Friday, August 14, 2009

I Believe In Santa Clause

Today I made a card using a cheap stamp combined with the most expensive stamp I've ever bought. Last year I saw some card using this Santa from Rubber Stampede, and I couldn't resist hunting one down. I paid as much for this darn stamp as I usually do for a set. But I absolutely love it. Then I ran across some Studio G stamps that had the "always believe" in it, and I knew it would go perfectly with my cute little Santa image. Here is a card I made last year before Christmas (before I had any copics that gave me a good skin color), and a little tag I made using just part of Santa's face. I want to get some of that glossy stuff to put on his glasses. The cards I've seen with the glossy stuff covering his glasses look so realistic, they are really neat. This card is 4 1/4" square.

Stamps: SU Bold Snowflakes, Rubber Stampede Santa, Studio G
Ink: PTI Dark Chocolate, Colorbox Silver, Versamark
Copics: R00, YG95, B21, RV13
CS: PTI Ripe Avocado, Spring Rain, White
Accessories: Circle Nestabilities, Scallop Circle Nestabilites, Ranger Clear Embossing Powder

15 comments:

laos348 said...

That Santa is one of the best stamps EVER! Your card came out great!

Tasha Hickert said...

Ooohhh I can see why you would pay more for this Santa. Can you emboss his lenses with clear? Not sure what a versa pen would do on Copics?

I like your embossed snowflakes too!

Chris said...

i too love this stamp...someone sent me a couple stamped images of this...now where did i put those for safe keeping? great now i'm going to have to go find them b4 i can enjoy the pti release...LOL great card!! remember thanksgiving, my fave holiday, comes B4 xmas, so make sure you make some of them cards too!!! LOL

Tenia Nelson said...

Love this card!!

Michelle said...

Love this old world Santa stamp - - worth every cent. And that Studio G sentiment is just perfect with this. Love seeing blue and green together on a Christmas card too.

Caryl P said...

This Santa image was worth every penny you paid, especially once you hit it with the copics! Love the card and the embossed snowflakes realy make it pop.

Stamping Mutt said...

Stunning Christmas card! I do love this Santa image - very vintage! I love how you embossed the background snowflakes. Sometimes even those dollar stamps can make a card pop too!

Alma =)

laurie said...

He's a great santa! I can see why you paid more for him. Well worth it!

Susan (peebsmama) said...

You did a really fabulous job coloring this santa image. It really is equisite and I know that it goes for quite a bit of money.

Leigh Ann Baird said...

I love that Santa! This is a beautiful card!

Kerri said...

I've seen that image before, and it is awesome! You did a fabulous job with it!!!

JazzyH said...

Very pretty!

My lifes inky escape and more said...

I love this! It's and awesome card with Santa!

Anita Hovey said...

GREAT card...I've got a similar very expensive santa stamp and thi smight inspire me to try it out today :)

Anita Hovey said...

GREAT card...I've got a similar very expensive santa stamp and thi smight inspire me to try it out today :)