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.