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Thursday, 29 June 2017

Here Comes Santa

Hi everyone.  Well the Rudolph Days Challenge is here again run by Mo of Scraps of Life by Scrappymo which runs fronm 25th to the end of each month, and I can't believe a month has gone by since the last one.  Dare I say that it is only six months to Christmas ..lol.  My DH can't understand how I could possibly make Christmas cards when it's warm and sunny outside, mind you at the present time the sun has gone a little shy.  Anyway, on to my card.  I have based it on a sketch for the Less is More Challenge No. 334, and this is it:


and here is the card I made using it:


I decided to use a set from Indigoblu called Here Comes Santa.  I have had it a couple of years but haven't used it very much so thought it deserved an outing.  I cut the curves by hand but using a Spellbinders Borderabilities Curved Borders One die set to pencil round for the basic shape.  In order to get this shape I would have had to put the die the wrong way up so that's why I had to cut it by hand.  I also used a Crealies XXL No. 44 Rectangles with Dots set of dies to cut the layer.  I used this set for my last Rudolph Days card too.

I started with a snippet of white card and I stamped Santa and his sleigh using Black Archival ink, and then heat embossed it with WOW Clear Embossing Powder.  I cut a mask for the moon with some Stix2 Low Tack Masking sheet using a small circle die, and placed it before inking with Brushos.  I used Black and Ultramarine, with lots of water, and I finished by inking round the edge with a little more Black Soot Distress ink and then in the centre with Faded Jeans DI as I thought it was looking too boringly grey.  I removed the mask which had worked well considering the amount of water I used, and as  the moon looked too white I added a little Black soot and some Sunshine Yellow Adirondack ink applied with a Clarity Brush.

I decided the finished dimensions of the card would be 7" x 5" and cut down a large card to this size.  I continued with two more snippets of white card for the two curved sections.  I decided where I wanted the little scene and then cut the curved shapes as I mentioned above.  I fixed the two curves over the top of the scene and then cut it with the largest die in the Crealies set and fixed it to the front of the card.

I added some stars in the background using a Sakura sparkly silver gel pen, and then finished with a sentiment from the same set of stamps, and stamped with Versamark and heat embossed using WOW Silver Sparkle EP.

Thank you for visiting my blog today and I hope to see you again soon.






As well as the Rudolph Days Challenge and Less is More Challenge, I am also entering:

Pixie's Crafty Workshop - Week 287/8 where we use our snippets of paper and card etc.
The Foiled Fox Challenge - Simply Irresistable - Emboss Resist Technique.


20 comments:

  1. What a fabulous card, Pat, I love the design. Your little scene looks great as a panel across the card. xx

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  2. Fine job! Love the moon with Santa! Thanks too for playing along with us in the Simply Irresistible card challenge!

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  3. wonderful! love the scene inside the wavy bit

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  4. What a fabulous take on the LIM sketch Pat! I suspect I might well CASE this super card.

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  5. nice to meet you!!!
    congratulations for your wonderful crafts!!!

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  6. Your sky is so pretty and I love the bold embossed image across the moon.

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  7. What a good idea to use the die to draw around and then cut it out, which you've done a great job at x The colours of the brusho's are fabulous and yes the masking held up well to the amount of water. Love your attention to detail with adding more colour etc. Such a unique card and so very striking x

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  8. Fantastic card, Pat. Love your inked and blended background. Perfect image for stamping inside your swoosh! xx

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  9. Fab card, I love your attention to detail on the moon which gives the whole image a magical feel x

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  10. love, love this Pat! fab card..
    xx Karen

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  11. There's so much to love about this card! Your hand cut border is great and worked perfectly. Loving the inked background which has made a very evocative night sky. The stamp set is so festive! Fab card. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Less is More :)

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  12. What a beautiful card Pat, fabulous design, Kate x

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  13. A great card Pat, your inky background panel looks fabulous.
    Jean x

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  14. Simply stunning Pat. A perfect Christmas scene and such fantastic inky blending. Love the scene and your take on our sketch and thanks for joining us at Less is More this week!

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  15. This card is so beautifully clean and simple Pat and I love how you've created a whole scene in such a small amount of space. Your moon looks fabulous! Crafty hugs, Sandra x

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  16. wonderfull santa card, i must remember this inspiration. thank you

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  17. What a wonderful card, Pat. I am loving this stamp...Santa and his sleigh look great against your beautiful misty and moody looking sky!
    Thanks for taking part in the June Rudolph Days Challenge.

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  18. Great card Your sky looks sensational. Perfect background for a saint.
    Bożena x

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  19. A fabulous CAS Christmas card Pat. Wonderful design work. Barbxx

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  20. Absolutely Stunning. LOVE it.
    pjs-projects.blogspot.com

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