Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Ho! Ho! Ho!

Another Christmas card - the current challenge at jingle belles had me scratching my head since I really didn't get any new Christmasy bits & bobs...but I did finally get an idea.

Supplies: Neat & Tangled sunburst stamp; Stampin' Up! santa & Ho!; Mustard Seed & Peacock Feathers distress inks; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Bic & Spectrum Noir markers; Yellow Daisy Tattered Angels glimmer mist

I masked the star Santa so I could have the rays shining out from him, and goofed around with two inks. Then I painted over it with glimmer mist in an attempt to help the inks blend better, and well, it's not my favourite. But the sunburst stamp hadn't yet been inked up, and  that Santa set from Stampin' Up has been in my stash forever (the copyright is 1999).

xoxo,
Jessi

15 comments:

Donna said...

I think that's my new favourite Santa stamp! I love him! I have a Christmas ornament that looks just like him! Love how you have the sunburst all around him!

lauren bergold said...

now *THAT* is a brilliant (in every sense!) take on the "old & new" concept... not to mention an awesome combination of stamps and colors to come up with something utterly original and utterly FAB*U*LOUS! as always, you ROCK, missus! so very pleased to have you back with us at JINGLE BELLES for another year... wouldn't be the same without ya! <3 <3 <3

Lindsey said...

It may not be your favourite, but I think it's fabulous! Your masking and colours are perfect. (I had no idea SU was even around in 1999. :D)

SmilynStef said...

A woot woot for inking up a neglected stamp ... and I love those vibrant rays ... so glad you joined our first jingle belles prompt of 2014.

Dana said...

Wonderful card!! I love love how you masked the Santa and did the sunbeams!!

Annette Allen said...

how fun is that santa.. i love this card..

Darnell J Knauss said...

You make the most original and sometimes bonkers cards, Jessi, and I just love them!! You always make me smile!! Hugs, Darnell

Barbara Godden said...

Oh super cute image awesome sunburst it's just has that WOW look. You inspire me.

~amy~ said...

I love it...awesome colors!

Chris D. said...

SHUT THE FRONT DOOR!! This is genius! Pure genius! Your coloring is amazing and I love the sunburst combined with the Santa stamp! Brilliant!

Emily Keaton said...

Absolutely darling, Jessi! That Santa star image is awesome :)

Angela said...

Love that star Santa...great SU! set and great card!

~Tammy~ said...

OMG This is flippin' awesome! I love the masking and the could background! Love that Santa!

Greta said...

I have that starburst on my wish list--very creative way to use it!

lostinpaper said...

Totally made me smile, who wouldn't love a star shining santa (and look at you go girlfriend, more Christmas cards to boot)!