The owner of my LSS, Heather's Stamping Haven, lent me this great stamp. It's been discontinued so it's been fun to play with it. I really like the image. I stamped it with Versamagic, which really suits the fine detail line art. It seemed to fit perfectly on this background that had been kicking around on my desk for a while. I made it too long ago to remember any of the colours I used, but they are chalk inks for the background, and pigment inks (including brilliance) for the snowflakes. The santa is matted on some green velvet paper (gorgeous!), which I scored with my stylus for mitered corners. See the silver punched snowflake? It symbolizes all that is good and all that is bad about saving scraps. I punched it out about 6 (7?) years ago at my mother's house one Christmas, during one of our first stamping marathons. It's punched from some silver wrapping paper (that had seen many a present, and the last usable bits of it were punched into snowflakes). I have carted that snowflake around for ages, lost it (when I wanted to use it), found it (when I didn't), and now moved it to a whole different house. It finally found its home on this card and to be honest, I was a bit sad to see it gone. Still, it was gratifying to use it, somehow justifying its long tenure in my stamping stash.
A few other details: lenses are done in Crystal Effects, snowflakes highlighed with blue glitter pen (Sakura), frames highlighted with silver glitter pen.
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Stamp credits: Santa Collage (Rubber Stampede), snowflakes (various, including Sunshine Designs for tiny one), sentiment (Heather's Stamping Haven)