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My earlier Christmas cards were done in black and white. This was my card for 1996. It was the first time I tried water soluble graphite pencils, and I found them to be fun. They played nicely with the pen and ink. I don't work with them much now because I'm so addicted to color, but they are fun to use. I've started some sketchbooks, so I think I will start using them again for quick sketches. This card was a hit with my family and friends. I remember I really enjoyed sketching this one