Tuesday, 25 November 2008

Santa collage

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.

Thanks for stopping by.

Stamp credits: Santa Collage (Rubber Stampede), snowflakes (various, including Sunshine Designs for tiny one), sentiment (Heather's Stamping Haven)


  1. Thats really nice karen. So, are you making 65 of them to send to everyone you know or what?


  2. Beautiful card, love the background!

  3. This is gorgeous....I love the colours. Joan