Friday, December 18, 2015

Silent Night, Holy Night

Photographing this card made me want to throw away my camera!  The blue you see here bleaches out the teal tones which is my favorite part of the background.  So put on your teal-colored glasses before reading on.

The background was created with a lot (oopsie) of powdered dye which left a nice texture.  It also meant the dye hadn't all soaked into the paper and would blue up everything it touched  so I coated the background with matte Mod Podge.  I next spattered white pigment ink as well as used a pigment pen for the larger dots.  Definitely a Milky Way effect.

I created the winter scene using Stampin' Up's Sleigh Ride dies with foam adhesive for the sleigh layer to pop it up more.  Next I embossed the layer behind with Stampin' Up/Sizzix Falling Snow folder then ran it through again to diecut the rectangle.  This made the snow dots more subtle.  On the inside the card has a lovely Simon Says Inside Holiday Greetings sentiment.

Can't you just imagine the chill in the air and being all wrapped up and cozy warm with your sweetie?  The closest I've ever come to a sleigh ride was a snowmobile.  Doesn't quite have the same romantic vibe, hey?

I'm entering this in AAA #54 Silent Night, Holy Night CAS, Paperminutes #413 Winter Greetings, Simon Says Wednesday Die Crazy, Daring Card Makers All Wrapped Up


  1. Toni, I think this card is gorgeous! That sky is perfect! Thanks for sharing 😉 by the way...riding a horse drawn sleigh is on my bucket list!

  2. This card is soooooooooooo wonderful!!!! I love it so much!!

    Thank you for showing it at paperminutes.
    Have a nice christmas!!


  3. Your background is fantastic. Such depth of color. I tried to find my teal colored glasses, but I'm not sure I need them. So glad to have found you through Simon Says Stamp's challenge.

  4. Your card is so beautiful. Love the deep blues of your sky with the splatters of white. xx

  5. Beautiful background - and your sleigh is the perfect addition to this lovely scene! Thanks for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  6. Wow ... that is one amazing background. Love the deep shades of blue and all the gorgeous texture. xx

  7. I love your background and what a great idea with the matte mod podge! Such a wonderful wintery card. Thanks for playing along with us at AAA Cards!

  8. Brilliant card - super classy and elegant.Thanks for sharing with us at the AAA cards challenge!

  9. Beautiful card! The blue(teal :))night sky and the snowy scene with the sleigh go just perfect! Wishing you all the best for the new year!


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