Sunday, December 9, 2007

Santa Baby, hurry down the chimney tonight...

I have had these Basic Grey stamps for a while and they've been calling me...so I finally inked them up and made a card tonight!! I used last week's Sketch Challenge as the starting point, and then chose the Santa Baby image as the focal point for my card. Cute, huh??

I stamped Santa on Watercolor Paper (I use Fabriano brand from Michaels...it comes in a pad), in VersaFine Onyx Black ink. Then I created a mask of Santa and stamped the swirly holly image from Wonderland around him. It was a little stark, so I took my waterbrush (inked in Real Red from my Classic ink pad) and softened the image, and stamped over it again. The holly & berries were inked with Stampin Write Markers (Old Olive & Real Red), and I'm really impressed with how well these stamps took the markers. Pretty good, I'd say!

I don't know if you can see it, but the Real Red panels are stamped with snowflakes in the same ink.

So it's super cold here...it was 80 degrees yesterday, and right now it's 35. For Texas...that is super cold! I'd be ok if there was snow......

Have a great Monday!!!

Stamps: Basic Grey Santa Baby & Winterland
Paper: Papertrey White, Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Old Olive, Watercolor Paper
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Real Red
Accessories: Old Olive & Real Red Markers, Waterbrush, Stickles, Vintage Brads, Paper Piercer & Mat Pack

7 comments:

Kylie S said...

What a lovely card.
K.

jodene said...

Love it!! Great paper behind santa.

Carolyn King said...

Wow..beautiful!
Feeling the chill her in San Antonio too! BRRRR!!!!

Flossie's Follies said...

Santa Baby is adorable.

Lorraine said...

wonderful card. love the layout.

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

Adorable, Shannan! 80 degrees??? We haven't been so lucky!

Christi said...

I am loving this card!! Too cute!

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