I’ll be getting started on those Christmas cards in earnest now, I think. Today I’ve used a favorite old PSX stamp which I usually only take out of the drawer and look at once in a while. This time it made it all the way to my stamp table and onto a card.
I colored with Copic Markers on Flourishes Classic Ivory cardstock. I actually set aside all the markers I used, but there were so many it seemed pointless to simply post a photograph of them. I tried to minimize the variety of colors in this busy image, using green, red, gold and brown as my main colors with warm grays for his boots, beard, and fur. I also used the warm grays for subtle shading around the image. There were many shades of each color used and, consequently, I wound up with more markers than I could hold in one hand.
I thought this large image was another good candidate for embossing with my Grace’s frame Cuttlebug folder. Once again I colored the inner debossed area. I used Y21 for that. To finish, I stamped the greeting on the frame in Always Artichoke ink, and mounted the panel on a Cherry Cobbler card base.
PSX is one stamp company that went out of business. What a shame. They had the most beautiful images. Many of the stamps are considered collector’s items and fetch a pretty penny on Ebay these days. I wish I’d bought more when the price was right. However, I do have a large collection of very nice stamps which I plan to dip into a little more often – in between the new stuff, of course.
That’s it for today. I’ll be back when stamping happens. Have a very good day!
Stamps: PSX Santa K-2046, Stampin’ Up! Glad Tidings greeting Paper: Cherry Cobbler textured, Flourishes Classic Ivory Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Always Artichoke, many Copic markers for coloring Accessories: Cuttlebug Grace’s Frame embossing folder