I loved making this Christmas card.
I wanted to make some night-time Christmas cards . . . but I wanted ones which weren’t the typical ‘cottage with the lamp in the window’ views, nor the: ‘Santa driving his sleigh across the moon’ type of thing. These sorts of card are really lovely, pretty cards. But they weren’t what I had in mind to make. I wanted to make something more ‘edgy’. Christmas night sky – but with a difference.
Made using only Card-io Stamps for the images on the card. I began by first making a mask for the moon – which I cut from a post it note, using the sticky part of the post it as part of the circle, so that I could attach it to the card without any fear of it marking the card when I removed it.
After getting the moon in place, I then ‘put in’ the snow drifts and then stamped some trees. I added the birds flying in the sky, and then chose a black fine tipped pen and drew a swirly line around the left hand side of the card and across the top. To this I ‘pegged’ some stars, (in three sizes), some hearts and some Christmas Trees. The hearts I coloured in red, the trees in green, and the stars: I coloured some in icy blue; some in Gold glitter from a Glitter It pen, and some in sparkly Silver, again from a Glitter It pen.
I then added ‘snow’ to the snow drifts – using Pinflair Glitter Glue and Pinflair Snow Dust. (see close up, above, of a section of the card so that you could see the Snow Dust). I then took a fine tipped glue pen and added some tiny dots of glue, which I sprinkled some glitter dust on to make twinkly dots in the sky. Finally, just to finish the night scene off, I used a Graph It marker in White, to add ‘snow’ dots to the scene.
And that, – as they say in some of those TV shows, – is all there is to it.
This card was seriously simple to make, and I really like the way it turned out.
I pretty much think I’ve told you everything I’ve used to make this card as I was walking you through what I did to make it. The only things I think I’ve left out are: I used Whisper Archival ink pads in three shades of blue and also in a sage green (only the teeniest bit of this). I also used Ranger Archival Ink pad in black, and used Staedtler fine liner coloured pens to colour in the trees, stars and hearts. Finally – the glitter I used was from a collection of glitters by WOW.
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