Ho Ho Ho

12/11/18 Spotlight Artist Award at City Crafter Challenge Blog!
1/6/19 Top 3 at Creative With Stamps!

Hi everyone! Happy Tuesday! A new challenge has launched this morning over at Stinkin’ Inkers Challenge Blog and I’m happy to share my DT inspiration project for our Winter Wonderland challenge! We’d love to see you create something this month that reminds you of Winter! I created another Christmas card for my pile featuring Santa and his reindeer flying through the sky on a snowy Winter night!


I inked the background with several shades of blue distress ink, along with one purple shade. I started with the lightest, then using slightly darker ink with each layer around the outside of the panel, I left the center slightly lighter to depict moonlight. I splattered water with a fan brush and when that dried, I splattered Copic Opaque White pigment mixed with a tiny bit of water with the fan brush to mimmick snowfall, and then affixed the panel to the card base. I punched a circle of white cardstock for the moon and slightly inked it, and then cut the cityscape nightline from navy blue cardstock. I added these elements to the panel and colored the window openings in all the buildings with a mechanical pencil. I stamped Santa and his reindeer and the sentiment, and then added several tiny gemstones in the sky.


For the inside, I cut a white panel which I layered on navy blue cardstock and left just a tiny bit of border showing on all four sides. I added a leftover navy blue cardstock strip to the left side, stamped the sentiment and affixed the panel to the card base.


And one more look… love, love, love!


I’d love to enter this pretty Christmas card into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft: #81 – Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft: #12 – Anything Goes
Alphabet Challenge Blog: R for Reindeer
Card Mania: #111 – Christmas
Christmas Crafts All Year ‘Round: December Anything Goes
City Crafter Challenge Blog: Week #441 – Santa Claus
Classic Design Team Open Challenge Blog: #12 – Anything Goes
Country View Challenges: December Christmas Challenge
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog: #58 – Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar Challenge Blog: It’s Christmas Time
Crafty Friends: #98 – Christmas
Creative With Stamps: #33 – Santa or Gift
Dragonfly Dreams: Anything Goes
Dragonfly Journeys: #130 – Handmade Holiday Magic
Incy Wincy Designs: Create Your Own Background
Inkspirational: #175 – Designer’s Choice – Anything Christmas
Jingle Belles: Taking Back Our Eight Christmas
Not Just Cards: November Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations: December – Winter Sparkle
Sweet Stampers Challenge: #26 – Christmas
Sweet Stampin Christmas: November Challenge
The Paper Girls: #165 – Die Cuts
Tuesday Throwdown: #420 – Anything Goes
Your Scrapbook Place: December Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick and regular Whisper White cardstock, Stampin’ Up Night of Navy cardstock
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Cozy Christmas and Oh, What Fun stamp sets
Ink: Ranger Distress Ink- Stormy Sky, Dusty Concord, Faded Jeans, Chipped Sapphire; Copic Opaque White Pigment, Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Copic Multi-liner Black pen
Dies/Punches: Memory Box Cityscape Nightline die, Stampin’ Up 1-1/4″ Circle Punch
Accessories:  Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, Fan brush, mechanical pencil, tiny rhinestones,

I hope you’ve enjoyed this card and will link up a Wintery project with us this month! We can’t wait to see what you create! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,

Author: Leslie

I'm definitely what one could consider a crafting junkie! I love making cards, 3-D projects (especially paper shoes, mini albums and gift bags), mixed media projects, altering items, as well as occasional beading and making jewelry! Fortunately, hubby is very supportive! Life is good! :D

17 thoughts on “Ho Ho Ho”

  1. A lovely Christmas card. Thank you for joining us in our ‘Winter Sparkle’ theme challenge at Stamping Sensations and good luck. Warm Winter Wishes, Sandra x


  2. Such a great card ! Thank you so much for taking part in the Country View Christmas Challenge ! Merry Christmas !
    Corrie xx


  3. Gosh, I LOVE this! Wonderful card design and beautiful ink work! Thanks for sharing your lovely creation with us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin’. It looks so festive and beautiful!! Do come and play along again this month too. Happy crafting, Wends xoxo CaSS DT


  4. Hi Leslie! Magical card and that background you created is just so perfect. Thanks so much for joining my month long Handmade Holiday Magic blog challenge and good luck :)

    Jeannie T.
    Dragonfly Journeys


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