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Thursday, December 18, 2008

Christmas Cards

This is one of the cards I did for this year's Christmas Cards. Cards are not forte and it takes me a bit to figure out the paper and the mix of all the hundreds of emblishments that are out there. So, I decided, why not just do an ATC. Well, now that was right up my alley, so this is what I came up with. It's one of my all time favorite stamp (by inkadinkado). As you can see by other posts below, I've been using him quite a bit this year. I then tried a bunch of different backgrounds. Patterned papers, watercolored paper, stamped paper, and finally 2 different embossed paper. The ATC was much easier to do then figuring out what to mount it on! lol I finally settled on this embossed one and added a ribbon to just tie the colors together. For the ATC, I colored using markers, pencils, watercolors, and inks. I added textured snow for the cuffs and the hem of Santa's robe and around his hat. To finish it off, I glued on pearlized looking snowflakes. I hope the ladies that get this version of the card, like him.

8 comments:

Kim H. said...

This is stunning! I love the rich wonderful colors!

CattyCat said...

WOW... this is so wonderfu. I am seeing so many on AFA who make their Christmas Cards. I did those 42 ATCs this year, but I think next year I'll start in May and make the cards too. Fun fun.

Have a Holly Jolly Xmas.

Tami B. said...

Love this gorgeous Santa image and you colored him beautifully. The textured snow is just the right touch.

Mere Deaux said...

This is the most beautiful Santa I have seen in a long while. You have colored him beautifully!! A Wonderful card. Thank you!
Jan

Far North said...

Oh I love how you made the ATC into a card! The santa is stunning...you sure know how to bring him to life! What a beauty!
Thanks for sharing!...Jan

flipflops4sherri said...

Ooooooh I love your Santa collection. Very nice. And you draw so beautifully. I wish I had that talent! Sherri

Frankiesue said...

what a lovely collection of Santa's. thanks for sharing your home with us.

tojoco said...

Thanks for sharing your home. I love all your Santas -- and homemade Santas are the best.

 

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