Just sharing a card I made for my husband for Christmas. Luckily, he doesn't mine cute & cuddly cards so that makes cardmaking much easier
The card base is KW Doggett Knight white smooth cardstock and first of all, I worked out where I was going to stamp the image so I knew where to do the bottom dry embossing. The snowflakes embossing is a border folder from an older Cuttlebug (Provocraft) set called Winter Borders. I added a score line above and below the embossing using a Martha Stewart Mini Score board and trimmed off the excess cardstock at the bottom. I punched a scrap of aqua glitter cardstock using an EK Success Scalloped Scallops border punch then attached it using Ranger Wonder tape.
I stamped the Penny Black image using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I coloured the image using Prismacolor + Derwent Coloursoft pencils, paper stumps and Odourless Mineral Spirits ie: using the Gamsol Magic aka Magic Coloured Pencil technique. I actually messed up the colouring on the bird as I coloured him in red and orange and it looked awful against the coolness of the colours on the hedgehog - so I simply restamped and coloured it in the blue and green hues and cut it out, went around the edges with a black Copic multiliner and glued it over the red and orange bird. Phew! And you can barely tell!
I went over all the images with a black Copic multiliner for any lines that needed darkening up and also the eyes which does make a big difference to how nice the final image looks.
I went over the scarf using a Wink of Stella clear glitter brush but you can't tell in the photo; it does add a soft sparkle that I can get away with on a guy's card (well, for my husband at least!). I also added some Kaisercolour blue chalk around the image and Stampendous Cotton White Fun Flock mixed with fine Crystalina glitter on the bottom for snow.
The snowflakes were punched from aqua shimmer cardstock and a Martha Stewart Snow Flurry edge punch ie: they are the leftover punchies. I added some tiny Couture Creations silver rhinestones to the centres.
For the top panel: I punched some scrap white cardstock using a Martha Stewart Icicles edge punch then ran the panel through my Big Shot using the same snowflake border I used on the bottom. I added a small strip of aqua glitter cardstock using Ranger Wonder Tape then attached the panel to my card using Stampin' Up Fuse Fast adhesive. Lastly, I tied on some aqua organza ribbon from my stash and added some Fray Stop to the cut ends to stop them from fraying. I didn't add a sentiment 'cos I couldn't figure out where to put one and just put one on the inside!