched snowflake circle to the envelope flap. These cards were fun to make - I've never used so many embossing folders in one day!
Stamps: Penny Black 'Great Day', Hero Arts 'Warm Wishes', Stampendous 'Snow Brackets' & snowflake Celebrate the Season stamp from SU! So Many Scallops set
CS: PaperMania white square card blanks, SU! Brushed Silver, Island Indigo & Whisper White CS
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Island Indigo
Tools: various embossing folders, 1 3/8" square punch, circle punches & circle Nestabilities dies
Embellishments & accessories: silver embossing powder, pink & black striped grosgrain ribbon, black brad, 3d foam tape