Snow is Glistening – Joy and Coastal Cabana

IF you have been following my Facebook page you will know that Stampin’ UP! have a special suite of products that are just available for the month of November ………..or until stocks last – that dreaded statement – which is basically telling us not to prevaricate!

I will be sharing a number of cards over the next few weeks using some of the products from the Snowflake Showcase suite – starting today with the Snow is Glistening Stamp Set  and the White Velvet Paper.

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Ice Storm in North Texas = Stamping Christmas Cards!!!

On Wednesday, December 4th we were basking in 80 degree temperatures, this morning (Friday 6th) we wake up to an ice storm which left about 3 inches of ice and sleet on all the roadways.

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This is the state of our mail box…… it is frozen solid, sure hope the mail man has nothing important to deliver today!

As we  cannot we cannot go anywhere, and to be perfectly truthful, don’t need to go anywhere, today I decided to get stuck into making my Christmas cards.  So I have about 60 in 4 different designs, some to go to friends and family, some for my wonderful and very supportive customers and then the cute little snowmen are for the grand-babies. Here are the fruits of my labours………

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Now to sit down to write and address them ready to post when the ice melts and it is safe to go out again.

Heat Embossed Vellum Card

Heat Embossed Vellum Card

One of the layers of this card is made of vellum which I ‘shadow’ stamped with Crisp Cantaloupe ink, sprinkled with clear embossing powder then set with my heat gun. The underlayer of the card is stamped with Tangerine Tango on Very Vanilla card stock. This gives a pretty 3D effect. The fussy-cut flower is heat embossed in pewter then attached with a stampin dimensional. I used the Fabulous Florets stamp set