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GUEST BLOG DESIGN TEAM MEMBER: "And to All a Good Night" Card

Posted by Kim Shultz on

Hello, everyone!  

When I saw the Dovecraft Santa Sleigh stamp (AVAILABLE HERE) and the Creative Dies Festive Scene Die (AVAILABLE HERE)  in Gareth's store, an idea immediately came to mind based on the classic Christmas poem "A Visit from St. Nicholas", also known as "Twas the Night Before Christmas".

This stamp and die are lovely on their own, but combined gives me a look reminiscent of that beloved poem from my childhood.

To begin, I cut a piece of glitter paper from my stash to 5 1/4 inches wide by 4 inches tall and applied Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink by Tim Holtz to give it a feeling of a night sky.

 

 

Next, I cut the Festive Scene Die from black cardstock and adhered it with wet glue. Due to the texture of the glitter paper, I set a large glue bottle on top of the die cut and let it set until the glue dried.

 

 What would a Christmas night sky be without a moon to light the way for Santa and his reindeer?  Rudolph can't light the sky by himself!  I used a circle die by Spellbinders to cut a circle from yellow cardstock and glued it at the top with wet glue (AVAILABLE HERE), again using a glue bottle to press the circle into the glitter paper until it dried.

 

Finally, I used VersaFine Onyx Black Ink to stamp the Santa Sleigh onto white cardstock and fussy cut it using my Westcott scissors (AVAILABLE HERE) that are available at G's Embellishment Emporium.  I've used a lot of scissors for fussy cutting and these are by far my favourite!  I adhered Santa with his reindeer over the moon with foam adhesive (AVAILABLE HERE) at a slight angle so it looked like he taking off to his next stop. I then adhered it to my 5 1/2 by 4 1/4 card base with liquid adhesive.

 

I hope you like this card and that it brings back many happy memories for you.

Please feel free to leave a comment and join us at Gareth's Facebook Groups: G's Embellishment Emporium Community Group (HERE)  and G's Creation is now my creation (HERE) for lots of inspiration and fun!

Until next time, I wish you a Craft-Happy Day.


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2 comments

  • This is stunning, Kim, truly stunning!

    Marji Miller on
  • This Christmas scene is beautiful!

    Rita on

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