Friday, August 22, 2008

Santa Claus is Coming to Town

I just received the Magnolia stamps I had ordered from Phebe at The Town Scrapper and I had to create something with them.
It ended up being quite large, 8.5 inches by 5.5 inches. I did not close it but left it as a single sheet. I first cut the white piece and stamped snowflakes which I embossed with stardust and they just sparkle. I used my Spica pen in red and placed dots around the outer edge. Next the images.

This Magnolia stamp is Edwin`s House so I thought I would try to make it Christmas. I used Prismacolored Pencils with OMS and then highlighted the door and windows. I used Hot Cinnamon on the doors and Ginger Peach and Gold Dust on the windows. I used browns on the edges of the houses and tried to give them more depth. I am thinking about putting small wreaths on the doors but I don`t have a small enough stamp for that.

I love the Santa. He is done using H2Os for the red, Prismacolored pencils for the black and green and the white is thick acrylic paint. I am late posting this because it takes overnight for the thick acrylic to dry.

The sentiment is from an old Stampin Up set I got on ebay called Happiest Holidays. I love the saying. I stamped it first in SU garden green and then used the green spica pen to dress it up. I also embossed some snowflakes on it. I used my Cuttlebug and my square nestibilities. I then used the Hot Cinnamon again around the embossed edge.

The ribbon on top is a scrap from Boutique Ribbons and a Hodgepodge clip finishes off. You could hand the card using the clip.

It is really warm today, 30C and I now want it too cool done some. Yes I did complain about the heat two days ago but hey, I`m fussy. Guess I best be getting supper ready. I hope you all went for the blog candy I listed or may be you shouldn't`t since I would to win it!

See you later



Kim said...

I love this. wonderful. Kimx

Claudia Rosa said...

heather you did wonderful :-)!!! that santa... love love these combined stamps!

great card

All Pink girl said...

Wow its gorgeous ,fab card Heather ,brilliant work ,Dawnxx