Paisley Santa Card

Santa baby, hurry down the chimney tonight!
Today I'm sharing homemade stamped Christmas cards in unusual  color combinations. The first one is built around a beautiful paisley background paper, topped with a subtler, darker-toned print. And they both sport that special "bling" for the snowflakes!

I used one of my favorite Christmas rubber stamps from Inkadinkado in a dark pink chalk ink on pink card stock. I then cut out the image with deckle-edge scissors, and inked the edges brown. Yellow and orange inks form a halo of sorts. Puff pens in white, pink and spearmint add dimension to Santa's wreath hat. 

The image is vibrantly layered three times with orange, dark pink, and medium pink. An iridescent ribbon runs vertically, and 
"tinfoil" snowflake embellishments along the edge make a beautiful finish.

They almost look like ice crystals!  And you can make them yourself!

Santa in orange, burgandy, and blue plays on a similar theme. 
In this one the ribbon wraps lovingly around the image, which is stamped in red chalk ink on pink card stock. Interesting how these color combinations make the negative space look almost peach. 

The set is angled jauntily on white cardstock. Snowflakes land on layered squares. The whole color combination lends a warm yet frosty feel to this card. 

Have you figured out what the snowflakes are made from? You may be surprised...and then you will want to make some!! The super-easy tutorial is now available by clicking HERE!

In this age of electronic communication, a real card seems luxurious. I'll have to practice my penmanship, though! 

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