Friday 20 November 2015

Santa's on his way

This weeks's prompt at Less is More is a one-layer card inspired by Santa. I rummaged through my stash trying to find a Santa image, found several digital images that might work, and then my order of two Crafter's Companion Inspiration magazines arrived two days ago, including a Christmas stamp set by Sheena Douglass. Talk about perfect timing.

So I set to work masking off a strip on my card where I wanted to create my scene and punched out a circle mask for my moon. I created my night sky by blending distress inks and adding a little more ink at the bottom after removing my circle mask.

The sentiment is from a Kelly Purkey set and was stamped in Memento Tuxedo black and after my inked panel was fully dry, I heat embossed Santa and his reindeer using Liquid platinum embossing powder. I rounded the corners of my card using my corner chomper and my card was finished.

Less is more - 250 One layer - Santa
Beccy's Place - A month of holiday cards - Day 6 Masking
ATSM - 171 Anything goes
SSS Wednesday challenge - Christmas
Addicted to CAS - 76 Hero


  1. Beautiful inking Marianne, superbly CAS and a delightful Santa scene.
    Great to see you've linked up at Less is More and ATCAS.
    Thanks so much. Sarah

  2. Super card!
    Great inking and stamping!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  3. Beautiful card, Marianne!

  4. A lovely crisp and elegant design Marianne and the rounded corners really soften the overall look.

    Hope you have a good weekend, bet it's a bit warmer where you are, here it's blowing a gale, raining an just on 0 degrees.

    B x

  5. Your card is gorgeous Marianne, well done! I love the way you've done the strip along the top of the card, particularly the beautiful moon. Great idea to emboss the Santa stamp, it looks awesome in silver. Love it!

  6. Such a great card love the masking and the stamp. Thanks for joining us over at ATCAS.

  7. gorgeous! the heat embossing is perfect!

  8. Beautiful masking, blending and stamping. Loving that deep blue/purple shade.
    Thanks for sharing at ATSM and Less is More, Anita x

  9. Perfect timing... and perfect image! Not to mention a gorgeous card!

  10. Gorgeous night sky, Marianne! Beautiful image, and I love the sentiment! A really stunning card! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Addicted to CAS!

  11. What stunning inking Marianne, lovely card!
    Thank you for joining us
    “Less is More”

  12. Gorgeous scene! Love it. Thanks for playing along Simon Says Stamp Christmas Wednesday Challenge.
    Gayatri xx