My card for the Pixie Snippets challenge this week is another Christmas card, this time incorporating some stamping. I started by finding a square snippet of Centura pearl card from which I cut an aperture thus forming a frame for my scene. Of course this leaves me with a die cut label shape to add to my pile of useful scraps!! I then roughly marked out the aperture shape onto a snippet of plain white card, sponged in some sky and produced the little winter scene using some free stamps which came with the latest Creative Stamping magazine (lots of very usable stamps in this set). I embossed the outer frame with a stone wall embossing folder before mounting it over the little scene using foam pads. The other snippets used were some holly sprigs which were snipped with scissors from the remains of a printed sheet used recently (Nordic Christmas) and a poinsettia stamped a couple of times, cut out and layered. The greeting was stamped then layered onto a faux washi tape style of backing made by trimming the ends of a small snippet of green card with fancy-cut scissors.
Edited: I received a lovely comment from Sally H (thanks) who mentioned this card would fit the current challenge at Stamping Sensations so I'm popping it onto their blog as well
Stamped Scene and Greeting - free stamps from Creative Stamping magazine
Stamped Poinsettia - Stampin' Up Reason for the Season set
Holly sprigs - printed from Crafter's Companion CD Nordic Christmas section
Embossing Folder - Crafter's Companion Textures range