Wednesday 12 November 2014

One layer Christmas rooftops card using Holiday Home from Stampin' Up

Which is your favourite Stampin' Up Christmas stamp set this year? For me, it's a toss up between Holiday Home, Endless Wishes and White Christmas - they're all SO much fun! Here's my latest creation using Holiday Home:

The idea of Santa and his gift-laden sleigh flying through the skies, drawn by a string of magical reindeer captures the imagination of most children (and many adults too!) I masked off the edges of the card base and a moon with a punched 1" circle before sponging in a sky. The houses were stamped in the same colour - Lost Lagoon ink is perfect for this. I dotted in silver stars with my Stampin' Dazzle marker (SO hard to get a photo to show this properly!)

You can sort of see how the stars shimmer in this photo - they really do look pretty in real life. I've chopped my Happy Halloween and Merry Christmas sentiments in half so that I can say Happy Christmas with ease! I know some people prefer not to use the adjective 'merry'.

I'll be linking this card up with Less is More's One Layer Starry Night challenge.

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When I was making this card I started wondering why Santa is supposed to deliver presents in a magical, flying, reindeer-drawn sleigh. I was astonished to read that this idea has only been around since 1823 when the poem 'T'was the Night Before Christmas' was published! Not only that but there's no mention of Rudolph in that poem and he didn't appear on the radar until 1939 when someone made up a story about him! I am disgruntled. That's not even 200 years ago and I like my legends to be a lot older than that!

I'll be back tomorrow with a project for the Stampin' Up Artisan Design Team blog hop - do come and join me for that!


  1. This is absolutely my favourite set. Honestly, perhaps my favourite set ever! I have had such fun with it...

  2. And I should have said I love your card and great idea to swop in the happy for the merry...

  3. Fabulous card Vicky! I'm so pleased I ordered this set from you and may very well CASE this card if it's OK - would link to you of course :)


    Di xx

  4. Love the creative way you've made this card Vicky. Thanks for the info on Christmas legends too. V interesting. xxx

  5. Awesome card...I love that Santa silhouette!

  6. Love the scene you've created - the image of santa and his sleigh is great!

  7. Another stunning creation Vicky
    great stamping and ink blending and a super duper starry sky.
    thanks again for taking part
    Less is More

  8. Simply fab Vicky!
    How many more sleeps are there now?
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  9. Love the card. My favorite stamp set this year is Bright and Beautiful, although they're all gorgeous! :) x

  10. Lovely card and thanks for the history of Santa's sleigh and Rudolph Tracey x

  11. LOL they are the three sets I treated myself to from SU this year Vicky! Fabulous scene, the red sentiment finishes it of well
    Thanks so much for your LIM entry
    Less is More Designer

  12. You scene make the child in me very happy...such a magical scene and I never realised how grey like the new lagoon ink pad was!!! I just love it and going to pin it right away :0) xx

  13. Very cool card! I love the way you partially stamped the houses to create your sky scene. TFS.


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