I made two versions of a card (just a minor difference). Here's the first one:
I followed the current Freshly Made Sketches sketch:
Since everything was white-on-white, I used a strip of paper from MME Mistletoe Magic under my sentiment for some color and contrast. The tree is from Hero Arts, stamped in Hero Arts Silver, then embossed with SU silver embossing powder.
The tree is very shiny:
I made a second version with a strip of paper from Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses:
This one is a lot softer and of course, a less traditional color.
This second card is also inspired by the current Fusion challenge:
The sentiment is from an A Muse set (and red rubber). I actually cut off the bottom half of it (I consider it customizing, as I'll probably never use that part of the sentiment). I stamped it on a very narrow strip of paper, so I used my MISTI to line it up perfectly.
Compared to my last card, I can see why I'm migrating more toward CAS designs these days. :)
Oh, and just for grins, this is the card that inspired me to take out that tree stamp:
Sorry about the quality of the photo. Instagram isn't very screen-capture-friendly.
Thanks for stopping by!
Some of the stuff I used: Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses 6x6 paper pad, A Muse Holiday Greetings Inside & Out, SU silver embossing powder, MME Mistletoe Magic 6x6 paper pad, silver sequins, and the following: