I've been looking for a SANTA HEAD image for a long time now. I didn't want him to be too "sketchy" or too "cartoony". Just a nice image to colour in and use for Christmas cards.
My ALL TIME favourite SANTA HEAD stamp is the GUMBALL GRAPHICS SANTA (you can see it here on Nancy's Blog - she used to have one and sold it!!!!).
I also like the Santa Collage from Rubber Stampede . The first one is out of production now and VERY RARE and the second one keeps selling out!
Last week I stumbled upon this one and thought - ooooohhh - I could colour that one very nicely with my new COPIC markers!. So I ordered it from Sherry at Inkspirations and it arrived this week. Very fast shipping I might add!
I also got my 6x6 paper packs of Basic Gray Figgy paper - YUMMMMMY!!!!!
So I put together this card:
Here's a close up of the face & glasses (using Crystal Effects and glitter pen).
Can you see how much I coloured in his hair and beard? I used various shades of light gray COPICS.
This is a close up of the greeting. I used a stamp that read MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS but I omitted the LITTLE by using a black marker instead of an ink pad. I punched it out using the small OVAL punch from SU! and punched out a VELLUM mat using the large OVAL punch from SU!
I picked up some new ribbon from Michaels and thought this black VELVET with red SATIN on the other side would be the right touch for this card.
I like the way it turned out. What do you think?