Start with a plain background, then cut a mat of the exact same color to go on top. You'll attach it with 3D adhesive (like glue dots) so it will be slightly raised from the background. This will give you a little shadow, which looks amazing with a variety of colors.
Then add two large and two small, coordinating embellishments, staying in the bottom right hand half of the card. The upper left hand corner will be blank, letting your color shine through.
A matted phrase in the corner balances out your creative card.
The snowflakes are punched from a light blue decorator paper to give just a hint of color. There are light blue gems in the center of each one.
The hand-stamped phrases is matted on the same dark blue card stock, and I used clear white gems to dot the i's.
For more creative inspiration, come visit our Etsy shop. You'll find hundreds of handmade cards and paper crafts, plus you might find a gift or two - for yourself or someone special.