This card was created by Christina, my roomie from Stampin' Up! Leadership Convention in Palm Springs this past January. We had a great time sight seeing, shopping and oh yes, attending some great classes and creating some great samples! I enjoy meeting up with friends from across the country and continent at Stampin' Up! events – Christina's in Manitoba so it was nice to be able to spend some time with her.
Anyway – Christina's used the Top Note Die to highlight the tree image from Snow Swirled (it's a popular holiday stamp set, judging by the number of swap samples I received with images from it!). The tree and sentiment are embossed in silver, with sponged ink highlighting the tree and distressed edges of cardstock. It looks like Christina's pried apart a rhinestone brad (one of the Circle Ice brads) to place a "star" at the top of the tree – a sparkly touch to finish off the card!