Sunday, June 24, 2012

Sunday Stamping With Paula Williamson: Santa & Pals

With summer finally here, I'll bet you're thinking "Christmas" these days...right? If not, Paula Williamson's card just might change your mind!

It's never too early to get a jump start on your holiday cardmaking, and 11003MC Santa & Pals Clear Set (drawn by artist Tammy DeYoung) is a great set to use:

I love the clean and simple layout of Paula's beautiful creation:

You can see above how the carefully designed elements of this stamp set make it really versatile! Use the characters by themselves, put them into an ornament, or insert them into a snowglobe (like Paula did).

In addition to her gorgeous coloring and blending with Gamsol, Paula added pretty finishing touches to make things "pop":

She pounced dots of glue with a Quickie Glue Pen and sprinkled ultrafine glitter on top. Then she used a white gel pen to add lines in Santa's beard and dots in the globe area around Santa and on the fur trim of his hat for texture.

That white gel pen also came in handy for highlighting the raised dots in her dry embossed background panel:

Prismacolor Pencils: White, Light Peach 927, Peach 939, Carmine Red 926, Crimson Lake 925, Tuscan Red 937, Putty Beige 1083, Powder Blue 1087, Blue Slate 1024, Jade Green 1021, Muted Turquoise 1088, Periwinkle 1025, Cool Grey 70% 1065, Burnt Ochre 943, French Grey 50% 1072, French Grey 90% 1076, Chocolate 1082

Supplies: 11003MC Santa & Pals Clear Set, Memento Black Ink, Prismacolor Pencils, Gamsol, White Cardstock, Bazzill Cardstock, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder in Happy Holidays, White Gel Pen, Ultrafine Glitter, Sakura Quickie Glue Pen, Helmar Scrap Dots

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Getting to know Paula and featuring her work has been absolutely wonderful, and I hope you've enjoyed it as much as I have! If so, please leave a comment to join me in thanking her for sharing such awesome projects.


stamping sue said...

what a great stamp set. Paula did a wonderful job!
stamping sue

Anonymous said...

i love this clean and simple card with all the extra attention to detail! this cute stamp set would make some fun christmas cards.

Tex / Bev Gerard said...

Another darling creation, Paula! Such a smile-maker!

~Tex / Bev

Diana N. said...

Your work is indeed awesome!

Sue D said...

Wonderful and great details!