Congratulations to Anna for her selection as Featured Stamper 96. Your gallery is full of wonderful cards! You have really nailed the techniques of brayering and the stampscape images. I chose this cardto case. I loved the colors and the layout which I worked into my card.
Last year I picked up this wonderful image from a local rubber stamp artist who considered stamps his babes and specialized in illustrations from the late 1800's. It is so detailed, I inked it with VersaFine onyx black on Neenah smooth white paper. Santa's suit is colored with watercolor pencils as is a touch of rosy to his cheeks. I cut and mounted to two of the Labels 2 mats from Spellbinders. The green is from BG 'Mistletoe and Pears' Christmas Pad and the dusty blue is the Brazzill solids that coordinate with the BG. The card base, a kickstand fold, is also from Mistletoe and Pears...it is the elegant raindeer pattern. I distressed the right edge. My sentiment is inked on a label from Purple Onion Designs. I used Making Memories magnetic letters for the fonts, plus a Dynamo label maker strip for the naughty. I inked the edges with VersaMagic agean blue. To complete the card, I included a magnifying glass (Stampington) so EVERYone could read the note Santa has in his hand. It says, "BE naughty, save SANTA a trip!
Now naughty girls, I don't know about you, but I've been extra sweet to my DH just in case, Santa misses our house this year! Thanks for your comments...I appreciate each one.
Registered: February 12, 2007 Location: Aurora, Colorado Posts: 13656
Sun, Dec 07, 2008 @ 7:02 AM
Wow Susan, this has so many cool layers not to mention the sentiment. Great card. The saga of the naughtly list continues - thank you. This has been so fun to watch the great cards and fun comments. tfs.
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Registered: November 3, 2007 Location: Rochester, NY Posts: 10358
Sun, Dec 07, 2008 @ 7:14 AM
EEEK! This is sooo fun! I love that beautiful Santa image, so much detail! See, Santa can't even BELIEVE his eyes looking at that list....he had to get out his magnifying glass to inspect each and every little name! Nanner, told ya!
Registered: September 12, 2007 Location: Wake Forest, NC Posts: 61618
Sun, Dec 07, 2008 @ 7:43 AM
Is this Christmas card for me, Susan? I must tell you I dont need cards like this; Santa's has had my number for years!
What a perfect image for your card, girl! Love the magnifying glass: I'm so happy he'll see your name right next to mine! Just a super adorable card today, my friend. It's like heaven next to that card you emailed me yesterday! You've been redeemed.
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Registered: April 20, 2005 Location: The only Eaton Rapids on the Earth, Michigan Posts: 57687
Sun, Dec 07, 2008 @ 8:15 AM
Outstanding, my naughty friend, Susan! I love this vintage Santa image and how you highlighted him. And just so you know, Santa is on his way, but ONLY for the Naughty Girls----EARLY this year! Stay tuned.