So between running back and forth to the City where they live, and she & baby came to stay for 9 days while hubby was working long hours overtime as journeyman electrician, I didn't get as many hand-made cards done as I usually do each year. However, I made a few christmas cards for special friends and will post them over the next few days.
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This card uses the LaBlanche Santa stamp I purchased last year. After colouring Santa and leaves with Copic markers, I masked him off, and sprayed the background with Smooch Gold spritz. Then distressed the edges with Tim Holtz distressor thingy, sponged with Tea Dye and Vintage Photo DI. I applied white flocking to Santa's fur on his suit and boots, and Crystal Glaze to his glasses. It is layered on holly paper by Basic Grey, another layer (SU label die) from scraps, and green metallic music paper cut with Martha Stewart edge die. Tag is a Spellbinders die, verse from 7 Gypsies "Christmas Greetings" set.
Flower is a ready-made embellie, but it is layered on a Cottage Cutz flourish (part of poinsetta die leftover from doing the poinsettas from another card) covered with Gold Stickles.
I'm entering this card into several challenges as noted below.
Fashionable Stamping Challenges #37 - Mask It
Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Merry Christmas
Make My Monday - Bingo (Patterned Paper, Punches, Distressing)
Party Time Tuesday - Colour Challenge