What new thing did I use? Impression Obsession's Pine Branch! I've wanted it for so long. It reminds me of some of the many European Christmas cards we would get on occasion while I grew up. I can hardly wait to use it again with green cardstock!
I stamped and white heat embossed the snowflake background and then added the silver embossed "Merry Christmas".
With a white ink pad I gently rubbed a little around the edges of the blue, and masked the frame to get a little on the inside of the frame. Bazzill Metallic Silver cardstock was used with Spellbinder's Labels Eight to make the frame and the Martha Stewart punched Jingle Bells. I also put Star Dust Stickles all over the pine branches.
For more detail photos check out my blogpost - http://glimmercraft.blogspot.ca/2013/09/something-new-dt-christmas-card.html