Here is my card using the SSSC257 layout - and my first Christmas card for 2015!
The only stamping on this is the snowflake. I wanted to try a blended sky and was pleased with it but need to practice a bit more. I used four Tim Holtz Distress inks: weathered wood, dusty concord, tumbled glass and salty ocean and blended them all together with a blending sponge. The die is from Memory Box and it's called Country Landscape. I added some sparkle to the rooftops and a big, bright moon in the corner.