Monday, November 12, 2007

That Jolly Old Elf

I own several Santa stamps but this one by Stamp Francisco is definitely one of my favorites. It comes in small, medium and large versions. This card was made with the medium. He has such a gentle face and really kind eyes. Just as I imagine the real Santa does.

I stamped Santa with Brillance Graphite Black ink and colored him with Copic markers. It's the first time I have tried blending two dramatically different colors (beige and red for the cheeks) and I played with a copy several times before I was satisfied with the outcome. It's difficult to see in the smaller image but I also used a clear Spica pen to add some sparkle to his beard, eyebrows and baby blue eyes.

I used Nestabilities for the Very Vanilla frame and for the circle for the sentiment which is from Verve Visual. The paper is another My Mind's Eye favorite.

Have a super week, mine will be very busy as we have auditors decending on us for a week or so. I'll post as I can.

Still waiting for someone to claim the blog candy. *sigh*

It's all about the details:
Cardstock: SU Very Vanilla, Bazzill
Patterned paper: My Mind's Eye

Stamps: Stamp Francisco, Verve Visual
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black
Accessories: Ribbon, Copic Markers, Nestabilities, Foam Squares
Tools: Ticket Punch

1 comment:

clhenry99 said...

Oh my gosh Kathy, you just keep outdoihng yourself!!! THis card rocks@