I bought the magazine, and not just for that ad...there are great articles, recipes, etc., and besides, I don't wear Fruit of the Loom. : ) I basically built the card from the outside in, because I thought of snowflakes. For the main image piece I used masking, lightly inked with the inkpad and stamped part of SU! French Flair to give the whole snow blowing effect. Then stamped Inkadinkado lamp post and used Twinkling H2O's on the bow and leaves, and also to give a candlelight glow. It really shows up in the picture because of the flash, but IRL the glow is much more subtle. Trimmed with deckle edged scissors, inked it a bit and put it on another piece of white CS. I don't have any snowflake stamps (gasp!) so I used a piece of 1/16" sticky back craft foam with my Cuttlebug snowflake die, stuck them to tiny acrylic blocks and voila` snowflake stamps! Stamped those lightly all over the front, deckled that layer and put it on a blue mat, attached all that to a white card base. The sentiment is a silver outline sticker, and it really got blasted out with the flash, but looks great IRL.
For the inside, again I stamped a bunch of snowflakes, this time adding CB's new big snowflake after making it into a stamp with the craft foam. I cut the two curlycew "springs" out of acetate I saved from product packaging, glued them down on opposite sides and put them together in the center. They actually come apart so the whole thing can lay flat. I used the CB snowflakes again to cut out 12 sets of snowflakes from silver metallic CS that I had run through my Xyron so they would be premade stickers. I sandwiched the spring between each snowflake set. I'm waiting for a sentiment stamp that I will stamp in the center of the snowflakes, but I wanted to go ahead and get this posted and move on...
I did save the original ad, because I think it would be cute to case for a double page spread in a scrapbook.
Stamps: Inkadinkado lamp, SU! French Flair, homemade Cuttlebug flakes.
Paper: The Paper Studio CS, Making Memories silver CS.
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Twinkling H2O's, acetate, outline sticker, craft foam, deckle scissors.