This is the Christmas card I created and mailed this year.
I went back to the beginning. This Stampin’ Up! Snow Globe stamp set was the very first stamp set I purchased in 2002. I L.O.V.E. snow globes.
This got really complex, lots of layers of details that mattered to me. I heat embossed the snow globe on white cardstock, then watercolored the water and the base with my Kuretake watercolors. I heat embossed the trees, then colored with Copic markers. Stickles helped me add glitter to the globe, and Wink of Stella added sparkle to the tree stars.
Here is my card from 2002. Please excuse the quality of the photo – I had a scanner, no digital camera. Almost the same number of details as my current one, just different products. I colored the image with Crayola colored pencils (out of one of the offspring pencil pouches!), added a blue shadow with chalk, used glitter fabric paint with extra super fine glitter sprinkled in, and a gold gel pen for the stars. All on confetti white cardstock, because that was heavier than Stampin’ Up! Whisper White (still to this day, I don’t know how Stampin’ Up! demonstrators make due with Whisper White as a card base – too flimsy!). Looks a bit rustic now!
Christmas prep update: gift tags done, gift wrapping done, calendar almost done. Cleaning today. And making crab dip for tomorrow.
Here is my last batch of gift tags for this year:
Supplies (top card only): Stamps – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Papertrey Ink White, Stampin’ Up! Handsome Hunter (retired), Real Red, inks – Copic BG18, E19, E57, G46, G99, Kuretake 61, 90, VersaFine Onyx Black, Wink of Stella clear, dies – Spellbinders, embossing folder – Provo Craft, embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Ranger Liquid Platinum, Crystal Stickles.