I've been making some Christmas cards and needed to get out of the standard red and green color mode. When I saw this week's Dynamic Duo's challenge (DD29), it was just the ticket. I combined it with this week's Retro Sketches challenge (RS38) and came up with this card.
The stamp I used is one I unmounted some time ago and wish I could recall the brand. Some of the first stamps I unmounted, I didn't think to keep track of the manufacturer. I want to say it's Good Night Media, but I'm not sure. If you recognize it, please post.
Here's a bit of a close up. I used SU watercolor wonder crayons to add some muddled hues to the background of the image. And markers, to go over the "Merry Christmas". I also colored in a few little spots on the black and white print paper using a Marina Mist SU marker just to tie it all together a bit more.
...and a peek into the inside of the card. I haven't add a greeting yet. I'll do that as I get ready to send it.
Here's the sketch and color inspiration. My main image was a bit large so I had to adjust the sketch, but the inspiration is there nonetheless.
Paper: Stampin' Up (Night & Day DSP, Subtles Patterns stack), SU Cardstock (Marina Mist, Basic Black, Whisper White)
Ink: SU Basic Black (gotta wait for it to dry after stamping)
Coloring: SU markers, SU watercolor wonder crayons
Tools: EK Success Border punch on the inside
Accessories: SU ribbon