Oddball Santa and the missus ♥♥♥ Stamping Bella

Tamara here with you today. Since it’s still July I’m continuing with my Christmas in July cards. This is my third Christmas card in a row, lol. For this post I coloured Santa from Oddball Santa and the missus rubber stamp set. When I started colouring with Distress inks red was the one colour that I always stayed away from because I had a feelinhg that I can never get that true red like the one coloured with copics but after years of trying I think I really like it now. I use barn door distress ink pads for base, very little water and then I do all the shading with fired brick distress ink.

Other distress inks used on this card are:
skin: vintage photo
beard, shoes: black soot
eyes: salty ocean
Santa’s list: tea dye
outfit: fired brick, barn door

To pop up the eyes more I add a little bit of glossy glue. It maked the images look alive. Not sure if that’s good or creepy. lol

For the card I used some of the newer Doodlebug Christmas papers and added some gingam ribbon in the back. Sentiment “happy Holidays” is from Curvy Girl with holiday gifts rubber stamp set. To finish off the card I added some highlights with white gel pen and some enamel dots.

That’s all from me today.
Hugs, t.

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