Sunday, December 6, 2009

Christmas Magic

Some of my Christmas cards that I'll be sending out this year is this one using the original Gumball Graphics Santa. Gumball Graphics discontinued this stamp and retired the original plates several years ago. I was very fortunate to purchase this stamp from a stamping buddy who decided to sell it.

In making this card I originally was going to go all out with details and embellishments but then decided that this image is so striking that a simple background would be better. So this is the card I came up with. Perhaps in future years when I use this stamp I'll get more elegant/fancy with it, but for now, this is this year's card.

I wanted to show you an upclose view of the image. The artist who designed this stamp gave such wonderful attention to detail and yet, even with the fine details in Santa's eyes and face you almost feel like you are looking at the jolly old elf himself.




Card Recipe:
Stamps: Gumball Graphics Santa, Sentiment stamp is from A Muse Artstamps
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black and Stampin' Up! Brocade Blue
Image colored with Copic Markers
Accessories: Cuttlebug Snowflake embossing folder, Martha Stewart Snowflake punch, Stampin' Up! Slit Punch, Ultra fine glitter, Blue Pearls and Sepia Antique Glass liquid embossing glaze.

Until next time...

Cheers!

Jennifer

15 comments:

  1. Beautiful, I agree with the simple background with this image.... well done. You have my address right?! LOL

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  2. Just had to comment again....this is just STUNNING and I'm so sad to read that this stamp is no longer available!! You are very lucky to have this jolly elf in your collection!

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  3. Absolutely positively freakin' GORGEOUS...your colouring is AMAZING!! May I please have lessons????

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  4. The artist who originally drew this image would be very pleased with what you've done with it. Your shading is perfection. I love the design of your card.

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  5. Such a gorgeous Santa card and you colored him beautifully.

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  6. Oh!!! I love it! Love the glasses! Very well done!

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  7. This stamp is fabulous and so is the card you've made.

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  8. Beautiful card! I have a fabulous stamp from stampfrancisco that was based on this image (and I believe the stamp from stampfrancisco is still available in several different sizes). It's really very similar and both stamps are quite stunning!

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  9. Your coloring on this beautiful Santa image is total perfection! :)

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  10. Lucky you to have that great vintage Santa.....I wondered who the maker was. Just beautiful!!!

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  11. Amazing! Pops off the page like 3D! Wowza HP! WTG :)

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  12. Jennifer I think this is the best card I have seen all season! I love that stamp!! If you ever decide you would be willing to pif some of those images, I would be oh so interested!! That image is simply stunning! Your card has been designed well to showcase the detailed image. Thanks for sharing!! Hugz, Sunshine :)

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  13. Wow! That is an awesome card. I love your coloring of the Santa and how you did his glasses!

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