This card was so much fun to make and I used several Waltzingmouse stamp sets I just received, Around Christmastime and Off Beat Backgrounds. One of the things I love about Waltzingmouse stamps is they are so great for making patterned paper. The stamps are huge, so easy to line up and it took me no time at all to stamp the black and white checkerboard pattern on this card. I used A Muse pigment ink in onyx and I was so happy with the result. The other thing I love about Waltzingmouse stamps is their images are so intricate, they don't need a lot of detailed shading when you color them. For my "Irish" Santa, I stamped the image with the onyx ink and clear embossed it. I colored Santa's hat green, I know, not the traditional color of Santa's hat, but I was trying to tie in the green cardbase. Who says Santa can't wear a green hat? Not me! I added some tinsel glitter to his hat and colored the bell with a gold glitter pen. Between the embossing and the glitter, he is pretty darn sparkly. The Santa image was diecut with a Spellbinder pinked circle popped up on a slightly larger circle diecut. I distressed the edges of the patterned paper and added some saddle stitch ribbon and bow. There are two pine sprigs which are images from Around Christmastime. They are embossed, hand-cut and all glittered up too. The final touch was the two little jingle bells tied on with twine. So far, this is my very favorite holiday card. I think I will be making several of these to send this year. Thanks for taking a look.