Instead of stamping though, I used patterned paper for all my layers.
I used the bottom right corner of a patterned 12x12" sheet of scrapbook paper (the bottom left corner was used for my Penguin card on THIS post).
Since this was my first time doing this type of layering, I wasn't sure how deep I wanted the layers. I used the Stampin' Up Dimensionals instead of regular foam tape because they give height without giving too much height. For the little banner at the bottom, I used a dimensional at each end and a regular foam tape piece in the center for a slightly bowed effect.
I dressed up the inside of the card a little, and also made a matching envelope. :-)
My penguin card was chosen for an Honourable Mention over at Merry Monday's, so that was quite a thrill as well.
I am sure enjoying making my Christmas cards this way - one at a time with no pressure to make multiples. I'm also enjoying making my cards in this larger size instead of the A2 that I have done for so many years.
Thanks for stopping by today!