I have admitted in past posts that I have very few artistic skills and that has not changed. But I am working to learn new skills and this is my first really homemade Christmas card. I did use some stencils and added my own freehand embellishments. I used a toothpick to add the red berries on the second page of the card. But, being an inveterate inventor I made my own texture paste for the snowflakes with blue acrylic paint and had some real problems getting good results but they have a true raised texture. (I failed to show the many rejects that really frustrated me)! For all of the embossing I used my own homemade embossing powder made from Pledge floor finish. (Put embossing in the search box if you are interested in this project). I also used a modified heat set ink from Speedball which is designed for silk screening. I know that I will never catch up with my creative and innovative readers/viewers but I am trying to get better. It just take me more time! No matter how you celebrate the holiday I wish all a meaningful and loved filled time of the year, Ken.