The card design is from a sketch, MFTWSC42, by My Favorite Things. Santa himself was stamped with Versamark and heat embossed with detail black embossing powder on watercolor paper (from the art department). I used a set of watercolor pencils that I've had for ages and colored my Santa. Having the heat embossed image helps your color stay inside the lines. I added just a minimal amount of color and shading with the pencils and then went over it with a water brush. The stamp I used is from Mark's Finest Papers. The company has been sold recently and I don't know if they still carry this stamp set. The papers I used are from a Recollections Christmas pad that I found on sale for $9.99. I also used Stampin Up Cherry Cobbler cardstock and CTMH Pear cardstock. For the aqua blue tab, I used a Stampin Up decorative label punch and DCWV mat stack. "Happy Holidays" is from the same set as Santa and it's stamped in CTMH black ink. For my card base, I used the white pre-made card blanks and envelopes for sale at Hobby Lobby and Micheal's. I added a bit of red and white twine and a button just for fun.
And I couldn't make just one...
This time I stamped Santa with Staz-on in jet black on watercolor paper. It worked just as well as heat embossing, but I had to be more careful about staying inside the lines;)
I hope you enjoyed your visit. Until next time, Scrap Sassy!