Hello! It's Sara, from Much Love, Sara. Welcome to another day of our 25 Days of Christmas Inspiration! Today, I have a super easy slimline card to share. You know I love the Picket Fence Studios Blending Circle Stencils for creating easy ink blended backgrounds. The 2-1/2" stencil created the perfect moon to highlight Santa in this fun Christmas scene card.
I began by cutting a piece of white card stock to create my card front. I taped the circle mask portion of the stencil to the paper, with the tape on the back side of the mask. Then, I blended some blue and black inks onto the background, using my Life Changing Blender Brushes. I left the bottom edge of the card front without ink. Once the sky was to the color I wanted, I blended a lighter yellow-tan color right around the edge of the mask. I then removed the mask, and added the same ink to the inside edges of the white circle. Once the inking was completed, I laid the mask back over the moon, and spritzed a little water over the top of the sky.
I pulled out my die machine, and die cut the Slim Line Our Town Cover Plate Dies from black card stock. I put the card front into my MISTI, and laid the town die cut over it, so that I could place my sentiment stamp. I positioned the stamp from the Joyeux Noel set, and then heavily powdered the card front to make sure that the embossing powder wouldn't stick to the previous ink. I then stamped the sentiment and embossed it in white. Once the embossing cooled, I used a soft cloth to buff the extra powder off the panel.
Finally, I adhered the village and Santa's sleigh die cuts in place, trimmed the edges, and then added the card front to a white card base, using foam tape.