Monday 26 September 2022

The Night Before Christmas

Hi everyone,

We're just now approaching the time of year when I wake up to the fact that I am woefully behind on the Christmas card making front, so I am resolved to get a wriggle on and need to start making several each week from now on. 

Today I would like to share my first card using a new set of Visible Image stamps. I have wanted an image of Santa and his sleigh driving across the night sky for a long time, and finally I have got one!

I stamped my rows of rooftops with various colours of Versafine Clair, then created my night sky with Distress Oxide inks and a circle mask. I stamped my sleigh and sentiment, highlighted it and my skyline windows with Sakura sparkle pen, then created some snowflakes with Posca pen spatters. I matted everything onto black and then silver card and attached to my card base - job done!! This was actually a pretty simple card, though the positioning of the skyline was quite tricky, even with my stamp positioning tool.

Here is an angled pic to show the sparkle of the moon reflection and the windows.

Stamps: Visible Image Christmas Eve; sentiment - Uniko Festive Sentiments;
Media: Distress Oxide inks (Chipped Sapphire, Wilted Violet); Versafine Clair (Nocturne, Medieval Blue, Morning Mist); Sakura Stardust pen (gold, clear); Posca pen (white).

Challenges I would like to enter:

ABC Christmas - S is for Snow - TOP 3
Aud Sentiments #297 - Christmas plus a Sentiment
C.R.A.F.T. #651 - Christmas
Simon Says (Monday) - Sparkle & Shine (2nd entry)
Sweet Stampin' - Christmas in September - TOP 3
Winter Wonderland (September) - Christmas Animals
We Love Stamping (September) - Anything Goes with Stamping (3rd entry)
Word Art Wednesday #561/562 - Anything Goes (3rd entry)

Thanks very much for visiting,and have a great day.


brenda said...

It's another lovely card for the Christmas box Pauline, you'll soon catch up, thanks sos much for sharing with us at We Love Stamping challenge.

B x

Sarn said...

Beautiful Christmas card. Really great inking xxx

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous Christmas card, love the colour of the sky and the fabulous scene you've created.
Lorraine x

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Gorgeous card.
Thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge Blog challenge. Good luck Ginny DT for
CRAFT Challenge Blog

Rainey's Craft Room said...

This is a wonderful Christmas Eve night scene, I love the colour blending in the sky and your fabulous rooftops stamp (what company is this from please?).

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is another real stunner Pauline. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at We Love Stamping.

Mervi said...

Gorgeous card Pauline, love it!
Thank you for sharing at We Love Stamping Challenge;-))m

Sheryl said...

Gorgeous background Pauline.
Thank you so much for entering our challenge this week at CRAFT Challenge looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Hugs Sheryl CRAFT DT xx

Kerry Charles said...

Beautiful card, love it. Thanks for entering the challenge this week at CRAFT Challenge. Kerry (DT)

Brenda said...

Pauline, this is such a beautiful scene. Your blending is gorgeous and all that positioning youʻve done is just perfect. Thanks so much for sharing it with us at CRAFT Challenge!

Lynda said...

A great scene and great technique. Thank you for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge xx Lynda/Loopyloo DT

Zw@@n said...

Wow, I love your card, it's stunning. Beautiful scene. Thank you for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge. xx Wilma

Tracey T said...

Love, love, love this Christmas scene! Thank you for playing along with us at Sweet Stampin'. Tracey

samantha's cards said...

What a lovely card, so magical. Thanks for joining us at THAIC.

Sammy said...

Gorgeous! I love the gradient of the buildings. What a fab idea! :) Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week. Sammy-x

SarahR said...

Hello Pauline, oh wow this is stunning! Love the stamps and the scene you've created. Gorgeous colour choices as well.
Thanks for joining in with us at Sweet Stampin', looking forward to seeing you next time. Sarah - DT