I was so busy the last several weeks that I haven't been able to work on some of my Stampsmith Christmas stamps. I love the Christmas Cards # 2 Art Rubber Stamps from Estelle. It was the first plate of StampSmith stamps that I ever owned. I LOVE this Santa image. He is so jolly and kind looking. This stamp is so clear that you can almost see the twinkle in his eye.
I stamped this image using Sepia Ancient Page ink on Ranger Glossy card stock. I used my watercolor crayons and a water brush on the image. I added some red to his lips and rouge to his cheeks and a bit of blue to his eyes to make them twinkle just a bit more. I really LOVE this image. The Kraft and red card stock that I used was from Recollections. I used a piece of patterned paper from the Christmas Combo paper pack from DCWV (Last years collection). I inked all of the paper with the new Distress Ink color of Gathered Twigs. I think this is my new favorite color of distress ink. My fingers are crossed that Ranger will eventually release the re-inker for these seasonal colors that they have released in the last few months. The ribbon I used was from Recollections as well (Their Christmas collections). I punched the poinsettia's from card stock scraps using my Martha Stewart punch and added some bling to the flower centres. The stamp has Ho Ho Ho on it originally but I stamped out a sentiment from my stash. The inside of the card is finished with scrap patterned paper and card stock along with another poinsettia.