thanks dudes. i really had fun doing this. i drew all the seps and made the trapping really big so it has this real layered, chunky hand cut feel to it. in person you can really see the difference in the right light. i'm doing more of this style this year. i need to get some ruby.
p.s. thx eddie i'll take the amyjo ref. as a compliment. for the record i referenced old firework packaging for the image. get it? fireworks, new years :P