This is one of the cards we made in my Technique's class last week-end.
The base is Very Vanilla cut at, 4 1/4" x 11. Then we took a another piece of Vanilla, cut at 4" x 5 1/4" and ran it though the Big Shot with the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, (page 214). I wanted the embossed area to be colored in, so we took a brayer inked up in Cherry Cobbler and very carefully, brayered over the entire piece. Its so striking, don't you think? You really don't need much more. So we used our Always Artichoke & Cherry Cobbler markers and colored in the mistletoe stamp from Peaceful Season, (level 2 hostess set, page 6 of the holiday mini) and stamped it on Vanilla, sponged it with Always Artichoke and mounted it on a piece of Artichoke. This is the set that Shelli (Co-founder of Stampin' Up!)gave us at convention along with a Cherry Cobbler ink pad, Deck the Halls dsp & glass glitter, all from the Holiday Mini. Yes you read it right, we got it FREE! And we got to see the products before anyone else, because we couldn't even pre-order from the mini yet. Another perk of being a demo and attending convention. Seems we always get something extra. Okay, back to the card. I stamped the sentiment from Word Play, (page 147) in Cherry Cobbler and punched with the Wide Oval Punch & sponged. That was layered on the Decorative Label Always Artichoke piece. Added some Always Artichoke 1/2" ribbon and some of those gorgeous Rhinestones that are self adhesive.