Today’s card (and final Christmas card for 2012) was commissioned by my manager at work.  He has the sweetest wife who also happens to be a talented artist so I was a bit nervous for her to see my colouring but I made the card extra blingy so that should distract from any colouring errors:

This guy has LOTS going on…I stamped the image twice then cut out all the trim on the hat and the robe and glued the extra trim layer to the top of the original image.  I then glued all the trim and sprinkled generous amounts of Martha Stewart coarse glitter over the glue.

Here’s a close up:

In the close up picture, you can see some of the snowflakes I made at the beginning of the Christmas project season.  They’re made using punches.  To give them more character, they have been rubbed or sponged with distress ink and then covered in snow glitter (a la Anna Wight! )  I usually make a dozen or so in 2 sizes to have on hand for my projects.  Any leftovers are saved for the next year because they’re a great finishing touch on almost any Christmas project.

My final touch was to add some tiny, super sparkly rhinestones on the upper left and on either side of the stamped sentiment.

Incidentally, this is a larger 6.5″X5″ card.

Must go wrap some presents!