Friday, November 4, 2011

Santa I Believe





It is time for another Flourishes Release Week Challenge. This month many of you have experienced SNOW already. Grab your Flourishes stamps and create a card with a snowy touch.
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I chose Flourishes Santa, I Believe set.  I have been wanting to revisit this set because it is one of my favorites.  Last year Laura Fredrickson gave me a few helpful hints on stamping this image out. It really helped alot.  When stamping she used a brayer with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.  Just ink up your brayer and then ink the stamp with the brayer.  I did this several times in different directions. Each time reloading my brayer with ink.  I then colored with Flourishes Copic Collection:




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I added some Flower Soft in Polar White for his hat fur.  I also embellished with May Arts Two Toned Ribbon, Toile Lurex Gold Ribbon (LOVE THIS STUFF)  and Crystal  Sparklets.  I used the Memory Box  Yuletide Paper.


It sparkles, shines and glistens on the landscape. Let's capture some of that snowy sparkle on our cards and creations. Use glitter, Flower Soft or any kind of bling that offers up a snowy feel. FLLCNOV11. Deadline is November 11th at 5 PM Eastern. 

Check out what the rest of the Design Team has created:
 
 

44 comments:

  1. Ooohhh so lovely...
    I am in love. Lol
    Hugs

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  2. this is fabulousssssssssssssss!!!!
    xx petra

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  3. This is one of my favorites (and I have many from your blog). I just don't think Santa could be done more beautifully as you've done with this card. Stunning!

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  4. This is beautiful! I love the image and your coloring is perfect!

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  5. Oh my goodness! Is there simply no end to your talents and stunning cards? Let's hope not...LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! xx

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  6. I can't say anything that hasent already be said...
    Lovely, just Lovely!!!!

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  7. oh my word!!! You rocked this one! I just love this card. Stunning is an understatement. Did you cut out extra paper for the corner of his hat? What did you colour his eyes with? You make me want to buy this stamp too. Amazing work!!
    Beth Greco

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  8. Your Santa card is just amazingly beautiful. What a wonderful job of coloring. I am a newbie at stamping and copics so I appreciate everything that I learn on each blog. I never thought of using Distress Ink for stamping. Need to try it now with my brayer (which I am also not very good with yet). Thanks for the inspiration.

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  9. Oh what great tips on inking the image with the brayer!!! Love how it came out and love the flower soft! Beautiful job with this big santa!!! I can't believe it's right around the corner now!!!

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  10. WOW! This is gorgeous - and your coloring is so life-like. Do you have a coloring tutorial for this?????

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  11. Oh, WOW!!! Love that fluffy fur trim to Santa's hat!! Gorgeous card, Dawn!

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  12. Just when I think all has been done with this image, you knock it out of the park with this one! I love the soft colors and the fluffy trim on his hat! This is just gorgeous!

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  13. Gorgeous card, Dawn! I love this Santa and your coloring is fantastic! Beautiful papers and details!

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  14. What a great tip, Dawn! I don't have this particular stamp...but sure do love what you've done with him...he has the kindest face and the prettiest coloring!! Wonderful card!!

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  15. Stunning card, Dawn! You've coloured it to perfection adn love the puffy hat trim.

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  16. My favorite image and OMGoodness I love how you did the old boy up. What a fabulous job...awesome. Pat

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  17. This is just stunning Dawn!!! Oh I love him, you did an amazing job with the colors.

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  18. WOW!! Your card is stunning!! You did a beautiful job of coloring with your Copics, I'm in awe!!!!

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  19. THUD!!! Tell me you are sending this to me this year? Dawn this is stunning! I adore how you have colored him, the hat and sparkle is fabulous. GORGEOUS!!!!!

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  20. What a wonderful card Dawn.

    Hugs Riet.xx

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  21. Dawn your card is absolutely gorgeous. Love love love the stamp you've used, such a perfect image for a christmas card. He reminds me of the coca cola father christmas. Your colouring is just amazing.

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  22. Absolutely drop-dead gorgeous girl! His fluffy hat is perfection and such awesome coloring!

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  23. Oh, my word, Dawn! When I saw this on the Flourishes blog preview I could hardly believe my eyes. I wondered which one of you talented ladies made the Santa. Well, here you are. This is so amazing! I really love how the Flower Soft looks on this. LOVE!

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  24. This has to be one of your most beautifully colored cards & that's saying something as they are all just gorgeous! It almost looks like a photo, you have done him so perfectly! Love it!

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  25. Beautiful stamping and colourwork on this fabulous Santa image! Hugs, Lesley

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  26. This is gorgeous and you did a fabulous job with the flower soft etc. Wonderful card!!

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  27. Beautiful!! I love this card and Santa!! Way to go.....

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  28. wow, this is beautiful! I love this image, your coloring and the 'snow'

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  29. Santa never looked so handsome! I like it...I really like it!!

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  30. Outstanding! The best Santa I have seen. Your coloring is beyond words. If I thought I could do as well I would CASE this one for sure.

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  31. Oh WOW!!! this is a stunning and gorgeous card......what a beautiful coloring job...the details are awesome!!
    PS:...if you need my address to send it...let me know...LOL...but really...stunning...!!!

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  32. Oh WOW! STUNNING!! I am Speechless and Stunned!! Dawn, this is the MOST Life Like card I have ever seen!!! I'm totally at a loss for words to describe how much I love your card!! I mean it's just Sublime!! You inspire me all the time, keep up the wonderful creations :)

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  33. How many times do you make me go "Oh my gosh!!" This is another one:) This is so totally awesome, Dawn. Your coloring is always perfection and I love the way you have finished it all off.

    I'm a little behind, so let me just say that I love your other new cards, too!

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  34. you never cease to amaze me with your talent, each and every time I open your blog, it's wondrous things I see. This is truly beautiful, something that should be hung on a wall.

    Debbie

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  35. Dawn...this is awesome! Absolutely stunning! Oh I hope I make it to your Christmas card list! Someone in your family is going to be blessed with this card!

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  36. hi ya dawn! I've been missin' ya :P Hope all is well with you. LOVE this card!!! SO COOL!!

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  37. Dawn, this is an outstanding job on Santa...you really brought him to life.

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  38. very very beautiful and unique.
    great coloring and love the flower soft on his hat fur.

    Luanne
    craftersreference.blogspot.com

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  39. Dawn,
    What a gorgeous image of Santa and so beautifully colored - he looks like he could just start speaking - he looks so real! Thanks for sharing.

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  40. He is precious and you captured him perfectly with your colors and design too!

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Thank you so much for sharing your comments with me. I really appreciate it.. Have a great stamping day..