I had one card left in my "To Do Stash" that was needed for my brother. It is a Liz Thayer original design that I changed just a tiny bit. On Liz's card she snowflaked the area that would show through the tree oval only. I decided to snowflake my entire area so that the edges of the snowflakes peeked out along the layered edges. In addition, I added a dot of glue here and there and sprinkled Dazzling Diamonds glitter randomly on this layer as well and on the sentiment band to add a little sparkle. For my sentiment band, I decided to fishtail the ends rather than leave them straight. I also decided to leave off the twine bow that was on the original and to lower the band more to the bottom of the oval at the base of the tree trunk, rather than mid-way up the trunk. I then added glitter snow domes to each of the four front corners.
My changes were subtle, and therefore, my card retains much of the same flavor as its original. Take a peek below at the card and its inside design with verse that I created to compliment its front.
Ingredients: Stampin' Up products - Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Red Glimmer. Stamps: Lovely As A Tree; Snow Place (sentiment/ snowflakes). Ink: Garden Green; White Craft. Dies: Peaceful Pines (star); Top Note BigZ (retired). Punch: Itty Bitty Accents-Star (retired). Dazzling Diamond Glitter. Rhinestones. Other - Crystal Stickers: Glitter Domes.