Friday, October 28, 2016

New release from Bloobel Stamps~ Mommy Kissing Santa Claus

Oh my word...have you seen this fabulous new release by Lisa Bloobel at It's called Mommy Kissing Santa...and yes, I have been humming that earworm song for days now! But how cute is the image? I just love Lisa's quirky and fun characters, as well as her unique drawing style.

I coloured Mommy and Santa with a mix of Prismacolor and Polychromos pencils. I think I smiled the whole time I coloured them :) They were then fussy cut leaving a narrow white border, adhered to black card stock, and trimmed out again leaving a narrow black border. Foam tape was used to adhere them to the background and add dimension and natural shadow.

The background began with a white card base to which I added a black mat slightly smaller then the base size. Next a rectangle of green patterned paper was cut to fit 1/8 inch inside the black. From another designer paper, a letter to Santa was cut 1/8 inch smaller on three sides and 1 inch shorter on the bottom. Vintage Photo Distress ink and faux stitching were added to this letter. This layer was matted with black card stock to help it pop and was then adhered to the green background.

The letters to spell MWAH were stamped onto the letter to loosely follow the shape of Santa's hat. A lipstick kiss image was fussy cut and matted with black before being adhered to the top right corner. Three punched hearts were added to the bottom corner to help balance the design and also bring a third point of red to complete the visual triangle. A strip of another designer paper was cut to serve as a border for the bottom of the card and also to give Santa and Mommy somewhere to stand so they weren't floating :)

Thanks for joining Santa, Mommy, and me today. We're so happy you did that! Be sure to check out Lisa's other amazing stamps at She not only has a fabulous selection of Christmas themed stamps but there is also a huge collection of other wonderful images for all occasions just waiting to spark your imagination...and make you smile.

Life is good; so is art.

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