I also knew just what stamps I was going to use on the card. In Claire's last stamp release she designed some fabulous round images - Around Christmastime - and there's a large image of Santa's head in this set that I thought was perfect for the large circle in the sketch. But instead of doing traditional colours for Santa - I opted for a blue look!! I stamped the image and embossed it with detail silver, then I coloured Santa's hat using Memento Paris Dusk - I wanted a dark blue hat - and then added glitter to the edge of his hat. I used Polar White Flower Soft to make Santa's beard. I added some colour to the words and flourish using a Sakura stardust pen. The backing paper is from the Smirk Men paper set - just love those stripes! And finally, instead of a button, in the same stamp set there is a lovely stamp that says "Nice Person" - which I stamped twice and embossed once in silver and once in blue; I cut out the centre in blue and raised up it. Finally, I added some peeloffs, which I coloured to match, to our special son. I'm really pleased how the card turned out and hope that Ben likes it too. So here it is:
|This one's for Ben - our very special son, whom we love very much!!
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Around Christmastime
Paper: Smirk - Men set
Ink: Memento - Paris Dusk
Spellbinders: Circles - plain and inverted circles
Embossing Powder: Stampendous - Detail Silver; Cosmic Shimmer - Steel Blue Aurora Black
Accessories: Glitter; Flower Soft - Polar White; Sakura Stardust pen; Peeloffs - Dawn Bibby; Promarkers
As you may well have realised, this is a scheduled post, as we're having Christmas at my parents-in-law!! We always have a huge Christmas with them. Do drop by again tomorrow, when I have another card scheduled to see. Hope everyone has had a wonderful Christmas.