I made two cards, but I started both of them in similar ways. I cut down a piece of black cardstock to be 4.25 " by 5.5 " and sprayed them with some silver shimmer spray. I covered most of the cardstock, but the little bits of black that peek through are super shimmery! I grabbed the Plaid Background Stamp from Concord & 9th and stamped it on both pieces of black cardstock with Versamark ink. I embossed one piece with Hero Arts Silver Embossing Powder and the other with Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder. Then I used the skinny lines to add the details - Gold lines on the silver background and silver lines on the gold background.
I die cut the Warm Winter Scene Cover Plate Die twice - once from white cardstock and once from gold glitter cardstock. I love this die! I think it's essential and so versatile! I have so many ideas to use it for every season and all kinds of cards!
I chose to accent the primarily silver background with the gold glitter houses, but I didn't think they popped enough, so I added some white cardstock behind them to help them stand out. I arranged the houses and trees at the bottom of my card - some flat and some popped up with foam squares.
I added a sentiment from the Pretty Pink Posh Christmas Friends stamp set, but the Reindeer Friends stamp set is in stock in the shop and has amazing sentiments with the same font! I added Spectrum Noir Clear Shimmer to the houses and to the sentiment strip because all Christmas cards should shine!
I used the white houses on my second card and arranged them differently around the card to form a visual triangle. I added Spectrum Noir shimmer to the die cuts and to the sentiment strip on this card as well.
These cards really didn't take long to make and I love all of the shine and shimmer! I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas!