Christmas Current, Year 9

Wow, I've been doing this 9 years?!? I've already posted this year's card, but I'll do it again here. It was my creation for the Holiday Mini swap, using the Snow Burst set.

This color (Purely Pomegranate) is absolutely wonderful, and I LOVE this wide satin ribbon. I hope we see more of it in the future! The white layers here are Shimmery White. I randomly stamped the smallest 4 flakes from Snow Burst around the top 3/4 of the card. "Season's Greetings" is stamped at the bottom. The Large Snowflake in the center was also stamped on Shimmery White. First I did the Bold image snowflake using Purely Pomegranate. Next I stamped the larger Outline snowflake using Versamark and heat embossed with Hologram Highlights. Too bad the "sparkle" doesn't scan well! I added a Half-Pearl from the Pretties kit in the center. Tied the ribbon around the Shimmery White layer using a square knot.

I am doing half in Vanilla and half in White for the cards we're mailing. The Pretties kits come with both Vanilla & White pearls. SU! doesn't have Vanilla Shimmery CS, but it is available other places!

Hopefully you've enjoyed all these Holiday cards! I produce these each year assembly line style. Once your card is determined, just break it down into manageable steps. For instance on this one, I started by cutting the White (and Vanilla) layers. I then took the smallest layer and stamped the Bold Purely Pomegranate snowflake, then went back and embossed the second flake. Next I cut all the PP CS in half for card bases, folded each in half, and stamped my "Hand Stamped By" on the back. Seasons Greetings was the next step on the larger White (and Vanilla) layers. Currently I'm working on the random snowflakes around the top. Ribbon will be next, followed lastly by pearls. I will stamp a greeting of some sort inside (haven't figured that out yet!). Address labels will be used on Shimmery envelopes, and most will include a family picture and computer generated Holiday message.

Seasons Greetings to you all! Thanks for stopping by.

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