Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Holiday Cheer


Today, I have a super easy slimline card to share.  You know I love the Picket Fence Studios Blending Circle Stencils for creating easy ink blended backgrounds.  The 2-1/2" stencil created the perfect moon to highlight Santa in this fun Christmas scene card.  

I began by cutting a piece of white card stock to create my card front.  I taped the circle mask portion of the stencil to the paper, with the tape on the back side of the mask.  Then, I blended Stormy Sky, Chipped Sapphire, and Black Soot Distress Oxide Inks onto the background, using my Life Changing Blender Brushes.  I left the bottom edge of the card front without ink.  Once the sky was to the color I wanted, I blended Antique Linen Distress Oxide Ink right around the edge of the mask.  I then removed the mask, and added the same ink to the inside edges of the white circle.  Once the inking was completed, I laid the mask back over the moon, and spritzed a little water over the top of the sky.  

I pulled out my die machine, and die cut the Slim Line Our Town Cover Plate Dies from black card stock.  I put the card front into my MISTI, and laid the town die cut over it, so that I could place my sentiment stamp.  I positioned the stamp from the Joyeux Noel set, and then heavily powdered the card front to make sure that the embossing powder wouldn't stick to the previous ink.  I then stamped the sentiment in Versamark, and embossed it in white.  Once the embossing cooled, I used a soft cloth to buff the extra powder off the panel.  

Finally, I adhered the village and Santa's sleight die cuts in place, trimmed the edges, and then added the card front to a white card base, using foam tape.  

The whole card took very little time to complete, and I love this little scene.  

Have a fantastic day. Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies specific to this card, are listed, and linked, in the blog post.  
To see the basic tools that I use on nearly every card, please click here.

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