This is another great sketch from Maria. I don't know where she comes up with all of her ideas on a WEEKLY basis. Once I picked my stamp, I knew I wanted to use the big black brads I got a while ago.
I used a Deedle-dee Doodles image from her Christmas Decorations stamp set. I really like these images, because they are fun and easy to color. Diana made them with coloring book images in mind, so crafters could use whatever medium they wanted and get a great finished look. Isn't he cute? We have two nutcrackers, so I grab one and started coloring. Once I had him finished, I searched for the perfect paper. Check out Diane's blog! She is working on some new sets that are at the top of her sidebar. CUTE!
I wish you could see the sparkly red paper like I can...and....the shimmer of the pearl paper right behind the nutcracker. Both of these papers are from Paper Temptress. They added just the right amount of shimmer and sparkle to my card.
Supplies used: Paper - red sparkle and off-white glimmer (Paper Temptress), black and moonstruck cs (CTMH), solar white crest (Neenah), gold (Scenic Route Paper Co.); ink - black (Memento), copic markers; stamp set - Christmas Decorations (Deedle-dee Doodles); Accessories - big black brads (unkown); white gel pen (SU), pop dots (unknown), D'Vine Swirl embossing folder (Cuttlebug)
Hey ~ Did you see my new blog banner? I felt like something different. I made it myself in PSE and I need more training. I am considering having someone design a blog banner for me, but I don't know what I want it to look like, especially if I am going to pay for it and keep it up for a while.