The "Painter of Light" (Thomas Kinkade) has found a new (more affordable) way for me to enjoy his art . . . with rubber stamps! For years, I have wanted a piece of Thomas Kinkade's art in my home, but I've never been able to bring myself to choose just one--or pay for it. Not too long ago, I stumbled upon a web site that sold Thomas Kinkade rubber stamps, and it just so happens that one of them . . . Village Christmas . . . is one of my most favorite!!! So, I couldn't just carry on, day in and day out, as though the stamp didn't exist. This particular card is the first one that I've made with my new stamp. Granted, it's a bit lifeless, but I tried to dress it up with touches of silver glitter and some lighting. I definitely wanted it to look cold, but I wish it had more of a late evening look. I guess I'll have to keep practicing with this one! When I placed my order for this stamp, something made me get another one . . . The Forest Chapel. It's gorgeous, of course, but I don't dare attempt all the coloring for that one just yet.
On this particular card, the ovals were created with a Curvy Cutter, and the stamped layer is adhered to SU's Night of Navy card stock. Night of Navy ink, Whisper White card stock, and silver glitter are also Stampin' Up! products.