September 15, 2010


After posting a few Halloween cards I figured it was time for a Christmas card.  Because it took me a little bit to do all of this coloring I decided to keep the rest of my card simple.  My image was colored using my SU markers and then I layered it onto a piece of real red card stock.  I left my background plain and unembossed, I wanted a more clean look.

My sentiment is from SU's Christmas Greetings stamp set. Last week I went crazy looking for this stamp set because I couldn't find it and I use this sentiment all the time. I ended up finding it behind one of my other stamp sets.

One more thing I wanted to mention....sometimes I receive some questions and I wanted to address why I almost always layer my card base directly onto a card rather than just creating a one layer card.

This card for example could have been a one layer card (OLC), however I really prefer not to be able to see any ribbon (eyelets, brads, etc.) from the inside of my cards and so I always layer my card fronts that have ribbon or any time of embellishments on them.

Well, I have to run. It's another busy night for us tonight. It's meet the teachers night for my older daughter and so I want to have supper ready early tonight. Have a great night and tomorrow I will be back with another card!

Stamps: Old Fashioned Christmas, Christmas Greetings
Card Stock: White, Real Red
Ink: Black Stazon
Supplies: Ribbon, SU Markers, Stamp-a-ma-jig Pin It

8 comments:

Pat (mspfd) said...

This is lovely. What a wonderful Santa image which you colored beautiful. Your simple design is a show stopper!

Paige said...

what patience you had for coloring this detailed image. I like how you then kept the rest of the card CAS.

Dixie said...

Wonderful card, beautifully coloured! I love the classic design of this card, very elegant.

Carrie said...

Wonderful christmas card. Love your coloring and I agree I like it really clean with no embossing.

Emkay said...

Such a jolly looking Santa! A beautiful clean card.

ScrappyJess said...

Very pretty! That sure is a lot of coloring!

Karen Howard said...

Wow, this is beautiful!

Shelly Schmidt said...

You are so fabulous with your markers- beautiful and LOVE the Santa. TFS