Friday, 27 November 2015

Silhouette Santa

Hello.  Welcome.  Less than a month til Christmas.  Better make some cards.  Ho Ho Ho

I started with a blue card base.  I used Taylored Expressions Downtown Border die and used the negative as a mask and sponged black acrylic paint to create the silhouette city.  I sponged Blueprint Sketch distress for the sky and added a circle of white acrylic, also through a homemade mask, cos I wanted a yellow moon not a green one!!  Unexpected forward thinking LOL

I used the Downtown Border cut as a stencil and sponged yellow acrylic for the lights in the buildings and the moon.  I stamped Crafty Individuals Santa Sleigh stamp and embossed with black powder.   I liked this enough to make a couple the same and since the masks were cut it was actually quite quick to reproduce.  Think I may need to cut the masks from something other than card though.  The city lights are a bit irregular.  Maybe it's frosty LOL. 

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
OLCC Challenge 22 - Silhouette 
November Rudolph Days 
Crafty Individuals Challenge - Winter Frost 
Daring Cardmakers - Something Stencilled 
Emerald Creek - Bringing Bits of Cheer


  1. What a cool card, Ionabunny! It's good to see that Santa Claus is on track ☺
    Hugs, Anita ♥

  2. Well, yes, I'm pretty sure it's frosty! Also, you are too much of a perfecktionist, Gail! I think your lights look just fine; so does your sponged sky, bright moon, and sweet Santa's sleigh silhouette!! Hugs, Darnell

  3. I love this!! Your use of the die cuts as a mask is brilliant and the night sky looks amazing!
    Thanks so much for joining us at Emerald Creek Dares.
    ~~julia~~ Emerald Creek DT member

  4. Fabulous scenic Christmas card.

    Kath x

  5. I think it looks really fabulous:) That moon is fabulous...... in fact, the whole card works a treat :):)

  6. I can feel that frost from

    Great scene. You did a fabulous job on it. I think the lights look perfect and love the Santa and sleigh flying across the sky!

    Thanks for taking part in the November Rudolph Days Challenge and good luck in the prize draws

  7. I like your silhouette card! xxx

  8. A fantastic card I love how you've made it.

    Sue xx

  9. cute cards!! thanks for joining us at Emerald Creek Dares!!

  10. Love the look of this card.
    Happy Rudolph Day!

  11. What a great card! Love the moon with the Santa about to cross in front! Thanks for joining us at Emerald Creek Dares
    Cathy - DT member at Emerald Creek

  12. Fabulous card Gail. Thank you for playing along with the Crafty Individuals Challenge.
    Flo x

  13. Clever card Gail, very dramatic. Thanks for joining in the CI Challenge. Jean x

  14. Beautiful one layer card. Thank you for sharing with us at OLCCC.

  15. Great card and the Santa image is so fun! Thanks for sharing with us at Emerald Creek Dares Challenge! Cheers, Nicole

  16. Great city scape! Thanks for taking the time and sharing with us at Emerald Creek Dares Challenge.
    -Katelyn DT member

  17. Wonderful card and use of the city scape. Thanks for joining us for our All things Festive Emerald Creek Dares Challenge

    Karon DT

  18. Awesome! Thanks for sharing at OLCCC.

  19. Fantastic, love how you've used the neg from the die cut as a stencil - brilliant idea and looks great
    Thank you for joining in with the special The Daring Cardmakers and Bubbly Funk Challenge this week

  20. Looks just like Christmas Eve in New York City, Gail! Just love this one!

  21. Beautiful card, I love the scene!!! :)
    Thanks for joining in the Crafty Individuals challenge. Hugs, Coco xx


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