My first SWAP for the Portland Regionals is a Christmas Card.  If you are on my Christmas Card list, some of you might get one for Christmas since I had a few left over. 

For this card, I used:

Stamps: Peaceful Season

Ink: VersaMark Stamp Pad, Garden Green Classic Stampin’ Pad
Card Stock: Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Always Artichoke, Sahara Sand, Not Quite Navy
Designer Series Paper: Deck the Halls
Accessories: Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Basic Pearls Jewels, Decorative Label Punch

There are really no special tricks to this card.  I used the clear embossing powder on the Whisper White so I could get the dove to show up the way I wanted.  For embossing the ornament, I first stamped it in Garden Green and then cut out the ornament.  Then I used my Versamark marker to add the silver embossing powder.  Other than the time it takes to cut all the small details, this is actually a fast card to create for the holidays.
 
The stamp set is a Level 2 Hostess set from the Holiday Mini so you do need to host a qualifying workshop to earn this stamp set.  I still have openings on my calendar for November so just call to book your show.  Too busy for a traditional show?  Consider a catalog show.  Visit the promotions page to the right for information about the current Stampin’ Up! promotions.
 
God Bless and Happy Stampin’!
Charity