Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Santa Baby!

Hello Friends! Shhhh! I know I'm supposed to be on a 'creative' vacation, but I colored up this Santa Baby Diva and just had to pop on to share her with all of you.

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Isn't she cute! I love her so much! She was a special request from me and she's everything I envisioned and more! She's printed on my favorite card stock and colored with Copic markers. I die cut the image with the super fun Journaling die from Lawn Fawn. After coloring, I went about adding lots of little details. I added Sparkly Fluff to the fur areas, colored her ribbon sash with a gold Wink of Stella glitter brush, added red Stickles to all of the berries, gave her a dimensional pearl necklace and jewels around her wrist. I kept the layout of  the card simple, because I wanted the focus on the image. Just a side note: I love the effect the Sparkly Fluff gives, it was however, just hateful to work with! It attaches to most anything and I had a devil of a time removing it from my hands, my wood blinds, my work surface and my clothes! I must have done something wrong.

Anyway, I finished off the inside.

I used the same Journaling die and some of the same patterned paper from the outside to tie everything together I added a heart coated with red Stickles to finish it off. I've noticed that my cards are requiring more postage, because I usually do a lot of matting with card stock. Going into 2014, I will be making a few design changes. The inside of this card is a sneak peek of what's to come. :)

Okay, good people, I'll get back to my 'vacation' now. Again, I wish you the Merriest of Christmases and the Happiest of New Years! You all are the best!


digital stamp: Santa Baby Diva(MelJen's Designs)
stamp sets: 'hey baby'-Petals and Wings(GinaK Designs)  heart-Bee Mine(Lawn Fawn)  
card stock: Iridescent Cryogen White  Dark Chocolate(Papertrey Ink)
patterned paper: Peace, Joy, Love(Lawn Fawn)
ink: Tulip(Close to My Heart)  Versafine Black Onyx(Tsukineko)
punches: Heart Trio(Stampin' Up!)
dies: Stitched Journaling Card(Lawn Fawn)  Classic Circle Nestabilities(Spellbinders)
other: Xmas Red Stickles(Ranger)  Sugar Sparkly Fluff(Our Craft Lounge)  Gold Wink of Stella glitter brush(Zig)  Tiny Twinkles(Taylored Expressions)  pearls(Stampin' Up!)  Mistletoe Hemp Twine(Lawn Fawn)  Copic Markers


Jeanne said...

What a fabulous card, Ms Barb! She is divine! I adore all the details you've added to make her extra festive. Wow! So fun and wonderful. Thanks so much for sharing during your creative retreat. Sure was worth it. :) Merry Christmas my sweet friend!

Sheila H said...

This is a jaw dropping adorable card, Barb! The many and varied details are awesome. The fluffy fur adds such a pop of fun as well as great texture and dimension. I love the journal die! I'm hearing Eartha Kitt - did I just date myself?!

Teen Queen said...

Barb this is such a lovely card. The image is super cute and the details you added are fab! TFS